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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Frio River at Tilden are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Derby Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.06 ft on 07/10/2002
(2) 30.03 ft on 09/11/2002
(3) 29.80 ft on 06/28/1997
(4) 29.56 ft on 06/28/1997
(5) 29.18 ft on 06/09/1987
(6) 28.41 ft on 06/05/1987
(7) 28.20 ft on 07/02/1932
(8) 28.00 ft on 09/01/1919
(9) 27.61 ft on 06/17/1987
(10) 27.11 ft on 07/28/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.36 ft on 09/10/2023
(2) 12.19 ft on 08/19/2022
(3) 4.18 ft on 08/09/2021
(4) 8.31 ft on 07/10/2021
(5) 23.89 ft on 06/05/2021
(6) 6.28 ft on 06/02/2021
(7) 20.97 ft on 05/21/2021
(8) 20.81 ft on 05/18/2021
(9) 8.94 ft on 05/14/2021
(10) 9.86 ft on 05/08/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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38.44 This is the flood of record outside period of record, occurring on July 1932.
30.06 This is the flood of record which occurred on July 10 2002. Disastrous flooding of commercial and residential buildings in Tilden.
29.8 Major flooding occurs. Disastrous flooding of commercial and residential buildings in Tilden. Restuarant on the right bank of the Frio River had 3 to 4 feet of water in it.
29.18 This is similar to the flood on June 9 1937. The restaurant had 3 feet of water inside. Numerous homes were flooded.
27 Major flooding occurs. Numerous residences and businesses flood in Tilden, requiring persons vulnerable to flooding to be evacuated. Lowland flooding of crops and pastureland traps and potentially drowns livestock. Most roads near the river are flooded and dangerous. Water reaches the parking lot and doors of the cafe.
26 Moderate flooding occurs. The flow is to the slab elevation of the lowest businesses and homes in Tilden. Numerous roads and low bridges flood and become very dangerous to motorists. Hundreds of livestock are trapped and potentially drowned in the flood plain, below Derby to the Choke Canyon Reservoir.
22 Minor lowland flooding of crops and pastureland occurs. Secondary roads and low bridges are also flooded.
20 Overbank conditions below Derby to Choke Canyon Reservoir occur, and floods the lowest secondary roads and bridges near the river.
17 Overbank conditions occur into lowest areas of the flood plain.
12 The river reaches bankfull stage.
(1) Gage Location on Bridge
(2) Overflow Area on Upstream Side of Bridge
(3) Frio River Looking Upstream
(4) Frio River Looking Downstream
(5) Overbank Area on Bridge
(6) Areal View of Flooding July 2002
(7) July 2002 Flooing Along Highway
(8) July 2002 Flooding in Frio River Floodplain
(9) July 2002 Flooding Along Highway
(10) Areal View of Flooding in River Basin
(11) Releases At Choke Canyon Dam During July 2002
(12) Areal View of Flooding Near River July 2002

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