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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sabine River near Burkeville are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Toledo Bend Reservoir Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bon Wier
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 47
Moderate Flood Stage: 45
Flood Stage: 43
Action Stage: 38
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 54.88 ft on 03/11/2016
(2) 48.05 ft on 02/01/1999
(3) 47.45 ft on 05/20/1989
(4) 46.82 ft on 07/03/1989
(5) 46.29 ft on 09/01/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.71 ft on 04/26/2020
(2) 42.62 ft on 01/05/2019
(3) 42.51 ft on 03/31/2018
(4) 46.29 ft on 09/01/2017
(5) 54.88 ft on 03/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 12.41 ft on 10/03/1981
(2) 12.69 ft on 10/16/1988
(3) 12.69 ft on 09/03/1984
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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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48.05 The river has reached flood of record. Widespread major to catastrophic flooding occurs.
47 Major flooding occurs.
45 Moderate flooding occurs.
43 Residential flooding in the River Bend Subdivision occurs.

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