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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Lavaca River at Hallettsville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Edna
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 41.10 ft on 08/31/1981
(2) 40.60 ft on 06/30/1940
(3) 32.16 ft on 05/13/1982
(4) 30.55 ft on 10/15/1957
(5) 30.52 ft on 06/13/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.30 ft on 08/28/2017
(2) 20.66 ft on 06/10/2004
(3) 20.83 ft on 11/05/2002
(4) 28.53 ft on 10/18/1998
(5) 28.25 ft on 04/11/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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41 Major lowland flooding continues with water up to 6 feet deep in the Hallettsville Town Square flooding hundreds of homes and businesses. Water is several feet deep in the county jail. Massive losses will occur if livestock are not removed from the floodplain.
38 Major lowland flooding continues as several feet of water covers the Hallettsville Town Square with up to 9 feet of water in the lowest homes along the Lavaca River. Numerous roads and highways are flooded and impassable with over two feet of water flowing over them. Livestock should be removed from the floodplain.
35 Major lowland flooding continues as disasterous flooding rises to the town square of Hallettesville. Hundreds of residences and businesses in western Hallettsville are inundated with up to 6 feet of water in the lowest structures. Roads and bridges near the river are severely flooded and very dangerous. Hundreds of head of livestock are cut off and potentialy drowned if not removed from the floodplain.
33 Major lowland flooding continues as disasterous flooding inundates homes and businesses in the Lavaca River floodplain west of downtown Hallettsville. The downtown square in threatened and flooding is life threatening in some areas. Many primary and secondary roads and bridges are inundated and impassable. Livestock should be removed from the floodplain.
30 Major lowland flooding continues as the two lowest commercial buildings and several residences in Hallettsville flood. Secondary roads and low bridges are flooded and dangerous. Livestock should be removed from flood prone areas.
29 Major lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gauge as flooding inundated then lowest residents in Hallettsville. Numerous roads and low bridges near the river are inundated and impassable.
28 Moderate lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gauge as flooding extends well into the floodplain threatening the lowest homes in Hallettsville. Secondary roads and low bridges are flooded and dangerous to motorists.
27 Minor lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gauge as water escapes the main channel and inundates the floodplain.

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