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Buffalo Bayou at Piney Point Village, TX (PPTT2)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

62.7 62.7
61.7 61.7
Record Crest: 61.23 ft
60.7 60.7

Major Flooding Begins

59.7 59.7
58.7 58.7
57.7 57.7

Moderate Flooding Begins

56.7 56.7
55.7 55.7
54.7 54.7
53.7 53.7
52.7 52.7

Minor Flooding Begins

51.7 51.7
50.7 50.7
49.7 49.7

Near Flooding Begins

48.7 48.7
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Houston/Galveston, TX West Gulf River Forecast Center

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28.8 ft at 04/17/2014 17:30:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:60
Moderate Flood Stage:57
Flood Stage:52
Action Stage:49

Historical Crests
(1) 61.23 ft on 03/04/1992
(2) 60.98 ft on 04/28/2009
(3) 57.31 ft on 05/18/1989
(4) 57.20 ft on 08/31/1981
(5) 57.00 ft on 11/18/2003
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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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60 At levels above 60 feet major lowland flooding begins as homes above the gage begin to flood and several streets near the gage are innundated.
59.3 At levels above 59.3 the bridge at Briar Forest SW is innundated.
57 At levels above 57 feet moderate lowland flooding begins as portions of Briar Forest Drive begin to flood.
53.5 At levels above 54.5 feet garages on Arrowhead begin to flood.
52 At levels above 52 feet minor lowland flooding begins as pool decks, tennis courts, and lower garage area are innundated.
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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.