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Brazos River near West Columbia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 2:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.51 ft at 4:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.51 ft at 4:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.48 ft at 5:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.39 ft at 7:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.33 ft at 7:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.3 ft at 7:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.24 ft at 7:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.17 ft at 8:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.13 ft at 8:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.07 ft at 8:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 8:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 1 ft at 9:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.92 ft at 9:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 9:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.78 ft at 10:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 10:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.68 ft at 10:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.65 ft at 10:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 11:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.6 ft at 11:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.6 ft at 11:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.6 ft at 11:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 0.62 ft at 12:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.65 ft at 12:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.68 ft at 12:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 12:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 12:47AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.8 ft at 1:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 1:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.9 ft at 1:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.95 ft at 1:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.98 ft at 2:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.05 ft at 2:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.08 ft at 2:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.27 ft at 2:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.86 ft at 3:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.16 ft at 4:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.42 ft at 4:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.45 ft at 5:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.52 ft at 5:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 6:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 6:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.59 ft at 7:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.57 ft at 7:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.53 ft at 7:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.45 ft at 8:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.35 ft at 8:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.34 ft at 8:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.29 ft at 9:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.26 ft at 9:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.24 ft at 9:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.21 ft at 9:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.17 ft at 10:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.16 ft at 10:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.08 ft at 10:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.89 ft at 11:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 11:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 12:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.79 ft at 12:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 3:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 4:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.35 ft at 6:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.29 ft at 7:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.25 ft at 7:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.21 ft at 7:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.18 ft at 7:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 1.05 ft at 8:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.98 ft at 8:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.91 ft at 8:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.83 ft at 9:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.79 ft at 9:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.73 ft at 9:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.67 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 10:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.57 ft at 10:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.54 ft at 10:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 10:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 11:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 11:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 11:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 12:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 12:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 12:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 12:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 12:46AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 1:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 1:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.57 ft at 1:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 2:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 2:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.79 ft at 2:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.86 ft at 2:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.03 ft at 3:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.17 ft at 3:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.15 ft at 5:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.23 ft at 5:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 5:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.51 ft at 5:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.72 ft at 7:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 8:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.53 ft at 9:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.48 ft at 9:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.43 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.25 ft at 10:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.14 ft at 10:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.08 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.04 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.91 ft at 12:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.85 ft at 12:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.84 ft at 2:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.74 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.73 ft at 2:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.72 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.41 ft at 6:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.36 ft at 6:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.26 ft at 7:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.23 ft at 7:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.18 ft at 7:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.09 ft at 8:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 1.01 ft at 8:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 8:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 9:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.69 ft at 9:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 10:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.37 ft at 10:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.29 ft at 10:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.2 ft at 10:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.15 ft at 11:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 11:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.04 ft at 11:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0 ft at 11:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 0.01 ft at 1:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.03 ft at 1:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.13 ft at 2:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.2 ft at 2:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.26 ft at 2:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.27 ft at 2:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.35 ft at 3:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 3:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 3:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.81 ft at 3:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 0.92 ft at 4:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.08 ft at 4:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.36 ft at 4:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.77 ft at 5:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.06 ft at 6:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.2 ft at 6:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.39 ft at 6:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.47 ft at 7:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.54 ft at 7:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.68 ft at 8:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 8:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.71 ft at 9:00AM May 17, 2022Highest Observation: 2.77 ft at 9:15AM May 17, 2022Highest Observation: 2.77 ft at 9:30AM May 17, 2022Highest Observation: 2.77 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.65 ft at 10:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.6 ft at 11:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.54 ft at 11:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.43 ft at 11:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.44 ft at 11:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.38 ft at 12:00PM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.28 ft at 12:15PM May 17, 2022Observed: 2.24 ft at 12:30PM May 17, 2022Forecast: 1.5 ft 7:00PM May 17, 2022Forecast: 0.5 ft 1:00AM May 18, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM May 18, 2022Forecast: 1.9 ft 1:00PM May 18, 2022Forecast: 1.1 ft 7:00PM May 18, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 1:00AM May 19, 2022Forecast: 2.4 ft 7:00AM May 19, 2022Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00PM May 19, 2022Forecast: 0.5 ft 7:00PM May 19, 2022Forecast: 1.5 ft 1:00AM May 20, 2022Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM May 20, 2022Forecast: 1.4 ft 1:00PM May 20, 2022Forecast: 0.2 ft 7:00PM May 20, 2022Forecast: 2.4 ft 1:00AM May 21, 2022Forecast: 1.7 ft 7:00AM May 21, 2022Forecast: 1.1 ft 1:00PM May 21, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM May 21, 2022Forecast: 1.8 ft 1:00AM May 22, 2022Forecast: 2.3 ft 7:00AM May 22, 2022WCBT2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:52PM May 17, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 7:33AM May 17)Latest observed value: 2.24 ft at 12:30 PM CDT 17-May-2022. Flood Stage is 23 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Brazos River near West Columbia are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.73 ft on 09/03/2017
(2) 30.22 ft on 06/08/2016
(3) 28.33 ft on 05/14/2019
(4) 19.96 ft on 04/02/2018

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.33 ft on 05/14/2019
(2) 19.96 ft on 04/02/2018
(3) 30.73 ft on 09/03/2017
(4) 30.22 ft on 06/08/2016

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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30.73 Flood of record occurred on September 3rd, 2017, during Hurricane Harvey. Massive widespread floodign occurred. Part of West Columbia is threatened.
30 Homes in Columbia Lakes are threatened.
29 Major lowland flooding continues with widespread structure flooding occurring.
28.5 Lowest areas in East Columbia are threatened.
28 Major lowland flooding continues with subdivisions such as Columbia Lakes, Mallard Lakes and Great Lakes being cut off. Low lying areas along State Highway 35 on the left bank are flooded with approximately 0.5 to 1.0ft of inundation.
27.5 Low lying areas along State Highway 35 on the left bank are flooded. State Highway 35 has at least 0.5ft of inundation.
27 Major lowland flooding begins as water escapes the mainstem of the Brazos River near the gauge. Staet Highway 35 is impassable on the left bank if soils are saturated. Low lying homes cut off and homes across from Columbia Lakes are threatened.
26 Moderate flooding continues as widespread county road flooding occurs. State Highway 35 is close to being threatened if soils are saturated.
25 Moderate lowland flooding begins as water escapes the mainstem of the Brazos River approximately 6 miles downstream of the gauge. Lowest homes in Bar X are threatened.
23 Minor lowland flooding begins with county roads threatened from backwater including Pony Trail and Mitchell Road/645
20 Action stage begins as water begins to backup tributaries of the mainstem specifically Varner Creek.
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Latitude: 29.144000° N, Longitude: 95.605800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 23 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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