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Elm Fork Trinity River near Carrollton, TX (CART2)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 19 ft
445.414.0
444.413.0
443.412.0

Major Flooding Begins

442.411.0
441.410.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

440.49.0
439.48.0

Minor Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Fort Worth, TX West Gulf River Forecast Center
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3.9 ft at 12/07/2016 07:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Flow (in CFS): 120

Historic Crests
(1) 19.00 ft on 05/25/1908
(2) 16.50 ft on 04/26/1942
(3) 13.48 ft on 05/05/1990
(4) 13.12 ft on 05/30/2015
(5) 13.00 ft on 05/19/1935
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.08 ft on 07/05/2016
(2) 8.27 ft on 07/04/2016
(3) 8.38 ft on 06/21/2016
(4) 8.04 ft on 06/14/2016
(5) 8.25 ft on 06/13/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 08/01/1980

Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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Rating Curve Extension - The Rating Curve Extension is calculated by using either a linear, logarithmic, or hydraulic technique to extend the rating curve above the currently established relationship between stage and flow.

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14 Water several feet deep on both city golf courses, upstream from the gage. McInnish Sports Complex almost completely inundated by 3 to 4 feet of water. Portions of Sandy Lake Road covered by 2 to 4 feet of water, east of the George Bush Turnpike and west of I-35E. Most of the RV Park inundated with 3 to 5 feet of water.
13 Majority of McInnish Sports Complex and city golf course upstream east of the river flooded. Sandy Lake Road, east of the George Bush Turnpike, under 1 to 2 feet of water for a quarter mile. Water approaching businesses on south side of Sandy Lake Road, west of I-35E.
12.5 Water begins crossing Sandy Lake Road near the RV Park east of the George Bush Turnpike. Sandy Lake Road and nearby parks closed. Mandatory evacuations of affected RV Park residences likely.
12 Sections of both eastern and western city golf courses inundated upstream. Water covers McInnish Park entrance road and begins inundating playing fields.
11 McInnish Park closed. Water reaches park road entrance. Large sections of the city golf course upstream of the gage are flooded and the golf course is closed.
10 Western sections of the city golf course, closest to the river, upstream from the gage will be inundated. McInnish Park Sports Complex will begin to flood.
8 Minor flooding will occur upstream from the gage, near the city golf course.
Photos
(1) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Gage reading 8 feet.
(2) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Stage 11 feet.
(3) McInnish Sports Complex Closed at 11 feet.
(4) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Stage 13 feet.
(5) Indian Creek Golf Course Inundation at 13 Feet.
(6) Sandy Lake Rd Flooded At 13 Feet. Just east of the George Bush Turnpike.
(7) Sandy Lake Road inundated at 13 feet. Looking west towards the George Bush Turnpike.
(8) RV Park flooding at 13 feet.
(9) RV Park flooding at 13 feet.
(10) McInnish Sports Complex flooded at 13 feet.
(11) McInnish Sports Complex inundation at 13 feet.
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.