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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tchefuncte River near Folsom are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Covington
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.25 ft on 03/12/2016
(2) 24.28 ft on 08/13/2016
(3) 24.12 ft on 04/06/1983
(4) 22.42 ft on 12/28/2018
(5) 22.26 ft on 05/03/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.09 ft on 05/12/2019
(2) 22.42 ft on 12/28/2018
(3) 16.11 ft on 01/22/2017
(4) 24.28 ft on 08/13/2016
(5) 25.25 ft on 03/12/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.50 ft on 10/31/2000
(2) 4.75 ft on 10/02/1986
(3) 4.77 ft on 09/30/1985
(4) 4.80 ft on 10/05/1970
(5) 4.83 ft on 10/27/1982
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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25.25 Flood of Record occurred on March 12, 2016. Widespread inundation will occur and evacuations will be necessary. Roads will be impassable and the bridge on LA Highway 40 will be threatened.
21.5 Strong river current carrying debris will threaten damage to the bridge structure. There will be water in homes near Savannah Branch. Evacuation will be required near Bennet Bridge Road. There will be water over low-lying stretches of Louisiana Highway 1077 downstream of the Highway 40 bridge. Evacuation of the area around Spring Park and Albert Thompson Roads should be complete.
21 There will be water in homes near Savannah Branch. Evacuation will be required near Bennet Bridge Road. There will be water over low lying stretches of Louisiana Highway 1077 downstream of the Highway 40 bridge. Evacuation of the area around Spring Park and Albert Thompson Roads should be complete.
19 Louisiana Highway 40 will overflow the west bank by the bridge. Evacuation of the area around Spring Park and Albert Thompson roads should be complete.
16 Areas of Spring Park and Albert Thompson Road will be inundated. Homes will flood if the river rises higher. Evacuation of those areas is recommended.

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