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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bayou Nezpique at Basile are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Mermentau
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 34.39 ft on 05/20/1953
(2) 31.74 ft on 02/07/1955
(3) 31.08 ft on 08/11/1940
(4) 30.65 ft on 11/01/1985
(5) 29.59 ft on 04/14/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.08 ft on 09/02/2017 (P)
(2) 28.40 ft on 05/05/2017 (P)
(3) 22.25 ft on 08/16/2016 (P)
(4) 26.06 ft on 01/13/2013
(5) 23.03 ft on 02/06/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.98 ft on 10/19/1988
(2) 1.00 ft on 06/28/1948
(3) 1.08 ft on 10/21/1973
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34.5 River at its flood of record.
28 Major flood threat downstream including residential flooding near jennings, mermentau, silverwood, and lake arthur.
27 Flooding occurs on portions of Riverside Road north of Saint Jules Road and the road is subject to closure.
25.5 Moderate flood threat downstream including a few residences near jennings, mermentau and silverwood. Operations at silverwood shipyard could be affect. Several roads in the area become flooded, including la 97 north of jennings floods, which is subject to being closed.
24 Moderate flood threat downstream including a few residences near jennings, mermentau, and silverwood. Operations at silverwood shipyard could be affected.
22 Minor agricultural flood damage will occur.

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