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Guadalupe River at Victoria, TX (VICT2)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

Record Crest: 34.04 ft
62.9 34.0
61.9 33.0
60.9 32.0
59.9 31.0
58.9 30.0

Major Flooding Begins

57.9 29.0
56.9 28.0
55.9 27.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

54.9 26.0
53.9 25.0
52.9 24.0
51.9 23.0
50.9 22.0
49.9 21.0

Minor Flooding Begins

48.9 20.0
47.9 19.0
46.9 18.0
45.9 17.0
44.9 16.0
43.9 15.0
42.9 14.0
41.9 13.0
40.9 12.0
* = Extended rating
Weather Forecast Office Corpus Christi, TX West Gulf River Forecast Center

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:29.5
Moderate Flood Stage:27
Flood Stage:21
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 34.04 ft on 10/20/1998
(2) 31.22 ft on 07/03/1936
(3) 31.10 ft on 09/02/1981
(4) 30.97 ft on 11/26/2004
(5) 30.67 ft on 09/21/1967
(6) 30.45 ft on 06/07/1987
(7) 30.37 ft on 05/16/1972
(8) 30.36 ft on 07/11/2002
(9) 30.35 ft on 06/22/1961
(10) 30.28 ft on 02/26/1958
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34 THIS IS THE FLOOD OF RECORD (34.04 FEET)...WHICH OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 20 1998. DISASTEROUS FLOODING OCCURS. THE AEP POWER PLANT ON BOTTOM ROAD IS UNDER WATER AND ELECTRICITY MAY BE SHUT OFF ON THAT SIDE OF TOWN. 600 HOMES WERE FLOODED ON THE WEST SIDE OF TOWN. A LARGE NUMBER OF CITY BLOCKS IN VICTORIA ARE UNDER WATER
31 MAJOR LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS. THE RIVER GENERALLY FLOODS 40 SQUARE BLOCKS OF GREENS ADDITION SUBDIVISION...AND AREAS WEST OF MOODY STREET BETWEEN WATER STREETS AND CONSTITUTION STREETS
30.5 NEAR FIFTY HOMES IN THE GREENS ADDITION SUBDIVISION...AND THE AREA WEST OF MOODY STREET BETWEEN WATER AND CONSTITUTION STREETS FLOOD. THE LEVEES DOWNSTREAM NEAR THE GUADALUPE AND SAN ANTONIO RIVERS MAY BE IMPACTED. HUNDREDS OF CATTLE ARE CUT OFF AND DROWNED BELOW CUERO TO NEAR TIVOLI. HIGHWAY 35 FLOODS FOR SEVERAL MILES. MUCH OF THE FLOOD PLAIN NEAR AND BELOW THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER CONFLUENCE IS SEVERAL MILES WIDE...FLOODING AND ISOLATING A LARGE RESIDENTIAL AREA
29.8 WATER STARTS TO FLOOD HOURS AT THE WEST END OF CONVENT STREET NEAR THE OLD LANDFILL. THE LOWEST HOMES IN THE GREENS ADDITION SUBDIVISION IN VICTORIA...THE CITY PARK...MUCH OF THE GOLF COURSE...INCLUDING THE GOLF CART SHEDS...AND THE ZOO FLOOD. A FISHING RESORT BELOW HIGHWAY 35 NEAR TIVOLI FLOODS...AND MANY HOMES ABOVE HIGHWAY 35 NEAR TIVOLI ARE SURROUNDED BY FLOW SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS WIDE. PORTIONS OF RIVERSIDE CAMP GROUNDS IN TIVOLI APPROACHING HIGHWAY 59 FLOOD.
29.5 MAJOR LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS. THE LOWEST HOMES IN THE GREENS ADDITION SUBDIVISION IN VICTORIA...THE CITY PARK...MUCH OF THE GOLF COURSE...INCLUDING THE GOLF CART SHEDS...AND THE ZOO FLOOD. A FISHING RESORT BELOW HIGHWAY 35 NEAR TIVOLI FLOODS...AND MANY HOMES ABOVE HIGHWAY 35 NEAR TIVOLI ARE SURROUNDED BY FLOW SEVERAL HUNDRED YARDS WIDE. HUNDREDS OF CATTLE IN THE FLOOD PLAIN BELOW CUERO ARE CUT OFF AND MAY DROWN. RIVERSIDE CAMP GROUNDS IN TIVOLI APPROACHES TO HIGHWAY 59 BEGIN TO FLOOD
29 WATER CROSSES FORDYCE ROAD AT THE LARGE CULVERT BETWEEN THE LAKES. THE MAIN PORTION OF SAXET LAKE PARK IS CLOSED AND WATER COVERS SOME OF THE PICNIC AREAS AND ROADS. GATES LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF FORDYCE ROAD AND FOX ROAD...AS WELL AS THE INTERSECTION OF FORDYCE ROAD AND TIMBER DRIVE ARE CLOSED AND NO TRAFFIC IS ALLOWED THROUGH. WATER IS UNDER THE U. S. BUSINESS 59 EAST AND WEST RELIEF BRIDGES...AND OVER CRIAG AND CONSTITUTION. AREAS WEST OF MOODY STREET BETWEEN WATER AND CONSTITUION ARE THREATENED
28.5 WATER IS IN THE FIRST PARKING LOT ON MCCRIGHT AND IN THE FIELD ACROSS FROM THE ZOO. WATER REACHES SPRING CREEK DRIVE AT THE RAILROAD UNDERPASS...AND MAY BEGIN TO FLOW OVER CONSTITUTION AND CRAIG. THE OLD TOWN AREA MAY BE THREATENED. WATER ALSO IS OVER THE ROAD AT THE RED RIVER AND BLUFF INTERSECTION
28 THE LOWEST AREAS OF THE ZOO AND GOLF COURSE...AND MOST OF RIVERSIDE PARK FLOOD. HUNDREDS OF LIVESTOCK ARE CUT OFF AND MAY DROWN IN THE FLOOD PLAIN ABOVE CUERO TO TIVOLI. WATER IS NEAR THE FIRST PARKING LOT ON MCCRIGHT AND IN THE FIELD ACROSS FROM THE TEXAS ZOO. WATER IS ALSO ON JOHN F. LEE DRIVE. WATER ALSO CROSSES THE LOWER MISSION VALLEY ROAD THEN CONTINUES TO SMITH ROAD
27.5 WATER BACKS INTO THE GOLF COURSE NEXT TO THE OPTIMIST CLUB AND THE DUCK POND. WATER IS ALSO FLOWING BETWEEN THE GATE AT GROVER'S BEND AND MCCRIGHT DRIVE. THE WATER IS ALSO BACK UP IN THE DITCH ALONG MEMORIAL DRIVE IN FRONT OF THE VOLLYBALL COURTS AND SPECIAL EVENTS AREA
27 MODERATE LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS. THE FLOW IS WELL INTO RIVERSIDE PARK...APPROACHING LOW AREAS OF THE ZOO AND GOLF COURSE. LIVESTOCK ARE CUT OFF IN LOW AREAS OF THE FLOOD PLAIN ABOVE CUERO TO TIVOLI. WATER FILLS THE CITY OF VICTORIA'S OFF CHANNEL STORAGE LAKES AND CONTINUES FLOWING UNDER THE U. S. BUSINESS 59 EAST RELIEF BRIDGE
26.5 THE BOAT RAMP AND GROVER'S BEND ARE UNDER WATER. WATER REACHES MCCRIGHT DRIVE BEHIND RIPPAMONTI FIELD
21 MINOR LOWLAND FLOODING OCCURS...AS THE FLOW EXCEEDS THE LEFT BANK INTO LOW AREAS OF RIVERSIDE PARK
12 LIVESTOCK AND EQUIPMENT IN VULNERABLE AREAS OF THE FLOOD PLAIN SHOULD BE REMOVED
Photos
(1) 1998 Flood: Moody Street Areal View
(2) 1998 Flood: Guadalupe River at Loop 463
(3) Riverside Park Flooding: September 2001
(4) 1998 Flood: Riverside Golf Course Club House
(5) 1998 Flood: Moody Street near Greens Addition
(6) 1998 Flood: Riverside Golf Course Shed Area
(7) Guadalupe River by Riverside Park
(8) Riverside Park along the river
(9) Victoria Zoo in Riverside Park
(10) View of Moody Street Bridge looking Northeast
(11) Moody Stret Bridge near gage looking Southwest
(12) View of Guadalupe River on Moody Street Bridge
(13) View of Guadalupe River on Bridge looking eastward
(14) DCP near Moody Street Bridge
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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.