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Forecasts for the Village Creek near Kountze are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.96 ft on 08/30/2017
(2) 34.00 ft on 08/01/1915
(3) 28.33 ft on 10/19/2006
(4) 27.60 ft on 11/26/1940
(5) 26.68 ft on 06/04/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.36 ft on 09/25/2020
(2) 19.20 ft on 01/05/2019
(3) 24.61 ft on 03/31/2018
(4) 35.96 ft on 08/30/2017
(5) 20.80 ft on 05/30/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 04/30/1939
(2) 1.10 ft on 10/01/1956
(3) 1.61 ft on 09/07/2000
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35.5 Water reaches the top of the instrument shelf.
34 River is at the unofficial record elevation reached in august of 1915. Widespread catastrophic flooding will occur.
32.79 Water reaches the door sill of gage house.
31.6 Water reaches the floor of gage shelter.
29 FEMA flood insurance maps indicate that at 29.0 feet, if you are in the 1% (100) flood plain your property is at a high risk for flooding. A 1 percent flood is a flood that has a one percent or greater chance of occurring in any given year.
27.6 The river is at its flood of record. Widespread major flooding will occur.
24.9 Farm to Market Road 327 begins to flood.
23 Major lowland flooding will occur.
22 Water covers entire floor of Farm to Market Road 418. Water threatens homes near the creek in Kountze. Significant flooding occurs in Village Creek State Park.
21.9 At this level, water will be flowing over the Highway 418 bridge.
20 Water begins to flow over the bridge on Farm to Market Road 418. Water also begins to cover F.M. 418 at several other locations. Road in Village Creek State Park begins to have water across it.
19 Water over Village Creek Road Bridge in Lumberton. Significant backwater flooding of homes and camp sites along the creek in the north side of Lumberton.
18.39 The water will be at the low chord of Highway 418.
17 Water covers low spots on Willard Lake Road and Village Creek Road near Lumberton.
12 The river is at bankfull stage.

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