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Forecasts for the White Oak Bayou at Houston 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: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 33.5
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 52.84 ft on 06/09/2001
(2) 51.50 ft on 12/09/1935
(3) 50.43 ft on 03/04/1992
(4) 47.06 ft on 09/11/1998
(5) 47.00 ft on 05/31/1929
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.02 ft on 09/19/2019
(2) 45.60 ft on 08/28/2017 (P)
(3) 34.34 ft on 08/08/2017
(4) 38.76 ft on 04/18/2016
(5) 33.90 ft on 10/25/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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40.29 At levels above 40.3 feet major lowland flooding continues as the Heights Boulevard bridge is inundated.
38.5 At levels above 38.5 feet major lowland flooding continues as the I-45 main lanes north of I-10 are inundated.
36 At levels above 36 feet major lowland flooding begins as apartments along White Oak Drive begin flooding. The I-45 south bound ramp to I-10 West is under 2.5 feet of water and the I-10 east bound feeder road west of Studemont is inundated. The I-45 main lanes north of I-10 are close to being flooded.
33.5 At levels above 33.5 feet moderate lowland flooding begins as the south bound ramp to I-10 West floods.
29 At levels above 29 feet minor lowland flooding begins as water escapes the main channel and floods White Oak Drive between Taylor Street and I-10.

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