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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Natalbany River at Baptist are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.33 ft on 08/13/2016
(2) 20.80 ft on 04/07/1983
(3) 19.76 ft on 03/11/2016
(4) 19.73 ft on 05/03/1953
(5) 18.66 ft on 08/31/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.46 ft on 05/10/2019
(2) 15.08 ft on 12/28/2018
(3) 13.82 ft on 01/23/2017
(4) 24.33 ft on 08/13/2016
(5) 19.76 ft on 03/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 11/02/1963
(2) 3.00 ft on 10/31/2000
(3) 3.00 ft on 08/31/2000
(4) 3.05 ft on 10/14/2006
(5) 3.07 ft on 11/20/2005
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25 There will be moderate overbank flooding adjacent to Interstate 12 between the truck scales and the Holden interchange. Pumpkin Park Campground will be inundated. Highway 190 will be closed between Albany and Baptist as the water level approaches the bridge deck. The parking lot of the truck depot on the right bank near the Highway 190 bridge will begin to flood. Louisiana Highway 1040 will be impassable west of Bankston Road. Bankston Road will be under water.
24 Flood of Record occurred on August 13, 2016.
23 Highway 190 will be closed between Albany and Baptist as the water level approaches the bridge deck. The parking lot of the truck depot on the right bank near the Highway 190 bridge will begin to flood. Louisiana Highway 1040 will be impassable west of Bankston Road. Bankston Road will be under water.
20 Low lying areas between the Natalbany and Little Natalbany Rivers will flood at the 20 foot stage. Recreational camps and a few commercial buildings near the river will flood. At this level, nearly four feet of water will cover low areas near the approach to the Highway 1040 bridge.
18 At 18 feet recreational camps and a few commercial buildings near the river will flood. At this level, nearly four feet of water will cover low areas near the approach to the Highway 1040 bridge.
16 The bridge on Highway 1040 will become impassable with water over the roadway on the west end of the bridge.

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