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Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs Stage (ft)Observed: 8.16 ft at 6:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 8:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.16 ft at 9:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.18 ft at 10:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 11:00PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 8.16 ft at 12:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.21 ft at 1:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 2:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.19 ft at 3:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.28 ft at 7:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.36 ft at 8:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.45 ft at 9:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.46 ft at 10:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.49 ft at 11:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.42 ft at 1:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.51 ft at 2:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.66 ft at 4:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.69 ft at 5:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.75 ft at 6:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.77 ft at 7:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.79 ft at 8:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.87 ft at 9:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.83 ft at 10:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.93 ft at 11:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 8.97 ft at 12:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 8.93 ft at 1:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 8.96 ft at 2:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 8.95 ft at 3:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 8.96 ft at 4:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9 ft at 5:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 8.98 ft at 6:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.01 ft at 7:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.04 ft at 8:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.05 ft at 9:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.06 ft at 10:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.05 ft at 11:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.07 ft at 12:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.11 ft at 1:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.11 ft at 2:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.12 ft at 3:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.15 ft at 4:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.22 ft at 5:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.33 ft at 7:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.38 ft at 8:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.43 ft at 9:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.52 ft at 10:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.58 ft at 11:00PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 9.66 ft at 12:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.7 ft at 1:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.72 ft at 2:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.76 ft at 3:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.85 ft at 4:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.89 ft at 5:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.92 ft at 6:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 9.98 ft at 7:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.03 ft at 8:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.11 ft at 10:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.13 ft at 11:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.16 ft at 12:00PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.2 ft at 1:00PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.21 ft at 2:00PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 10.22 ft at 3:00PM Oct 13, 2019Highest Observation: 10.3 ft at 4:00PM Oct 13, 2019Forecast: 10.4 ft 7:00PM Oct 13, 2019Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00AM Oct 14, 2019Forecast: 10.6 ft 7:00AM Oct 14, 2019Forecast: 10.8 ft 1:00PM Oct 14, 2019Forecast: 10.9 ft 7:00PM Oct 14, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 1:00AM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 11.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 11.5 ft 1:00PM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 11.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 11.8 ft 1:00AM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 12 ft 7:00AM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 12.1 ft 1:00PM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 12.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 12.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 17, 2019Forecast: 12.4 ft 7:00AM Oct 17, 2019Forecast: 12.5 ft 1:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Forecast: 12.6 ft 7:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Forecast: 12.6 ft 1:00AM Oct 18, 2019Highest Forecast: 12.6 ft 7:00AM Oct 18, 2019KRZL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:23PM Oct 13, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 11:03AM Oct 13)Latest observed value: 10.3 ft at 4:00 PM CDT 13-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 29 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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 Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 29
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 38.50 ft on 05/15/1927
(2) 38.40 ft on 05/15/1973
(3) 38.15 ft on 03/05/1950
(4) 38.10 ft on 04/29/1945
(5) 37.60 ft on 02/26/1937
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.96 ft on 01/17/2016
(2) 22.61 ft on 05/22/2013
(3) 19.61 ft on 01/02/2012
(4) 32.00 ft on 05/25/2011
(5) 23.47 ft on 02/17/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.90 ft on 10/18/1976
(2) 1.00 ft on 06/23/1964
(3) 1.10 ft on 01/17/1981
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45 The river level will be at the average elevation of the main levee within reach of the city.
43 The river will be at the average elevation of the ring levee protecting the city of Krotz Springs. Land on the river side of the main levee will remain flooded. River navigation will be hazardous.
40 Considerable flooding occurs over unprotected areas.
38 Land on the river side of the main levee will be flooded. Stronger river current will make navigation dangerous.
37 Tthe river will leave the banks invading property on the river side of the levee. The river current will increase making navigation difficult.
29 Flooding of structures on the unprotected side of the levee along the river begins. This includes areas near the Atchafalaya Campground south of Krotz Springs and River View Subdivision north of Krotz Springs.
28 Action stage.
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Latitude: 30.568889° N, Longitude: 91.761389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 29 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 -0.14 ft 28.86 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0 ft 29 ft 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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