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Forecasts for the Bogue Chitto River near Bush are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Franklinton Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.36 ft on 03/13/2016
(2) 21.22 ft on 04/08/1983
(3) 19.82 ft on 09/02/2012
(4) 17.50 ft on 03/31/2009
(5) 17.45 ft on 01/27/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.89 ft on 01/27/2024
(2) 11.49 ft on 08/28/2022
(3) 11.90 ft on 03/27/2022
(4) 12.53 ft on 09/17/2021
(5) 14.49 ft on 09/01/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.70 ft on 10/01/1937
(2) 1.00 ft on 10/22/1968
(3) 2.13 ft on 09/01/2011
(4) 2.24 ft on 07/02/2012
(5) 2.30 ft on 10/17/2000
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21.36 Flood of Record occurred on March 13, 2016. There will be major flooding along Louisiana Highway 21 near the river. Highway 21 bridge will be closed because of high water and parts of LA Highway 41 east of Bush will be inaccessible.
15 Homes near the river along Louisiana Highway 21 will be moderately flooded. The access road upstream of the bridge will remain inundated.
13 Homes in low-lying areas on the downstream side of Louisiana Highway 21 near the bridge will flood. The access road upstream of the bridge will remain inundated.
11 The access road upstream of the bridge will flood. The river will leave the main channel on the left bank below the bridge flooding woodlands on either side of Louisiana Highway 21.
10 Gravel pits upstream of Louisiana Highway 21 will begin to overflow threatening property at lower elevations on either side of Highway 21 in the vicinity of the bridge.

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