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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 Donaldsonville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 36.01 ft on 05/15/1927
(2) 34.75 ft on 05/16/1922
(3) 34.11 ft on 04/29/1945
(4) 33.91 ft on 05/10/1912
(5) 33.30 ft on 05/29/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.07 ft on 03/19/2019
(2) 31.98 ft on 03/19/2018
(3) 29.85 ft on 05/25/2017
(4) 28.02 ft on 03/21/2016
(5) 31.77 ft on 01/17/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.39 ft on 01/12/1918
(2) 0.10 ft on 12/26/1917
(3) 0.10 ft on 12/02/1910
(4) 0.30 ft on 12/31/1903
(5) 0.40 ft on 12/13/1939
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38.2 The net grade protection of the levee will be reached, threatening the city of Donaldsonville and surrounding countryside.
36.01 Record stage for Donaldsonville was set on May 15, 1927.
33 River barge traffic becomes dangerous, particularly when navigating sharp turns on this stretch of the river.
27 Navigation becomes difficult for smaller river craft. Safety precautions for river traffic are urged.

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