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French Branch near Slidell Stage (ft)Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 8:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:18PM Aug 11, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 12:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 1:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 2:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 4:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 8:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 9:18AM Aug 12, 2022Highest Observation: 4.07 ft at 10:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:18AM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 9:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 11:18PM Aug 12, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 3:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 8:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 10:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:18AM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 12:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 10:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:18PM Aug 13, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 12:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 2:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 4:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 5:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 8:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:18AM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 7:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 9:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 10:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:18PM Aug 14, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 12:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 9:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:18AM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:18PM Aug 15, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 12:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 2:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:18AM Aug 16, 2022Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:18AM Aug 16, 2022St. Tammany Parish, LAFBML1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:54PM Aug 16, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.88 ft at 6:18 AM CDT 16-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the French Branch near Slidell. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.66 ft on 03/11/2016
(2) 5.27 ft on 08/12/2016

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.27 ft on 08/12/2016
(2) 5.66 ft on 03/11/2016

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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13 SIGNIFICANT FLOODING WILL OCCUR OVER THE NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THE GAGE.
10 ROADWAYS AROUND THE GAGE ARE FLOODED AND HOMES ARE THREATENED BY RISING WATERS.
9 MINOR FLOODING DEVELOPS OVER ROADWAYS.
7 ACTION STAGE.
6 BANKFULL.
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Latitude: 30.271944° N, Longitude: 89.718611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 -0.23 8.77 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
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Slidell, LA 70460-5243
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