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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Coleto Creek at Highway 59 are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Coleto Creek Reservoir Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Arnold Road Crossing
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 42.00 ft on 09/22/1967
(2) 37.85 ft on 04/20/1976
(3) 36.64 ft on 10/16/1946
(4) 32.20 ft on 07/01/1936
(5) 28.00 ft on 04/05/1991
(6) 27.98 ft on 11/22/2004
(7) 27.68 ft on 04/17/1992
(8) 27.02 ft on 10/31/1981
(9) 21.60 ft on 07/03/2007
(10) 21.03 ft on 08/26/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.03 ft on 08/26/2017
(2) 16.01 ft on 03/10/2016
(3) 19.84 ft on 06/18/2015
(4) 17.36 ft on 03/21/2015
(5) 16.56 ft on 03/18/2015
(6) 18.62 ft on 07/06/2007
(7) 21.60 ft on 07/03/2007
(8) 27.98 ft on 11/22/2004
(9) 11.53 ft on 07/17/2002
(10) 27.68 ft on 04/17/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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40 Major lowland flooding occurs. Water closes the northbound lane of Highway 59. The lowest homes in the flood plain flood, some up to nine feet. Livestock are cut off and potentially drowned below Highway 59. Levees near the San Antonio River confluence are threatened, as flow is several miles wide above and below Highway 35. Several tens of homes near Tivoli flood and are cut off, and a fishing camp just below Highway 35 floods
38 Major lowland flooding occurs. The lowest homes in the flood plain flood, some up to seven feet. Hundreds of livestock are cut off and potentially drowned, below Highway 59 to the Guadalupe River confluence. The flood plain above and below Highway 35 is miles wide, flooding and isolating several tens of homes, and flooding a fishing camp near Tivoli. Thirty eight feet is the FEMA hundred year flood elevation
31 Major lowland flooding occurs. The lowest homes below Highway 59 flood. Many livestock are cut off and potentially drowned below Highway 59 to the Guadalupe River confluence
30 Major lowland flooding occurs. The flow approaches the lowest homes below Highway 59. Livestock below Highway 59 to the Guadalupe River confluence are cut off and potentially drowned
28 Moderate lowland flooding of secondary roads and low bridges. Livestock are threatened in the flood plain
25 Minor lowland flooding occurs. The flow is well into flood plain, cutting off cattle below Highway 59 to the Guadalupe River confluence. Camino drive is inundated
19 Overbank conditions occur. The flow reaches lowest areas of the flood plain with no significant damage. The rating flattens considerably
15 Flow exceeds the right and left banks
Photos
(1) Low-Lying area West of Bridge
(2) Highway 59 At Bridge Looking South
(3) Low-Lying Area Looking Southwest From Bridge
(4) Normal Flow on Creek Looking Upstream
(5) Looking At Bridge and Gage on Railroad Tracks
(6) Coleto Creek Normal Flows Looking Upstream
(7) Looking at Gage on Highway 59 - Looking Southeast
(8) River During November 2004 Flood Looking Upstream
(9) Water Levels During November 2004 Flood
(10) November 2004 Flood Looking Downstream

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