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Atchafalaya River at Krotz Springs Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 7.28 ft at 6:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.26 ft at 7:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.2 ft at 9:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.13 ft at 10:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.07 ft at 11:00PM Jun 06, 2023Observed: 7.06 ft at 12:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.98 ft at 1:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.9 ft at 2:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.84 ft at 3:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.76 ft at 4:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.71 ft at 5:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.65 ft at 6:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.6 ft at 7:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.6 ft at 8:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.59 ft at 9:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.49 ft at 10:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.57 ft at 11:00AM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.58 ft at 12:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 2:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.59 ft at 3:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.64 ft at 4:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 5:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 6:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.64 ft at 7:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.64 ft at 8:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.59 ft at 9:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.61 ft at 10:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.66 ft at 11:00PM Jun 07, 2023Observed: 6.63 ft at 12:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.62 ft at 1:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.49 ft at 4:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.44 ft at 5:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.37 ft at 6:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.3 ft at 8:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.28 ft at 9:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.25 ft at 10:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:00AM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 1:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 2:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.3 ft at 3:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.32 ft at 4:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.37 ft at 9:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.39 ft at 10:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.36 ft at 11:00PM Jun 08, 2023Observed: 6.35 ft at 12:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.36 ft at 1:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.35 ft at 2:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.32 ft at 3:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.29 ft at 4:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.26 ft at 5:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.24 ft at 6:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.23 ft at 7:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.13 ft at 11:00AM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.14 ft at 12:00PM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:00PM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:00PM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.13 ft at 3:00PM Jun 09, 2023Observed: 6.21 ft at 4:00PM Jun 09, 2023Highest Forecast: 6.1 ft 7:00PM Jun 09, 2023Forecast: 6 ft 1:00AM Jun 10, 2023Forecast: 6 ft 7:00AM Jun 10, 2023Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00PM Jun 10, 2023Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Jun 10, 2023Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00AM Jun 11, 2023Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00AM Jun 11, 2023Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00PM Jun 11, 2023Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00PM Jun 11, 2023Forecast: 5.8 ft 1:00AM Jun 12, 2023Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00AM Jun 12, 2023Forecast: 5.7 ft 1:00PM Jun 12, 2023Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Jun 12, 2023Forecast: 5.7 ft 1:00AM Jun 13, 2023Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00AM Jun 13, 2023Forecast: 5.6 ft 1:00PM Jun 13, 2023Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 13, 2023Forecast: 5.6 ft 1:00AM Jun 14, 2023Forecast: 5.5 ft 7:00AM Jun 14, 2023Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00PM Jun 14, 2023Forecast: 5.5 ft 7:00PM Jun 14, 2023Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00AM Jun 15, 2023Forecast: 5.4 ft 7:00AM Jun 15, 2023Forecast: 5.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 15, 2023Forecast: 5.4 ft 7:00PM Jun 15, 2023Forecast: 5.4 ft 1:00AM Jun 16, 2023Forecast: 5.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 16, 2023Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00PM Jun 16, 2023Forecast: 5.3 ft 7:00PM Jun 16, 2023Forecast: 5.2 ft 1:00AM Jun 17, 2023Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00AM Jun 17, 2023Forecast: 5.2 ft 1:00PM Jun 17, 2023Forecast: 5.2 ft 7:00PM Jun 17, 2023Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00AM Jun 18, 2023Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00AM Jun 18, 2023Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00PM Jun 18, 2023Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00PM Jun 18, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Jun 19, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jun 19, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Jun 19, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Jun 19, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Jun 20, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jun 20, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Jun 20, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Jun 20, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Jun 21, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jun 21, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Jun 21, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Jun 21, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Jun 22, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jun 22, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00PM Jun 22, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Jun 22, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 1:00AM Jun 23, 2023Forecast: 5 ft 7:00AM Jun 23, 2023KRZL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:24PM Jun 9, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 10:17AM Jun 9)Latest observed value: 6.21 ft at 4:00 PM CDT 9-Jun-2023. Flood Stage is 29 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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 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) 21.94 ft on 03/24/2022
(2) 24.50 ft on 04/15/2021
(3) 27.83 ft on 04/19/2020
(4) 29.19 ft on 03/15/2019
(5) 29.28 ft on 03/20/2018
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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
Reference Frame
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)
Elevation
(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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