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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Nueces River near Bluntzer are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Lake Corpus Christi Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Calallen
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.22 ft on 09/16/2002
(2) 31.78 ft on 07/17/2002
(3) 30.63 ft on 07/14/2007
(4) 29.73 ft on 08/01/2007
(5) 29.47 ft on 07/08/2002
(6) 29.41 ft on 10/23/2003
(7) 28.63 ft on 05/15/2004
(8) 28.59 ft on 11/02/2018
(9) 28.05 ft on 06/04/2015
(10) 27.18 ft on 03/29/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.25 ft on 12/09/2018
(2) 28.59 ft on 11/02/2018
(3) 9.86 ft on 06/01/2017
(4) 9.68 ft on 04/18/2017
(5) 12.71 ft on 10/06/2016
(6) 10.62 ft on 09/18/2016
(7) 12.32 ft on 11/08/2015
(8) 28.05 ft on 06/04/2015
(9) 12.13 ft on 03/22/2015
(10) 11.96 ft on 03/19/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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41 Flooding is massive downstream above Calallen. Most secondary and primary roads and low bridges near the river flood badly. Residential areas in the subdivisions of Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along the Oak Lane in Rio Encinos will have at least a few feet of water. Livestock in the flood plain are cut off possibly for weeks and could drown. These conditions could last for weeks
37 There is massive residential flooding downstream above Calallen...with several feet of water at times. The residential flooding includes the following subdivisions: Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along the Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Secondary roads, primary roads and low bridges are flooded, with water a few feet deep. Livestock in the flood plain are cut off possibly for weeks and could drown. Residences upstream on right bank are also affected
36 There is massive residential flooding downstream above Calallen, often lasting for weeks. The residences include the homes in the following subdivisions: Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along the Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Most secondary roads, primary roads and low bridges are flooded, with water possibly a few feet deep. Livestock in the flood plain are cut off possibly for weeks and could drown
35 Major lowland flooding occurs above Bluntzer to below Calallen, and produces widespread residential flooding above Calallen possibly for weeks. This includes the homes in the following subdivisions: Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along the Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Most secondary roads, primary roads and low bridges are flooded, with water possibly a few feet deep. Livestock in the flood plain are cut off possibly for weeks and could drown
31 Major lowland flooding occurs from near Blutzer to Calallen. Widespread residential flooding likely will occur for weeks. This includes homes in the following subdivisions: Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Many secondary roads, primary roads, and low bridges are flooded, with water possibly a few feet deep. Livestock are cut off possibly for weeks and could drown
27 Major lowland flooding occurs from near Blutzer to Calallen. Widespread residential flooding occurs for days or weeks. This includes homes in the following subdivisions, Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Many secondary roads, primary roads, and low bridges are flooded, with water possibly a foot or more deep. The flow is out of the channel and into prevailing left flood plain
24 Major lowland flooding occurs from near Blutzer to Calallen. Widespread residential flooding occurs for days or weeks. This includes homes in the following subdivisions, Sandy Hallow, Los Dos Palomas, Los Escondido, and along Oak Lane in Rio Encinos. Many secondary roads, primary roads, and low bridges are flooded. The flow is out of the channel and into prevailing left flood plain
22 Flow cuts off the lowest residential areas downstream above Calallen for days or weeks. Numerous secondary roads and low bridges are under water, from below Bluntzer to below Calallen
21 Moderate lowland flooding occurs on the right bank. This peak flow will flood homes downstream near Calallen
18 Minor lowland flooding occurs. Sustained flow at this rate floods homes downstream near Calallen
17 Flow cuts off the lowest homes downstream above Calallen
16 Overbank conditions occur. Flow approaches the lowest residential areas downstream above Calallen
12 Flow reaches the left bank along the bridge. There no significant effects until the river rises to above 15 feet
Photos
(1) FM 666 Looking North at Bridge
(2) Looking South At Bridge on FM 666
(3) Looking Downstream From Bridge
(4) Looking Downstream From Bridge
(5) Lowest Overbank Area (Right Bank)
(6) Looking Upstream From Bridge
(7) July 2002: Flood Plain of Nueces River North of I-37
(8) July 2002: Flooding Nueces River Near Bluntzer - 2
(9) July 2002: Flooding Nueces River Near Bluntzer
(10) July 2002: Areal View Nueces River at FM 666
(11) July 2002: Nueces River Just Above Bluntzer
(12) Area Where Minor Lowland Flooding First Likely

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