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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 Tilden are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Cotulla Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Three Rivers
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.57 ft on 09/24/1967
(2) 23.70 ft on 06/01/1935
(3) 23.50 ft on 10/18/2013
(4) 23.45 ft on 07/19/2002
(5) 23.29 ft on 07/16/2002
(6) 23.18 ft on 10/16/2003
(7) 23.14 ft on 09/18/2002
(8) 22.85 ft on 08/19/2022
(9) 22.76 ft on 08/19/2022
(10) 22.00 ft on 07/01/1942
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.76 ft on 08/19/2022
(2) 22.85 ft on 08/19/2022
(3) 8.61 ft on 08/15/2021
(4) 7.00 ft on 07/14/2021
(5) 15.56 ft on 06/04/2021
(6) 8.66 ft on 05/20/2021
(7) 8.17 ft on 05/17/2021
(8) 7.13 ft on 05/29/2020
(9) 21.04 ft on 10/28/2018
(10) 19.13 ft on 09/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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31 The Highway 16 bridge floor floods.
28 The flow is to the top of the recorder shelf.
20 Major flooding below Cotulla to below Tilden occurs, and cuts off extensive portions of the flood plain, requiring wholesale evacuation of livestock from the area. Roads and bridges near the river flood severely. Hunting cabins, pump jacks, tank batteries, irrigation pumps and any equipment in low areas near the river flood.
19 Major lowland flooding of livestock, roads, irrigation pumps and tank batteries. Fencing is damaged as well as hunting cabins.
18 The flooding of livestock, roads, irrigation pumps and tank batteries occurs. Fences and hunting cabins are damaged.
16 Moderate lowland flooding occurs. Hunting cabins, oil field tanks and pumps are affected, and livestock become isolated.
15 Much of the flood plain below cotulla to below tilden is cut off, as sloughs and peripheral channels fill. Hunting cabins, oil field pump jacks and tank batteries flood well away from the channel. Livestock are cut off and can drown.
14 Minor lowland flooding occurs, and causes sloughs and peripheral channels near the main stream to cut off areas of the flood plain, isolating livestock and damaging equipment in low areas. Oil field tank batteries and pump jacks flood.
11 The main channel overflows its banks into peripheral channels, isolating areas of the flood plain.
(1) Gage Location Nueces River Near Tilden
(2) River Looking Downstream
(3) Overbank Area Near Bridge
(4) Floodplain near Nueces River
(5) River Floodplain Near Bridge
(6) River Right Over the Bridge
(7) River Looking Downstream From Bridge
(8) Overbank Area Upstream Side
(9) Areal View July 2002 Flooding Along Highway
(10) July 2002 Flooding in Floodplain
(11) Areal View July 2002 Flooding in Nueces Floodplain
(12) Wide View of Flooding in Nueces River Floodplain
(13) Areal View of Floodplain Nueces River July 2002

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