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Colorado River (TX) at Wharton, TX (WHAT2)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 51.9 ft
102.4 50.0
101.9 49.5
101.4 49.0
100.9 48.5
100.4 48.0
99.9 47.5
99.4 47.0
98.9 46.5
98.4 46.0
97.9 45.5
97.4 45.0
96.9 44.5
96.4 44.0
95.9 43.5
95.4 43.0

Major Flooding Begins

94.9 42.5
94.4 42.0
93.9 41.5
93.4 41.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

92.9 40.5
92.4 40.0
91.9 39.5
91.4 39.0

Minor Flooding Begins

90.9 38.5
90.4 38.0
89.9 37.5
89.4 37.0
88.9 36.5
88.4 36.0
87.9 35.5
87.4 35.0
86.9 34.5
86.4 34.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX West Gulf River Forecast Center
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46.9 ft at 05/31/2016 19:15:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 41
Flood Stage: 39
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 51.90 ft on 12/13/1913
(2) 48.72 ft on 10/23/1998
(3) 48.32 ft on 11/26/2004
(4) 45.31 ft on 12/27/1991
(5) 42.78 ft on 05/31/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 42.78 ft on 05/31/2015
(2) 48.32 ft on 11/26/2004
(3) 48.72 ft on 10/23/1998
(4) 21.54 ft on 02/23/1998
(5) 28.50 ft on 10/15/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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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48 Major lowland flooding continues with much of west and southwest Wharton flooded. Most streets between Sunset Street...FM 102...and U.S. Highway 59 are inundated and impassable and several homes have 3 feet or more of water in them.
45.3 Major lowland flooding continues with many homes in the west part of Wharton flooded with 2 to 3 feet of water. The JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is flooded and isolated.
44 Major lowland floding continues as the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is isolated and many homes in the west part Wharton are flooded.
43 Major lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage as numerous streets in west and southwest Wharton are inundated and the lowest homes threatened. The JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton close to being isolated.
41.5 Moderate lowland flooding continues as the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is flooded.
41 Moderate lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage with the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton threatened.
39 Minor lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage as water excapes tha main channel.
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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.