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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 at Orange are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6
Moderate Flood Stage: 5
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 9.86 ft on 09/13/2008
(2) 7.83 ft on 09/03/2017 (P)
(3) 7.62 ft on 03/17/2016 (P)
(4) 6.27 ft on 04/25/1913
(5) 5.92 ft on 07/08/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.37 ft on 09/23/2020 (P)
(2) 7.83 ft on 09/03/2017 (P)
(3) 7.62 ft on 03/17/2016 (P)
(4) 9.86 ft on 09/13/2008
(5) 3.69 ft on 03/12/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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9.86 Water levels are near those reached with the storm surge from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Widespread catastrophic flooding occurs across much of Orange.
6 Major flooding can be expected. Numerous roads and homes in Orange are subject to flooding. Backwater flooding along Adams Bayou can be expected. Water begins to approach the travel lanes on I-10.
5 Moderate flooding can be expected along the river with some roads in Orange likely flooded. Back water flooding can also be expected along Adams Bayou in Orange.
4 Flooding of mainly secondary roads near the river can be expected. Steward Road may become impassable near the weigh station in Louisiana. The Louisiana weigh station is flooded. Water surrounds the Louisiana and Texas welcome centers.
3.5 Minor flooding of low lying areas near the river can be expected.

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