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Guadalupe River near Cuero Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Forecast: 11.2 ft 6:00AM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 6:00PM Jan 17, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 12:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 6:00PM Jan 18, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 12:00AM Jan 19, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 19, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 19, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 6:00PM Jan 19, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 12:00AM Jan 20, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 6:00AM Jan 20, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 12:00PM Jan 20, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 6:00PM Jan 20, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 12:00AM Jan 21, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 6:00AM Jan 21, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCUET2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:48AM Jan 17, 2019)Forecast (issued 7:44AM Jan 16)Flood Stage is 24 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 12 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Unavailable due to missing or inaccurate readings

NOTE: Forecasts for the Guadalupe River near Cuero are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 50.35 ft on 10/20/1998
(2) 44.36 ft on 08/29/2017
(3) 44.33 ft on 07/02/1936
(4) 43.00 ft on 03/01/1903
(5) 42.10 ft on 10/04/1913
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.36 ft on 08/29/2017
(2) 27.50 ft on 06/06/2016
(3) 27.27 ft on 11/04/2015
(4) 36.84 ft on 05/29/2015
(5) 28.70 ft on 05/21/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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53.4 Equivalent to the 50.3 feet record flood level set October 20, 1998 at the State Highway 183 bridge. Massive flooding observed across the floodplain. Catastrophic flooding within Cuero city limits. In many locations the river is two miles wide or wider. State highways closed due to flooding. Many evacuations would likely be necessary. Note: The river gauge was moved due to safety issues for USGS personnel conducting maintenance work on the State Highway 183 bridge.
50 Dangerous and life threatening river flooding continues to impact numerous residential areas along the Guadalupe River upstream and downstream from Cuero. Water approaches Hwy 87 north 1.2 miles northwest of the Hwy 183/87 bridge. This height is within 4 feet of the record crest set in 1998.
44.36 Recorded crest at the Hwy 72 bridge, August 29, 2017 from Hurricane Harvey. Dangerous flooding is taking place along the Guadalupe River channel. Streets near Drainage District ditches are flooded. South Esplanade at the intersection of West Heaton is closed with water 8 to 10 inches over the centerline.
43 Water entering South Esplanade between Hamilton and Heaton. Water begins to enter homes in low-lying areas in Cuero south of Newman street. Water approximately 3 feet deep over Anderson Road.
42 Dangerous flooding in southern sections of Cuero from Gohlke Creek backing up into drainage ditches. Tulley road threatened. Residents should consider evacuation.
40 Dangerous flooding impacts homes and structures along the Guadalupe River. Water crosses county roads near the Guadalupe River and in low-lying areas. Roadways closed. Residents should consider evacuation. Livestock are cut off and potentially drowned. Drainage ditches in Cuero are flooding. Residents south of Newman in Cuero should prepare to evacuate. Hwy 87 south of Cuero has limited access.
37 Major Flooding. Many homes and structures in the low-lying areas along the Guadalupe River floodplain are threatened. Residents living in the floodplain should be prepared to evacuate. Additional county roads coursing through the floodplain are likely closed.
34 Water is crossing FM 236 at Guadalupe River bridge and the road is closed. County roads in low-lying areas of the floodplain may be closed.
33 Moderate flooding threatens homes in south portion of River Haven Subdivision below Cuero. Residents should consider evacuation. Any livestock remaining anywhere in the floodplain should be moved to higher ground immediately.
31 Water crosses State Hwy 72 on west side of the Guadalupe River west of Cuero. Roadway likely closed.
29 FM 766 (Hell's Gate Bridge) closed due to water across roadway between Ed Blackwell Lane and Hell's Gate Bridge.
27 Flooding extends into floodplain above Cuero threatening livestock. US Hwy 183 North at Hochheim has water on or crossing the roadway. Highway likely closed.
24 Minor low lying flooding extends into the floodplain above and below Cuero. Steen Road (between FM 766 and US Hwy 183 near Hochheim) monitored for flooding.
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Latitude: 29.090278° N, Longitude: 97.329444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 24 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 128.64 ft 152.64 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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