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Bayou Bodcau at Bayou Bodcau Lake Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 177.62 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 177.66 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.7 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.76 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.81 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.86 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.9 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 177.94 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.05 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.1 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.15 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.21 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.25 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.3 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.35 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.4 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.44 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.5 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.55 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.6 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.65 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.7 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.75 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.81 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 178.88 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 178.93 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 178.98 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.03 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.09 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.13 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.18 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.22 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.27 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.32 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.37 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.4 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.46 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.49 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.54 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.59 ft at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.62 ft at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.65 ft at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.69 ft at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.72 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.76 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.8 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.84 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.88 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 179.92 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 179.97 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 179.99 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.03 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.07 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.1 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.12 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.15 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.19 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.22 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.26 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.3 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.33 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.36 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.38 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.41 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.44 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.46 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.48 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.51 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 180.53 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2024Highest Observation: 180.56 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2024Forecast: 180.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 180.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 181 ft 1:00PM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 181.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 181.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 181.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 181.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 181.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 181.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 181.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 181.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 182 ft 7:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 182.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 182.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 182.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 182.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 182.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 182.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2024Highest Forecast: 182.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2024Highest Forecast: 182.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLBBL1(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (10:21PM Apr 14, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 7:30PM Apr 14)Latest observed value: 180.56 ft at 9:00 PM CDT 14-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 172 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Bayou Bodcau at Bayou Bodcau Lake 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: 198
Moderate Flood Stage: 192
Flood Stage: 172
Action Stage: 171.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 200.27 ft on 11/05/2009
(2) 197.40 ft on 03/18/2001
(3) 196.67 ft on 05/11/1958
(4) 193.09 ft on 05/11/1991
(5) 192.70 ft on 03/10/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 185.06 ft on 03/11/2021
(2) 179.17 ft on 02/27/2020
(3) 188.93 ft on 05/20/2019
(4) 184.53 ft on 01/12/2019
(5) 192.70 ft on 03/10/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 157.00 ft on 09/04/1952

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195 Lowland flooding will be rather severe and widespread. Several secondary roadways will be completely flooded and travel will be difficult by wheeled vehicles.
192 Expect rather widespread lowland flooding. Boats should be secured and moved away from the lake. Several secondary roadways will be flooded and closed.
172 Expect bankfull conditions on Red Chute Bayou.
170 Expect minor lowland flooding along the lake. Red Chute Bayou below the lake will be at bankfull. Some secondary roadways may suffer flooding.
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Latitude: 32.702370° N, Longitude: 93.510450° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 172 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 0.00 172 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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