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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Buffalo Bayou at Shepherd Drive are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Piney Point Village Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 29.5
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.90 ft on 08/28/2017
(2) 36.58 ft on 06/09/2001
(3) 36.33 ft on 09/11/1998
(4) 34.63 ft on 03/04/1992
(5) 33.64 ft on 05/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.06 ft on 09/19/2019 (P)
(2) 31.27 ft on 09/19/2019
(3) 41.90 ft on 08/28/2017
(4) 31.70 ft on 04/18/2016
(5) 33.64 ft on 05/26/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 13.81 ft on 01/09/1984
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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32 At levels above 32 feet major flooding begins as portions of Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive are under 1 to 2 feet of water and homes upstream of the gage begin flooding.
29.5 At levels above 29.5 feet moderate lowland flooding begins Memorial Drive between Sandman Streeet and Waugh Drive becomes inundated.
28.7 At levels above 28.7 feet Allen Parkway east of Montrose Boulevard and Memorial Drive east of Waugh Drive flood.
28 At levels above 28 feet minor lowland flooding begins as water spills out of main channel and floods the lowest levels of apartments near the gage.
17 At levels abve 17 feet hike and bike trails within the channel become inundated.

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