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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Los Olmos Creek near Falfurrias 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.00 ft on 09/13/1951
(2) 14.70 ft on 08/11/1980
(3) 12.66 ft on 09/13/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.32 ft on 06/20/2018
(2) 11.19 ft on 06/20/2018
(3) 9.92 ft on 04/19/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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13 Major flooding with flow 750 feet wide and into the broad prevailing flood plain
12 Flood water has reached the base of US HWY 281 bridge north of Falfurrias.
11 Minor flooding with lowland flooding 300 feet wide into the flood plain
10 Flow escapes from the Los Olmos drainage into the Palo Blanco drainage area
9 Flow is high enough to close FM 1418 as water is covering the bridge.
7 Minor lowland flooding reaches 120 feet wide into flood plain-persons vulnerable to lowland flooding should move equipment to higher ground

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