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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Amite River at Bayou Manchac Point are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.50 ft on 08/14/2016
(2) 18.85 ft on 04/08/1983
(3) 17.50 ft on 06/10/2001
(4) 17.38 ft on 04/23/1977
(5) 16.70 ft on 01/23/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.50 ft on 08/14/2016
(2) 15.30 ft on 03/14/2016
(3) 17.50 ft on 06/10/2001
(4) 8.70 ft on 03/07/2001
(5) 5.40 ft on 11/21/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.10 ft on 02/19/1996
(2) 0.30 ft on 04/02/1993
(3) 0.40 ft on 07/07/1992
(4) 0.40 ft on 01/02/2001
(5) 0.60 ft on 02/06/2000
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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21.5 Flood of Record occurred around August 14, 2016. At this level, most homes and buildings will be flooded across the area. Backwater flooding will inundate LA Hwy 42 and other roads. Flood level estimated.
16 Homes along Highland Road and Burbank Drive will be flooded. Both streets will be impassable. Major roads will be impassable. Access to property along the river is cut off. Homes along Kendalwood Road that are not elevated will be flooded. Extensive backwater flooding will occur along Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.
15 Major roads will be impassable. Access to property along the river is cut off. Homes along Kendalwood Road that are not elevated will be flooded. Extensive backwater flooding will occur along Bayou Fountain and Bayou Manchac.
14 Backwater flooding along Bayou Manchac and Bayou Fountain will flood Highland Road and Burbank Drive in places. Many homes will be threatened along the bayous from their Amite River outlets upstream to the LSU campus. Kendalwood Road and adjacent property will be inundated. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will remain impassable.
12 Kendalwood Road and adjacent property will be inundated. Backwater may flood Bayou Fountain and flood some homes on Burbank Drive. Most secondary roads will be moderately flooded. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be impassable. A few homes on Horseshoe Drive will flood.
10 Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be impassable. A few homes on Horseshoe Drive will flood. Water will be approaching Kendalwood Road and access to property will be threatened.
9 The river will begin to flood property along Bayou Manchac and the Amite River. Amite River Road and Horseshoe Drive will be flooded.
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