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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Atchafalaya River above Butte La Rose are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.28 ft on 05/23/1973
(2) 27.00 ft on 03/03/1950
(3) 26.60 ft on 06/02/1961
(4) 26.40 ft on 06/11/1957
(5) 26.40 ft on 04/29/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.95 ft on 05/31/2022
(2) 18.12 ft on 04/16/2021
(3) 20.05 ft on 04/13/2020
(4) 20.84 ft on 03/15/2019
(5) 20.70 ft on 03/20/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.33 ft on 10/17/1976
(2) 0.47 ft on 01/18/1981
(3) 0.49 ft on 11/17/2005
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28 The community of Butte La Rose will be flooded. Several homes will sustain major damage. Although the project levee height is 33 feet, back water flooding will impact the community and evacuation is strongly recommended.
27 Industrial operations will be curtailed. A few homes near the river will flood. River traffic negotiating sharp turns will remain difficult.
26 The walkway to the river gauge will be under water and the gage will be inaccessible. Industrial storage areas near the river will flood. Unsecured material and equipment on property near the river will float off or become damaged. River traffic negotiating sharp turns will become difficult.
25 Industrial storage areas near the river will flood. Unsecured material and equipment on property near the river will float off or become damaged. River traffic negotiating sharp turns will become difficult.
22 River traffic negotiating sharp turns will become difficult. Industrial equipment will be threatened and should be relocated to avoid damage.
20 Minor flooding begins.
17 Action stage.

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