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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mission River at Refugio 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 38.25 ft on 09/12/1971
(2) 36.50 ft on 09/21/1967
(3) 34.85 ft on 07/01/1990
(4) 33.30 ft on 07/07/1942
(5) 32.30 ft on 05/17/1938
(6) 32.30 ft on 08/01/1914
(7) 31.24 ft on 07/11/2021
(8) 30.80 ft on 10/19/1998
(9) 29.95 ft on 07/06/2007
(10) 29.10 ft on 12/23/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.21 ft on 10/16/2021
(2) 7.84 ft on 08/05/2021
(3) 31.24 ft on 07/11/2021
(4) 14.57 ft on 06/05/2021
(5) 19.60 ft on 05/21/2021
(6) 5.01 ft on 05/16/2020
(7) 24.49 ft on 12/10/2018
(8) 24.51 ft on 12/10/2018
(9) 21.55 ft on 07/18/2018
(10) 28.04 ft on 06/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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38.25 This is the flood of record, which occurred on September 12 1971. Many homes in and below Refugio will be flooded.
37 Major flooding occurs, and puts water up to six feet deep in homes in northwest Refugio. Several miles of the lowest homes below Refugio in the River Oaks Subdivision flood, and most roads and low bridges near the river are flooded and are very dangerous to cross.
35 Major flooding occurs. Around twenty homes flood in the northwest section of Refugio, with up to four feet of water in them. The Mission River exceeds its banks below Refugio, and puts water under homes on stilts in the River Oaks Subdivision.
30 Major lowland flooding occurs. Flow is to the slab elevation of the lowest homes in the northwest section of Refugio, and requires evacuations.
26 Moderate lowland flooding occurs. Flooding occurs in the city park including the pavillion building.
23 Minor lowland flooding occurs. The lowest areas of the city park and facilities, including the pavillion building are flooded. Much of park is also flooded.
20 Bankfull conditions occur as flow reaches lowest areas of the flood plain.
(1) Creek Bridge on Highway 77
(2) Church Area and Park
(3) Low Area in Flood Plain Looking South (West of Park)
(4) Park and Pavillion Area
(5) Trailer Area in City Park
(6) Low Flow of Mission River Looking Upstream
(7) Low Flow on Mission River Looking Downstream

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