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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Colorado River (TX) at Wharton 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: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 41
Flood Stage: 39
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 51.90 ft on 12/13/1913
(2) 50.52 ft on 08/31/2017
(3) 48.72 ft on 10/23/1998
(4) 48.32 ft on 11/26/2004
(5) 48.30 ft on 04/22/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 50.52 ft on 08/31/2017
(2) 47.00 ft on 05/31/2016
(3) 48.30 ft on 04/22/2016
(4) 42.78 ft on 05/31/2015
(5) 48.32 ft on 11/26/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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48 Major lowland flooding continues with much of west and southwest Wharton flooded. Most streets between Sunset Street...FM 102...and U.S. Highway 59 are inundated and impassable and several homes have 3 feet or more of water in them.
45.3 Major lowland flooding continues with many homes in the west part of Wharton flooded with 2 to 3 feet of water. The JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is flooded and isolated.
44 Major lowland floding continues as the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is isolated and many homes in the west part Wharton are flooded.
43 Major lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage as numerous streets in west and southwest Wharton are inundated and the lowest homes threatened. The JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton close to being isolated.
41.5 Moderate lowland flooding continues as the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton is flooded.
41 Moderate lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage with the JDIN Recreational Center in southwest Wharton threatened.
39 Minor lowland flooding begins in the vicinity of the gage as water excapes tha main channel.

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Dickinson, TX 77539
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