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Calcasieu River near Oakdale Stage (ft)Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:00PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:30PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:00PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:30PM Nov 23, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:00AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:30AM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:30PM Nov 24, 2021Highest Observation: 8.28 ft at 2:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:00PM Nov 24, 2021Highest Observation: 8.28 ft at 3:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 4:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 4:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 5:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 6:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 9:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:30PM Nov 24, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 4:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 7:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:30AM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.23 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.22 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 11:30AM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 12:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 1:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 10:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 11:30PM Nov 26, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 12:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 1:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.24 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 5:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 7:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 8:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 11:30PM Nov 27, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 12:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.22 ft at 1:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.23 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 6:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:30AM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 1:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 2:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 4:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 5:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 6:30PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:00PM Nov 28, 2021Observed: 8.25 ft at 7:30PM Nov 28, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOKDL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:39PM Nov 28, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 8.25 ft at 7:30 PM CST 28-Nov-2021. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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 near Oakdale are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.62 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 26.36 ft on 05/02/1953
(3) 26.00 ft on 06/30/1989
(4) 24.70 ft on 03/13/2016
(5) 24.53 ft on 02/13/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.31 ft on 04/28/2021
(2) 19.00 ft on 10/11/2020
(3) 21.80 ft on 09/02/2017
(4) 24.10 ft on 04/05/2017
(5) 19.50 ft on 08/16/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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29 Catastrophic flooding with upper level of sewage plant beginning to flood.
27.65 River is at its flood of record. Flood waters reach the top of the rail on the railroad bridge. Considerable residential flooding will occur.
27 Major flooding occurs with the river at the floor of the railroad bridge.
25.7 Flood waters reach the underclearance of the railroad bridge.
24 Approximately 60 homes are flooded.
22.65 River is at its flood of record. Flood waters reach the top of the rail on the railroad bridge. Considerable residential flooding will occur.
22 Approximately 50 homes are flooded.
21 Lowland areas near lower level of sewage plant and approximately 30 homes begin to flood.
20.7 Flood waters reach the underclearance of the railroad bridge.
19 Low secondary roads near the river begin to flood. Several houses in close proximity to the river are subject to flooding.
17 Minor lowland flooding, mainly forested areas along the river will occur. Park and picnic ground off of Highway 10 begins to flood.
16 Lowland areas near lower level of sewage plant and approximately 30 homes begin to flood.
14 Low secondary roads near the river begin to flood. Several houses in close proximity to the river are subject to flooding.
12 Minor lowland flooding, mainly forested areas along the river will occur. Park and picnic ground off of Highway 10 begins to flood.
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Latitude: 30.822500° N, Longitude: 92.685000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 90 ft 107 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
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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