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Calcasieu River at White Oak Park Stage (ft)Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:35PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:25PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:35PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.18 ft at 7:35PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.24 ft at 8:50PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.29 ft at 9:35PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.35 ft at 10:35PM Aug 13, 2022Highest Observation: 1.38 ft at 11:35PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 1.33 ft at 1:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.27 ft at 3:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.25 ft at 4:10AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.22 ft at 5:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 7:30AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 7:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.08 ft at 9:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:10AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.19 ft at 11:35AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.25 ft at 12:20PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.28 ft at 3:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.07 ft at 7:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.17 ft at 9:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.25 ft at 11:05PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.27 ft at 11:35PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 1.25 ft at 1:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1.04 ft at 6:40AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.93 ft at 7:55AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.87 ft at 9:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:35AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1.01 ft at 1:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1 ft at 3:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.86 ft at 5:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.83 ft at 5:40PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.76 ft at 9:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 10:30PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.9 ft at 11:35PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 0.93 ft at 11:50PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 1.03 ft at 1:30AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 1.03 ft at 1:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 1.02 ft at 3:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.97 ft at 5:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.92 ft at 6:40AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 7:05AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.79 ft at 7:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.71 ft at 8:50AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.69 ft at 9:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.77 ft at 11:35AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 12:25PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 1:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.92 ft at 2:50PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.91 ft at 3:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.86 ft at 5:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.8 ft at 5:55PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.7 ft at 6:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.63 ft at 7:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 7:45PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.6 ft at 9:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.66 ft at 11:35PM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 0.7 ft at 12:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.8 ft at 2:30AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.83 ft at 3:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.82 ft at 5:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.78 ft at 7:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.7 ft at 8:05AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.68 ft at 9:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.8 ft at 11:25AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.81 ft at 11:35AM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.89 ft at 1:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.7 ft at 5:20PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.67 ft at 5:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 6:20PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 7:25PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 7:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 8:50PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.36 ft at 9:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.36 ft at 11:35PM Aug 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 1:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 2:25AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.57 ft at 3:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 4:10AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.66 ft at 5:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.69 ft at 7:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.7 ft at 8:40AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.69 ft at 9:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.65 ft at 11:35AM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 12:50PM Aug 18, 2022Observed: 0.61 ft at 1:35PM Aug 18, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 18, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 19, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 19, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 19, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 19, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 20, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 20, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 20, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 20, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 21, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 21, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 21, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 21, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 22, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 22, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 22, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 22, 2022Highest Forecast: 0.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 23, 2022Forecast: 0.4 ft 7:00AM Aug 23, 2022Calcasieu ParishCWOL1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (3:10PM Aug 18, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 8:39AM Aug 18)Latest observed value: 0.61 ft at 1:35 PM CDT 18-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 2 ft
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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 for the Calcasieu River at White Oak Park are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6
Moderate Flood Stage: 4
Flood Stage: 2
Action Stage: 1.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.00 ft on 05/21/1953
(2) 11.80 ft on 07/02/1989
(3) 10.40 ft on 08/10/1940
(4) 9.61 ft on 09/02/2017
(5) 9.41 ft on 10/14/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.41 ft on 10/14/2020 (P)
(2) 7.17 ft on 07/18/2019
(3) 5.86 ft on 01/07/2019
(4) 5.35 ft on 04/03/2018
(5) 9.61 ft on 09/02/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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14 The river is at its flood of record. Widespread catastrophic flooding will occur.
11.8 Water levels are near those reached during Tropical Storm Allison in 1989. This is the second highest stage on record. Many Road and homes are inundated.
9.4 Water levels are near those reached in november 2002, which is the fourth highest crest on record. Numerous roads, homes and camps near the river are flooded.
9.1 Major flooding can be expected. Water levels are near those reached during the storm surge of Hurricane Ike in 2008. Numerous roads, homes and camps near the river are flooded.
8 Water completely covers Goos Ferry Road all the way to the River Road entrance. Flood water enters lower levels of some elevated homes on Goos Ferry Road. Flooding of White Oak Park occurs.
6 Extensive flooding with water in several homes and camps.
5 Lower end of Pickrel Lane near the river begins to flood. Goos Ferry Road is impassable. Closure of the Calcasieu River to recreational boat traffic is likely from the Saltwater Barrier to the parish line.
4 Goos Ferry Road becomes impassable. Calcasieu River from the Saltwater Barrier to the parish line may be closed to recreational boat traffic.
3 Water over lowest portions of Goos Ferry Road. Cars should be moved to higher ground.
2 Minor flooding of Goos Ferry Road will occur.
1.5 Ponding of water on low spots along Goos Ferry Road will occur.
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Latitude: 30.296944° N, Longitude: 93.117778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 2 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available 2 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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