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Red River at Shreveport Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 21.78 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2024Highest Observation: 21.84 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 21.77 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 21.75 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 21.69 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 21.71 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.66 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.6 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.56 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.58 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.59 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.56 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.55 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.51 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.49 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.47 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.45 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.38 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.36 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.37 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.36 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.33 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.28 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.2 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.19 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.24 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.15 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.17 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.14 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 21.11 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 21.09 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 21.07 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 21 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 21 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.97 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.88 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.94 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.92 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.8 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.79 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.83 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.7 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.79 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.76 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.65 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.6 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.61 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.55 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.5 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.35 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.38 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.36 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.31 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 20.23 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 20.14 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 20.16 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 20.03 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.96 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.92 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.92 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.88 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.72 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.73 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.69 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.57 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.62 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.59 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.52 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.44 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.42 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 19.4 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2024Highest Forecast: 19.5 ft 7:00PM May 22, 2024Forecast: 19.3 ft 1:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 19.2 ft 7:00AM May 23, 2024Forecast: 19.1 ft 1:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 18.9 ft 7:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 18.6 ft 1:00PM May 24, 2024Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM May 24, 2024Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00AM May 25, 2024Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2024Forecast: 18.3 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2024Forecast: 18.3 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2024Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2024Forecast: 18.1 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2024Forecast: 18 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2024Forecast: 18 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2024Forecast: 17.9 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2024Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2024US Army Corps of EngineersSVPL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:37PM May 22, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 9:11AM May 22)Latest observed value: 19.4 ft at 5:00 PM CDT 22-May-2024. Flood Stage is 30 ft
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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 Red River at Shreveport are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 31.5
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 45.90 ft on 08/10/1849
(2) 45.70 ft on 05/28/1892
(3) 45.10 ft on 06/15/1908
(4) 44.70 ft on 02/08/1890
(5) 44.40 ft on 04/02/1894
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.26 ft on 05/11/2019
(2) 31.39 ft on 03/04/2018
(3) 32.39 ft on 05/04/2016
(4) 31.79 ft on 03/15/2016
(5) 31.05 ft on 06/30/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 11/08/1939
(2) 1.12 ft on 01/17/1940
(3) 1.70 ft on 09/13/1936
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50 Disastrous flooding of Bossier City and Shreveport area. Water will overtop the levee on the Bossier City side. Also expect disastrous backwater flooding of Cross and Caddo lakes with their pool stages rising to near 180.0 ft msl. Disastrous backwater flooding will affect Caddo Lake and the Big Cypress Bayou to near Karnack, Texas.
39.5 Severe flooding will take place in parts of downtown Shreveport in the riverfront area. Area casinos are in danger of being flooded. Severe backwater flooding will worsen on Cross and Caddo lakes and will result in their pool stages rising to near 171.0 feet. Also parts of the levee between downtown Shreveport and the Jimmie Davis bridge will be topped without sandbagging efforts.
37.5 Flooding closes entrance and exit ramps to the Shreveport-Blanchard highway with Interstate 220 interchange. Severe backwater flooding of Cross and Twelve Mile Bayous with backwater flooding to just below Caddo Lake.
37 Flooding closes the westbound lanes of Interstate 220 between the Red River bridge and Bossier City. Also water overflows the eastbound lanes of Interstate 220 between Bossier City and the Red River bridge. High water approaches businesses along East 70th Street in southeast Shreveport west of the Jimmie Davis Bridge.
36.5 Extensive backwater flooding of Cross and Twelve Mile bayous will take place. Backwater flooding will take place all the way to the concrete sill at the Cross Lake dam. Expect backwater flooding to approach below Caddo Lake on Twelve Mile Bayou.
36 Water overflows the westbound lanes of Interstate 220 from the Red River bridge towards Bossier City. Water also reaches the bottom of the glass panels of the scenic overlooks at the Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.
35.5 Extensive backwater flooding up through Cross Bayou and Twelve Mile Bayou threatens homes in low portions of the Allendale subdivision. Also backwater flooding develops on Middle Bayou in north Shreveport.
34.5 The Clyde Fant Parkway closes in front of Sci-Port. The Teague Parkway closes next to the boatramp.
34 Old Blanchard Highway just north of the Cross Lake spillway is flooded and closed. Extensive backwater flooding of Cross Bayou and Twelve Mile Bayou begins.
33.5 Portions of Wells Island Road in north Shreveport is flooded and closed. Highway 3349 is flooded and closed that branches off the Wells Island Road.
33 Martin Luther King Drive at McCain Creek in north Shreveport flooded and closed.
32.5 The area south of Interstate 20 and Traffic street exit and also near Hamilton Road area in Bossier City floods. Also the south part of Martin Luther King drive in north Shreveport is flooded and closed.
31 Russel Road will be overflowed and closed between Blanchard highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport. Also expect backwater flooding up Cross Bayou, Twelve Mile Bayou, and lower McCain Creek. High water will creep up to near southern Fant Parkway and near the Teague Parkway.
30.5 Water flows into Traffic Street underneath the Kansas City Southern railroad bridge between Horseshoe Casino and Louisiana Boardwalk in Bossier City.
30 Russel Road will be overflowed between Blanchard Highway and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport.
27 Several hundred acres inundate in the C. Bickham Dixon park area. Also expect moderate to severe bank erosion. Flooding closes the Hamels Memorial Park upstream from Jimmie Davis Bridge.
25 C. Bickham Dixon park is floods and closes to the general public. Moderate bank erosion begins to damage riverbanks in both Shreveport and Bossier City especially next to the bike and walking path alongside the river in Shreveport.
23 Low land areas inundate next to C. Bickham Dixon park. Bank erosion problems begin as well.
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Latitude: 32.515278° N, Longitude: 93.740278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 30 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 29 131.48 ft 161.48 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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