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Forecasts for the Neches River near Town Bluff 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: 82.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 72
Flood Stage: 68
Action Stage: 64
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 86.80 ft on 05/01/1884
(2) 84.98 ft on 05/06/1944
(3) 82.85 ft on 05/21/1953
(4) 82.56 ft on 05/22/1935
(5) 80.70 ft on 08/31/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 67.48 ft on 05/03/2020
(2) 74.80 ft on 01/04/2019
(3) 75.57 ft on 03/30/2018
(4) 80.70 ft on 08/31/2017
(5) 75.65 ft on 06/03/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 48.00 ft on 08/05/1954
(2) 49.38 ft on 05/09/1983
(3) 49.39 ft on 12/19/1987
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86.81 The river is at flood of record. Widespread major to catastrophic flooding will occur.
81.5 Major flooding occurring with water reaching the instrument shelf.
78.7 Moderate flooding will occur with flood waters reaching the floor of the instrument shelter.
73 Flooding expected in the Mont Neches, Barlow Lake and Sheffields Ferry communities. Some homes may become flooded as well, especially in the Barlow Lake community.
70 Flooding can be expected around Barlow Lake and Brushy Lake with some roads being cutoff and some of the lowest properties near the river begin to flood.
65 Areas around Barlow Lake and Brushy Lake begin to flood.
64 Minor flooding will occur.
62 The river is at bankfull stage.

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