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Contraband Bayou at Common Street Stage (ft)Observed: 0.95 ft at 3:12PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.96 ft at 3:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 1.05 ft at 4:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:21PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 1.17 ft at 5:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 1.05 ft at 7:12PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 1 ft at 7:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 7:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.83 ft at 8:30PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.73 ft at 8:51PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.62 ft at 9:12PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 9:33PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 9:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 9:57PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.3 ft at 10:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.18 ft at 10:42PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 10:57PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 11:21PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: -0.08 ft at 11:36PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:45PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: -0.24 ft at 12:21AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.34 ft at 12:54AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.44 ft at 1:27AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.45 ft at 1:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.49 ft at 3:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.34 ft at 4:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.24 ft at 5:06AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.13 ft at 5:24AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.07 ft at 5:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 5:42AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 6:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.21 ft at 6:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.31 ft at 6:33AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 6:48AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.54 ft at 7:00AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.65 ft at 7:15AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 7:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:03AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.97 ft at 8:54AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 1 ft at 9:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.89 ft at 11:36AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:45AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 12:57PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.66 ft at 1:42PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.58 ft at 3:36PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.75 ft at 5:36PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 5:42PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 6:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.98 ft at 6:42PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:57PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:36PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.98 ft at 9:00PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 9:21PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 9:36PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 9:45PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.65 ft at 10:06PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.54 ft at 10:42PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 11:03PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.34 ft at 11:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.25 ft at 11:36PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.22 ft at 11:39PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:57PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 0.01 ft at 12:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.09 ft at 12:45AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.2 ft at 1:12AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.3 ft at 1:42AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.4 ft at 2:24AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.5 ft at 3:12AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.52 ft at 3:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.39 ft at 5:33AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.39 ft at 5:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.27 ft at 5:54AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.15 ft at 6:12AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 6:24AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 6:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.2 ft at 6:54AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.31 ft at 7:09AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 7:24AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 7:39AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.62 ft at 7:54AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.74 ft at 8:12AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 8:39AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 9:30AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 9:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.95 ft at 11:36AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:39PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.74 ft at 1:12PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 1:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 1:39PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.69 ft at 3:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 4:09PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 5:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 5:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.74 ft at 5:39PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.86 ft at 6:12PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.96 ft at 6:30PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.06 ft at 6:48PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:15PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.24 ft at 7:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:39PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.38 ft at 7:57PM Aug 13, 2022Highest Observation: 1.46 ft at 9:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.28 ft at 10:12PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:24PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 10:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.93 ft at 10:51PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 11:12PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.71 ft at 11:33PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.71 ft at 11:36PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.6 ft at 11:51PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:09AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.38 ft at 12:27AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.26 ft at 12:48AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.15 ft at 1:06AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.05 ft at 1:27AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.02 ft at 1:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.05 ft at 1:57AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.15 ft at 2:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.25 ft at 3:27AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.26 ft at 3:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.14 ft at 5:00AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.12 ft at 5:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: -0.04 ft at 6:12AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.07 ft at 6:27AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.18 ft at 6:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.29 ft at 7:03AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 7:21AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 7:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 7:45AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.62 ft at 8:06AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.73 ft at 8:27AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 8:54AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.92 ft at 9:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 10:03AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 10:39AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.12 ft at 11:36AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 1:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 1:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:42PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.73 ft at 2:03PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 2:30PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 3:15PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 3:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 4:12PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 5:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 6:03PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.74 ft at 6:39PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 7:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.94 ft at 8:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.98 ft at 9:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.83 ft at 11:09PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 11:27PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.73 ft at 11:36PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 11:54PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:33AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 12:54AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.29 ft at 1:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.23 ft at 1:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:48AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.07 ft at 2:15AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 2:57AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.12 ft at 3:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.22 ft at 5:21AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.23 ft at 5:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.12 ft at 6:24AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 6:54AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 7:27AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 7:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:54AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 8:51AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 9:21AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.55 ft at 9:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 9:51AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 10:51AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.77 ft at 11:36AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.62 ft at 1:21PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.56 ft at 1:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 1:45PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 2:15PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.3 ft at 2:39PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.2 ft at 3:03PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 3:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: -0.01 ft at 4:12PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0 ft at 5:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 6:27PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.21 ft at 7:15PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.27 ft at 7:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.31 ft at 7:42PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 8:12PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 8:45PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 9:24PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 9:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.8 ft at 11:36PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 1:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.59 ft at 1:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 1:48AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 2:12AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.32 ft at 2:39AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.22 ft at 3:03AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.1 ft at 3:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.01 ft at 4:03AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.16 ft at 4:45AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.02 ft at 4:51AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.19 ft at 4:57AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.17 ft at 5:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.09 ft at 6:33AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.02 ft at 7:12AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.05 ft at 7:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.14 ft at 8:27AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.25 ft at 8:54AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.35 ft at 9:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:12AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.57 ft at 10:48AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.64 ft at 11:36AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 1:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 1:54PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.35 ft at 2:18PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.25 ft at 2:45PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.15 ft at 3:15PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 3:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.04 ft at 3:45PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.06 ft at 4:15PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.16 ft at 4:51PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.24 ft at 5:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.15 ft at 7:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: -0.06 ft at 8:03PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.05 ft at 8:57PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.15 ft at 9:24PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.18 ft at 9:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.25 ft at 9:57PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.35 ft at 10:30PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 11:09PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 11:36PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.58 ft at 12:06AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 1:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.68 ft at 2:00AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.58 ft at 2:24AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:45AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.37 ft at 3:30AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.36 ft at 3:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.27 ft at 4:00AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.17 ft at 4:30AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.06 ft at 5:15AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.03 ft at 5:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.13 ft at 7:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.18 ft at 7:51AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:24AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 9:21AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 9:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 11:36AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.27 ft at 1:03PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.17 ft at 1:30PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.16 ft at 1:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.06 ft at 2:18PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.04 ft at 2:51PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.15 ft at 3:12PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.23 ft at 3:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.26 ft at 3:42PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.36 ft at 4:33PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.41 ft at 5:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.34 ft at 7:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.25 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.17 ft at 9:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.15 ft at 9:45PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: -0.04 ft at 10:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.07 ft at 11:09PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.17 ft at 11:36PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.28 ft at 12:03AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 12:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 1:03AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.56 ft at 1:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 2:06AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.58 ft at 3:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 4:09AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 5:15AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.34 ft at 5:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.3 ft at 5:48AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.2 ft at 6:57AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.15 ft at 7:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.09 ft at 8:42AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.08 ft at 9:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:36AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0 ft at 1:36PM Aug 18, 2022Observed: -0.1 ft at 2:09PM Aug 18, 2022Calcasieu Parish Police JuryCCAL1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (3:10PM Aug 18, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: -0.1 ft at 2:09 PM CDT 18-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Contraband Bayou at Common Street. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.53 ft on 05/01/2016
(2) 11.31 ft on 04/10/2015
(3) 8.86 ft on 04/04/2019
(4) 7.73 ft on 05/03/2017
(5) 5.98 ft on 06/21/2018

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.86 ft on 04/04/2019
(2) 5.98 ft on 06/21/2018
(3) 7.73 ft on 05/03/2017
(4) 11.53 ft on 05/01/2016
(5) 11.31 ft on 04/10/2015

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude: 30.177417° N, Longitude: 93.213861° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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