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Angelina River near Lufkin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLUFT2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:21AM Nov 28, 2021)Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 72 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

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

NOTE: Forecasts for the Angelina River near Lufkin 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.50 ft on 05/24/1884
(2) 25.00 ft on 05/31/1908
(3) 18.55 ft on 05/07/1944
(4) 18.26 ft on 02/24/1932
(5) 17.97 ft on 11/28/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.30 ft on 04/08/2018
(2) 10.60 ft on 03/10/2018
(3) 11.00 ft on 06/01/2017
(4) 11.50 ft on 06/04/2016
(5) 16.00 ft on 05/05/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.18 ft on 08/15/1964

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16 Expect moderate to severe flooding of river bottoms with considerable backwater flooding into Lake Sam Rayburn.
13 Expect high water to continue for several days on the lower Angelina River. Also a high pool stage on Lake Sam Rayburn will contribute back water into the lower Angelina River throughout much of this May.
12 Expect lowland flooding of trails, paths, and boat ramps to continue for several days. Also a high pool stage at Lake Sam Rayburn to contribute to high water on the lower Angelina River throughout much of the remainder of this May.
11 Minor lowland flooding.
10 Expect minor lowland flooding of the heavily wooded floodplain. Also expect flooding of boat launches as well.
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Latitude: 31.457222° N, Longitude: 94.726111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 29 164.72 ft 174.72 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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