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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Pine Island Bayou at Highway 326 Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 19.46 ft at 9:23PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 19.36 ft at 3:23AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 19.34 ft at 9:23AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 19.31 ft at 3:23PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 19.24 ft at 9:23PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 19.19 ft at 3:23AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 19.16 ft at 9:23AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 19.16 ft at 3:23PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 19.16 ft at 9:23PM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 19.16 ft at 3:23AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 19.31 ft at 9:23AM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 20.01 ft at 3:23PM Apr 18, 2019Highest Observation: 20.11 ft at 9:23PM Apr 18, 2019Observed: 20.03 ft at 3:23AM Apr 19, 2019Observed: 19.91 ft at 9:23AM Apr 19, 2019Observed: 19.81 ft at 3:23PM Apr 19, 2019Observed: 19.64 ft at 9:23PM Apr 19, 2019Observed: 19.54 ft at 3:23AM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 19.51 ft at 9:23AM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 19.59 ft at 3:23PM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 19.49 ft at 9:23PM Apr 20, 2019Observed: 19.41 ft at 3:23AM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 19.36 ft at 9:23AM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 19.41 ft at 3:23PM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 19.39 ft at 9:23PM Apr 21, 2019Observed: 19.39 ft at 3:23AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 19.41 ft at 9:23AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 19.44 ft at 3:23PM Apr 22, 2019Jefferson County DD6JZBT2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:07PM Apr 22, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 19.44 ft at 3:23 PM CDT 22-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 35 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Pine Island Bayou at Highway 326. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 39
Moderate Flood Stage: 37
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.49 ft on 06/11/2001
(2) 37.48 ft on 10/22/2006
(3) 37.28 ft on 06/05/2016
(4) 36.94 ft on 10/31/2002
(5) 35.44 ft on 06/28/2004
(6) 35.35 ft on 11/21/2003
(7) 33.78 ft on 11/15/2008
(8) 33.68 ft on 07/08/2007
(9) 33.22 ft on 07/16/2012
(10) 33.08 ft on 04/25/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.28 ft on 06/05/2016
(2) 29.93 ft on 12/22/2014
(3) 32.77 ft on 11/04/2013
(4) 33.22 ft on 07/16/2012
(5) 24.22 ft on 01/27/2011
(6) 32.58 ft on 02/07/2010
(7) 33.08 ft on 04/25/2009
(8) 33.78 ft on 11/15/2008
(9) 33.68 ft on 07/08/2007
(10) 37.48 ft on 10/22/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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37 Highway 326 subject to closure south of Sour Lake. Water covers portions of the grounds of the West Hardin-Jefferson High School.
36 State Highway 326 begins to have water covering it between 36 and 36.5 feet.
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Latitude: 30.098611° N, Longitude: 94.404722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 35 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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 35 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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