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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pine Island Bayou near Sour Lake are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 39.68 ft on 08/30/2017
(2) 37.50 ft on 10/20/1994
(3) 35.70 ft on 09/21/2019
(4) 34.29 ft on 04/22/1979
(5) 33.70 ft on 05/22/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.44 ft on 11/09/2020
(2) 35.70 ft on 09/21/2019
(3) 26.04 ft on 02/15/2018
(4) 39.68 ft on 08/30/2017
(5) 30.84 ft on 06/06/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 11.20 ft on 10/28/1982
(2) 11.30 ft on 09/20/1984
(3) 11.45 ft on 11/13/1988
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38.5 Water reaches the instrument shelf.
37.49 The river is at its flood of record reached on October 20th 1994. Widespread major flooding occurs. Numerous homes in Bevil Oaks have 3 to 4 feet of water in them.
35.5 Water reaches the gage shelter floor.
34 Water reaches homes along Old Sour Lake Road near the river.
32 Major lowland flooding occurs. Several homes on Riverbend Drive in Bevil Oaks have water in them. Water reaches floor of bridge along Old Sour Lake Road.
31 Homes in the Bevil oaks and Pinewood areas begin to flood.
30.5 Riverbend Drive in Bevil Oaks is impassable.
29 Moderate lowland flooding will occur. Water covers roads in Bevil Oaks.
25 Water inundates roads in lowland areas near the river. Low spots on Old Sour Lake Road are under water.
22 River is at bankfull stage.

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