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Neches River near Town Bluff Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTBFT2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:07AM Sep 16, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 47.1 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 9-Sep-2019. Flood Stage is 68 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 Neches River near Town Bluff 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: 82.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 72
Flood Stage: 68
Action Stage: 64
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 86.80 ft on 05/01/1884
(2) 84.98 ft on 05/06/1944
(3) 82.85 ft on 05/21/1953
(4) 82.56 ft on 05/22/1935
(5) 80.70 ft on 08/31/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 80.70 ft on 08/31/2017
(2) 75.65 ft on 06/03/2016
(3) 76.12 ft on 03/11/2016
(4) 73.50 ft on 05/29/2015
(5) 65.95 ft on 01/04/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 48.00 ft on 08/05/1954
(2) 49.38 ft on 05/09/1983
(3) 49.39 ft on 12/19/1987
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86.81 The river is at flood of record. Widespread major to catastrophic flooding will occur.
81.5 Major flooding occurring with water reaching the instrument shelf.
78.7 Moderate flooding will occur with flood waters reaching the floor of the instrument shelter.
73 Flooding expected in the Mont Neches, Barlow Lake and Sheffields Ferry communities. Some homes may become flooded as well, especially in the Barlow Lake community.
70 Flooding can be expected around Barlow Lake and Brushy Lake with some roads being cutoff and some of the lowest properties near the river begin to flood.
65 Areas around Barlow Lake and Brushy Lake begin to flood.
64 Minor flooding will occur.
62 The river is at bankfull stage.
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Latitude: 30.790833° N, Longitude: 94.150833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 68 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 0 ft 64 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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