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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elm Fork Trinity River near Carrollton 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Flow (in CFS): 120

Historic Crests
(1) 19.00 ft on 05/25/1908
(2) 16.50 ft on 04/26/1942
(3) 13.48 ft on 05/05/1990
(4) 13.12 ft on 05/30/2015
(5) 13.00 ft on 05/19/1935
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.34 ft on 09/22/2018
(2) 10.46 ft on 03/01/2018
(3) 8.08 ft on 07/05/2016
(4) 8.27 ft on 07/04/2016
(5) 8.38 ft on 06/21/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 08/01/1980
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14 Water several feet deep on both city golf courses, upstream from the gage. McInnish Sports Complex almost completely inundated by 3 to 4 feet of water. Portions of Sandy Lake Road covered by 2 to 4 feet of water, east of the George Bush Turnpike and west of I-35E. Most of the RV Park inundated with 3 to 5 feet of water.
13 Majority of McInnish Sports Complex and city golf course upstream east of the river flooded. Sandy Lake Road, east of the George Bush Turnpike, under 1 to 2 feet of water for a quarter mile. Water approaching businesses on south side of Sandy Lake Road, west of I-35E.
12.5 Water begins crossing Sandy Lake Road near the RV Park east of the George Bush Turnpike. Sandy Lake Road and nearby parks closed. Mandatory evacuations of affected RV Park residences likely.
12 Sections of both eastern and western city golf courses inundated upstream. Water covers McInnish Park entrance road and begins inundating playing fields.
11 McInnish Park closed. Water reaches park road entrance. Large sections of the city golf course upstream of the gage are flooded and the golf course is closed.
10 Western sections of the city golf course, closest to the river, upstream from the gage will be inundated. McInnish Park Sports Complex will begin to flood.
8 Minor flooding will occur upstream from the gage, near the city golf course.
Photos
(1) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Gage reading 8 feet.
(2) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Stage 11 feet.
(3) McInnish Sports Complex Closed at 11 feet.
(4) Elm Fork Trinity River at Sandy Lake Road. Stage 13 feet.
(5) Indian Creek Golf Course Inundation at 13 Feet.
(6) Sandy Lake Rd Flooded At 13 Feet. Just east of the George Bush Turnpike.
(7) Sandy Lake Road inundated at 13 feet. Looking west towards the George Bush Turnpike.
(8) RV Park flooding at 13 feet.
(9) RV Park flooding at 13 feet.
(10) McInnish Sports Complex flooded at 13 feet.
(11) McInnish Sports Complex inundation at 13 feet.
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5.15 October through February: Dallas is restricted from utilizing its Lewisville Lake reuse permit (08-2456) at the Elm Fork WTP and its Elm Fork Water Rights Permit (5414). In addition, Dallas is restricted from a) diverting 833.4 acre feet per year from its 19,381.4 acre feet per year associated with its Run of the River water right (08-2457), at times when the diversion is taken at the Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant and b) diverting water associated with this permit at its Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant.
5.49 July through September: Dallas is restricted from utilizing its Lewisville Lake reuse permit (08-2456) at the Elm Fork WTP and its Elm Fork Water Rights Permit (5414). In addition, Dallas is restricted from a) diverting 833.4 acre feet per year from its 19,381.4 acre feet per year associated with its Run of the River water right (08-2457), at times when the diversion is taken at the Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant and b) diverting water associated with this permit at its Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant.
5.73 March through June: Dallas is restricted from utilizing its Lewisville Lake reuse permit (08-2456) at the Elm Fork WTP and its Elm Fork Water Rights Permit (5414). In addition, Dallas is restricted from a) diverting 833.4 acre feet per year from its 19,381.4 acre feet per year associated with its Run of the River water right (08-2457), at times when the diversion is taken at the Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant and b) diverting water associated with this permit at its Elm Fork Water Treatment Plant.

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