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Bess Branch at Alligator Park Stage (ft)Observed: 13.66 ft at 11:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 13.68 ft at 11:57PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 13.74 ft at 1:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.78 ft at 2:42AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.81 ft at 3:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.89 ft at 5:24AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.89 ft at 5:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.96 ft at 7:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 13.99 ft at 8:00AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.04 ft at 9:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.09 ft at 10:36AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.12 ft at 11:30AM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.2 ft at 1:27PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.2 ft at 1:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.28 ft at 3:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.3 ft at 3:42PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.37 ft at 5:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.4 ft at 6:09PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.45 ft at 7:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.5 ft at 9:06PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.57 ft at 11:30PM Aug 08, 2020Observed: 14.6 ft at 12:48AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.62 ft at 1:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.66 ft at 3:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.7 ft at 5:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.7 ft at 5:54AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.73 ft at 7:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.78 ft at 11:30AM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.8 ft at 12:33PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.81 ft at 1:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.84 ft at 3:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.86 ft at 5:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.88 ft at 7:30PM Aug 09, 2020Observed: 14.92 ft at 11:30PM Aug 09, 2020Highest Observation: 14.93 ft at 1:30AM Aug 10, 2020Highest Observation: 14.93 ft at 3:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.91 ft at 5:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.88 ft at 7:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.84 ft at 9:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.8 ft at 10:57AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.79 ft at 11:30AM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.72 ft at 1:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.7 ft at 1:54PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.63 ft at 3:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.59 ft at 4:06PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.54 ft at 5:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.49 ft at 6:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.44 ft at 7:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.39 ft at 8:21PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.33 ft at 9:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.29 ft at 10:03PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.21 ft at 11:30PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.19 ft at 11:42PM Aug 10, 2020Observed: 14.09 ft at 1:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 14.07 ft at 1:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.98 ft at 2:48AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.88 ft at 4:15AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.8 ft at 5:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.78 ft at 5:42AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.68 ft at 7:06AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.65 ft at 7:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.58 ft at 8:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.5 ft at 9:30AM Aug 11, 2020Observed: 13.47 ft at 9:54AM Aug 11, 2020Calcasieu Parish Police JuryCSSL1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:53PM Aug 14, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 13.47 ft at 9:54 AM CDT 11-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Bess Branch at Alligator Park. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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Latitude: 30.362100° N, Longitude: 93.722100° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 20 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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