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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Calcasieu River near Oberlin are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - near Oakdale Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Kinder
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 26.53 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 24.70 ft on 07/02/1989
(3) 24.33 ft on 12/30/1982
(4) 23.07 ft on 02/14/1966
(5) 22.88 ft on 03/14/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.88 ft on 10/11/2020
(2) 14.77 ft on 04/06/2020
(3) 18.90 ft on 01/07/2019
(4) 20.74 ft on 04/02/2018
(5) 22.16 ft on 04/06/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.13 ft on 09/10/2009
(2) 1.17 ft on 11/03/2000
(3) 1.20 ft on 10/25/1988
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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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32 Water is at top of elevated mobile home along the river.
26.5 The river is at its flood of record. Widespread major to catastrophic flooding will occur.
26.4 FEMA flood insurance maps indicate that at 26.4 feet, if you are located in the 1% (100 year) 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.
26 Flooding begins to impact Highway 26 east of the bridge. Several homes near the river are subject to flooding.
19 Major flooding will occur. Secondary roads and homes near the river will be affected. Reeds Bridge Road begins to flood upstream of oberlin.
15 Moderate flooding will occur with several access roads to the river flooded.
13 Minor lowland flooding near the river will occur.
12 Water begins to overflow the banks on both sides of the river.

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