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Pedernales River at Fredericksburg Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 11:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 4:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 5:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 7:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 8:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 11:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 4:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 5:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 7:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 8:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 6.13 ft at 10:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:00AM Mar 21, 2019Highest Observation: 6.13 ft at 12:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 7:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 9:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 6:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 7:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 9:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 7:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 8:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 9:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 10:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 11:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 12:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 11:00AM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 11:00PM Mar 23, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 7:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 8:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 10:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 11:00AM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 4:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 5:00PM Mar 24, 2019Observed: 6.11 ft at 6:00PM Mar 24, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFRBT2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:33PM Mar 24, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.11 ft at 6:00 PM CDT 24-Mar-2019. Flood Stage is 22 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.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Pedernales River at Fredericksburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.60 ft on 08/02/1978
(2) 38.70 ft on 09/01/1979
(3) 34.40 ft on 06/01/1979
(4) 32.09 ft on 12/20/1991
(5) 31.87 ft on 06/22/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.59 ft on 10/16/2018
(2) 14.88 ft on 05/29/2016
(3) 11.72 ft on 05/25/2015
(4) 27.40 ft on 07/05/2002
(5) 27.40 ft on 07/05/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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40 Major flooding of primary and secondary roads and bridges in the headwaters above Fredericksburg is very dangerous. The bridge floor of Highway 87 floods. Hundreds of livstock are cut off and potentially drowned Major flooding downstream in LBJ National Park damages the Junction School House, the Jordan House, fencing, signs and roads.
37 Flow reaches the slab elevation of the lowest buildings below the gauge and the south approach to the Highway 87 bridge. Secondary and primary roads and bridges flood in the headwaters above Fredericksburg. Major flooding downstream in LBJ National Park near Stonewall damages buildings, signs, fencing and roads. Hundreds of livestock are cut off and potentially drowned.
36 Major flooding is near the USGS 1:25 year level. Lowest buildings near Highway 87 are threatened as well as the Highway 87 bridge approaches. Major damage occurs downsteam at LBJ National Park to signs, fences, roads and the Junction School. Widepread scouring of roads and bridges occurs from the headwaters to below Stonewall.
32 Widespread major flooding of secondary and primary roads, low bridges and crossings in the headwaters above Fredericksburg make them very dangerous. Destructive flooding at LBJ National Park downstream will be ten feet over the Park Road 49 bridge at LBJ National Park. Many park signs and fences are destroyed and park roads damaged. This flow exceeds the USGS 1:10 year flood level.
29 Moderate lowland flooding inundates secondary roads and bridges from the headwaters above Harper to below Stonewall. Fences and signs are destroyed in LBJ National Park at Stonewall as flow is well into the flood plain and many feet over the Park Road 49 bridge.
27 Moderate lowland flooding is near the USGS 1:5 year level. Secondary roads and bridges from the headwaters above Harper to below Stonewall are flooded and dangerous. Significant damage to fences, signs, and roads occurs downstream in LBJ National Park near Stonewall.
25 Moderate lowland flooding covers many secondary roads and bridges from the headwaters to Stonewall making them very dangerous to motorists. Low areas of LBJ National Park and the Park Road 49 bridge are flooded.
22 Minor lowland flooding floods secondary roads and bridges from the headwaters downstream to below LBJ National Park. The Park Road 49 bridge in LBJ National Park floods. Fencing and signs are damaged in LBJ National Park.
16.6 Flow exceeds the banks and is near the USGS 1:2 year level.
15 Flow exceeds banks into lowest areas of the flood plain.
12 Flow exceeds lowest areas of the banks.
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Latitude: 30.220278° N, Longitude: 98.869444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1564.96 ft 1586.96 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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