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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 Bon Wier are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Burkeville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Deweyville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.30 ft on 03/13/2016
(2) 43.50 ft on 04/23/1913
(3) 39.00 ft on 05/01/1884
(4) 38.93 ft on 09/03/2017
(5) 38.70 ft on 05/19/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.97 ft on 05/25/2021
(2) 34.37 ft on 04/27/2020
(3) 36.20 ft on 01/07/2019
(4) 36.16 ft on 04/02/2018
(5) 38.93 ft on 09/03/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 11.29 ft on 09/29/1956
(2) 12.33 ft on 11/22/1980
(3) 12.36 ft on 10/05/1981
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44.2 The river is at its highest gauge reading set in March 2016. Widespread catastrophic flooding will occur with approximately 316 residential buildings affected or destroyed along with 30 businesses. Approximately 118 roads will be impassable including U.S. Highway 190 between Merryville and Bon Wier.
40 Water begins to cover Highway 190 and inundates some sections of the town of Merryville.
36 Major lowland flooding will occur. Sabine Sands Road has about one to three feet of water covering the road.
35 Expect several secondary roads in the Merryville and Bon Wier areas near the river to be closed.
33 Moderate lowland flooding will occur. Low-lying roads and a few homes have some flooding between Bon Wier and Merryville. Camp houses along the river in Southwest Vernon Parish begin to flood.
32 Roads in the Sabine Sands area near Bon Wier become flooded.
30 Minor lowland flooding will occur along the river between Merryville and Bon Wier. A few roads in Southwest Vernon Parish have water over them.
28 The river is at its bankfull stage.

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