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Calcasieu River near Oakdale Stage (ft)OKDL1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:39PM Sep 21, 2021)Flood Stage is 12 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 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: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.62 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 21.36 ft on 05/02/1953
(3) 21.00 ft on 06/30/1989
(4) 19.70 ft on 03/13/2016
(5) 19.53 ft on 02/13/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.00 ft on 10/11/2020 (P)
(2) 16.80 ft on 09/02/2017
(3) 19.10 ft on 04/05/2017
(4) 14.50 ft on 08/16/2016
(5) 19.70 ft on 03/13/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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24 Catastrophic flooding with upper level of sewage plant beginning to flood.
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 Major flooding occurs with the river at the floor of the railroad bridge.
20.7 Flood waters reach the underclearance of the railroad bridge.
19 Approximately 60 homes are flooded.
17 Approximately 50 homes are flooded.
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 12 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 83 ft 95 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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