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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Donaldsonville
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 38
Flood Stage: 35
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.28 ft on 05/15/1927
(2) 45.18 ft on 05/16/1922
(3) 45.18 ft on 04/29/1945
(4) 45.01 ft on 05/18/2011
(5) 44.58 ft on 04/16/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 44.18 ft on 03/18/2019
(2) 38.99 ft on 01/21/2019
(3) 43.78 ft on 03/19/2018
(4) 40.60 ft on 05/30/2017
(5) 40.60 ft on 05/30/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.07 ft on 11/14/1894
(2) 0.28 ft on 11/16/1895
(3) 0.38 ft on 01/09/1877
(4) 0.48 ft on 01/12/1918
(5) 0.58 ft on 11/26/1887
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47.28 This is the flood of record established on May 15, 1927.
43 Shipping and industrial activities are significantly affected. Unprotected low-lying areas will be flooded and agricultural operations will be impacted on the west side of the river. The city of Baton Rouge is protected by levees at this level.
40 The grounds of the older part of Louisiana State University's campus become soggy. This includes the area around the Veterinary Medicine building, the Veterinary Medicine Annex, the stadium and ball fields. The city of Baton Rouge and the main LSU campus are protected by levees at this level.
38 River traffic and industrial activity on the river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
36 River traffic and industrial activity on the river side of the levees will be greatly affected. Navigational safety regulations will be strictly enforced.
35 River islands from Red River Landing downstream to Baton Rouge will be inundated.

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