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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sabinal River at Sabinal 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.00 ft on 08/24/1919
(2) 38.28 ft on 07/05/2002
(3) 33.30 ft on 06/17/1958
(4) 31.00 ft on 07/02/1932
(5) 27.14 ft on 07/21/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.34 ft on 10/10/2018
(2) 11.88 ft on 05/29/2016
(3) 19.51 ft on 05/24/2015
(4) 27.14 ft on 07/21/2007
(5) 38.28 ft on 07/05/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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32 Disastrous flooding upstream near Utopia puts flow four feet deep in the "Utopia on the River" camp headquarters washing autos from the parking lot and threatening lives. Camping sites at a girl scout camp three miles south of Utopia are dangerously flooded. Secondary and primary roads and low bridges near the river flood under several feet of fast moving water as the flood wave moves from the headwaters to the Frio River confluence.
28 Major flooding threatens the "Utopia on the River" resort near Utopia. Numerous roads, crossings, and bridges are flooded severely. Livestock should be moved from vulnerable areas of the flood plain.
24 Major lowland flooding from the headwaters to the Frio River confluence. Very dangerous to campers upstream near Utopia. Many secondary and primary roads and low bridges are flooded and dangerous.
20 Lowland flooding damages crops and floods pastureland cutting off and potentially drowning livestock in low areas of the flood plain. Secondary roads and low bridges flood severely as the flood wave passes downstream.
16 Moderate lowland flooding inundates lowest secondary roads and bridges in the flood plain from the headwaters to the Frio River confluence.
12 Minor lowland flooding impacts lowest secondary roads, crossings and low bridges.
10 Flow extends into lowest areas of the flood plain with no significant damage.

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