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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 Oakdale are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.62 ft on 05/19/1953
(2) 26.36 ft on 05/02/1953
(3) 26.00 ft on 06/30/1989
(4) 24.70 ft on 03/13/2016
(5) 24.53 ft on 02/13/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.31 ft on 04/28/2021
(2) 19.00 ft on 10/11/2020
(3) 21.80 ft on 09/02/2017
(4) 24.10 ft on 04/05/2017
(5) 19.50 ft on 08/16/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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29 Catastrophic flooding with upper level of sewage plant beginning to flood.
27.65 River is at its flood of record. Flood waters reach the top of the rail on the railroad bridge. Considerable residential flooding will occur.
27 Major flooding occurs with the river at the floor of the railroad bridge.
25.7 Flood waters reach the underclearance of the railroad bridge.
24 Approximately 60 homes are flooded.
22 Approximately 50 homes are flooded.
21 Lowland areas near lower level of sewage plant and approximately 30 homes begin to flood.
19 Low secondary roads near the river begin to flood. Several houses in close proximity to the river are subject to flooding.
17 Minor lowland flooding, mainly forested areas along the river will occur. Park and picnic ground off of Highway 10 begins to flood.

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