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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the San Marcos River at Luling are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.85 ft on 10/18/1998
(2) 40.40 ft on 01/01/1869
(3) 37.10 ft on 05/29/1929
(4) 36.58 ft on 05/25/2015
(5) 36.27 ft on 10/31/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 30.09 ft on 08/27/2017
(2) 36.27 ft on 10/31/2015
(3) 27.79 ft on 05/31/2015
(4) 36.58 ft on 05/25/2015
(5) 26.20 ft on 05/18/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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40 Devastating flooding reaches the lowest homes in Luling north and northeast of the golf course. All of Palmetto State Park at Ottine is under many feet of water. Water is nearly to the roof of the pavillion building. The Warm Springs rehabilitation hospital in Ottine has several feet of water in it.
36 Palmetto State Park is under water except for the headquarters building. The pavillion has six feet of water in it. Much of the golf course in Luling is underwater. Lowest homes northeast of the golf course are threatened. The Warm Springs rehabilitation hospital in Ottine has several feet of water in it.
32 Palmetto State Park is under water with water in the large pavillion building. There is extensive damage to roads, signs, camp sites and the pavillion building. Livestock are cut off and drowned in the flood plain below San Marcos to Gonzales. The lowest sections of the golf course in Luling are under water.
30 Major flooding reaches nearly all of Palmetto State Park with extensive damage to park facilities, signs, fences and roads. Flow is to the slab of the large pavillion building. Livestock in the flood plain below San Marcos to Gonzales are cut off. Lowest sections of the golf course in Luling flood.
28 Most of Palmetto State Park is flooded including Farm to Market 2091 through the park. Flow is approaching the large park pavillion building. All park visitors are evacuated. At Highway 80 in Luling flow is well into the flood plain and approaching the golf course. Livestock are cut off in the flood plain below San Marcos to Gonzales.
24 Moderate flooding in Palmetto State Park five miles below Luling inundates many park facilities and roads.
20 Minor lowland flooding reaches lowest camp sites and several sections of park roads at Palmetto State Park five miles below Luling.
16 Over bank flow reaches lowest areas of the flood plain with no significant damage.

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