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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Trinity River at Dallas 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: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 29
Low Flow (in CFS): 243

Historic Crests
(1) 52.60 ft on 05/25/1908
(2) 47.10 ft on 05/03/1990
(3) 46.93 ft on 05/18/1949
(4) 45.56 ft on 04/26/1942
(5) 44.44 ft on 12/20/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 35.01 ft on 06/17/2019
(2) 35.05 ft on 06/03/2019
(3) 36.42 ft on 05/19/2019
(4) 36.56 ft on 05/12/2019
(5) 34.96 ft on 05/03/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 03/11/1904
(2) 7.61 ft on 08/30/1959
(3) 9.30 ft on 08/01/1937
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62 The levees near downtown will be topped.
48 The area around the old procter and gamble plant will flood. Persons along the river and in flood prone areas should expect much higher water than normal.
47 Industries along the river south of dallas will be flooded. Evacuation should begin now.
43.5 Major flooding of industrial areas in south dallas can be expected. Oxichem warehouses in south dallas begins flooding.
42 The S.L. & S.W. Railroad and Santa Fe railroad bridges in South Dallas flood.
41 Major flooding is occurring both upstream and downstream from the gage. Dallas city packing 4 miles downstream starts to flood.Old Forest Avenue bridge closed. Water reaches the foundation of the Oxichem plant 6 miles south of Commerce St.
40 Major flooding will occur in Dallas along the river between the levee banks.
38 Moderate flooding will begin along the river both above and below the Commerce Street bridge.
35 Some low water crossings inundated with cattle and grazing and low water areas under water.
32 Minor flooding of agricultural lands used for cattle grazing will occur. Low water crossings near the river will begin to flood.
30 Minor lowland flooding will begin. The pasture lands near the river will flood. Trails along the river begin to flood.
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11.71 Dallas is restricted from utilizing its Elm Fork Water Rights Permit (5414).
11.86 Dallas is restricted from utilizing its Lewisville Lake reuse permit (08-2456).

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