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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tangipahoa River at Osyka are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Kentwood
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.66 ft on 04/28/1997
(2) 17.96 ft on 08/30/2012
(3) 17.81 ft on 09/27/2002
(4) 17.70 ft on 03/11/2016
(5) 16.93 ft on 08/31/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.93 ft on 08/31/2021
(2) 15.36 ft on 04/10/2021
(3) 15.17 ft on 03/26/2021
(4) 15.78 ft on 02/12/2021
(5) 15.04 ft on 02/07/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 7.27 ft on 05/31/2000
(2) 7.40 ft on 10/31/2000
(3) 7.45 ft on 11/17/2001
(4) 7.70 ft on 11/09/1998
(5) 7.70 ft on 10/20/2015
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25 Highway 584 will become impassable on the east bridge approach. There will be damage to Highway 584. Any vehicles attempting to cross the river using the roadway under a high velocity current will be endangered. Pastures and woodlands along with some crop land near the river will remain inundated.
24 Highway 584 will be open for traffic at the bridge. Standing water will remain in some low places so caution is advised in travelling on Highway 584.
21 High water will threaten the roadway approach to Highway 584 bridge. Pastures and woodlands along with some crop land near the river will be inundated.
18.66 Flood of Record occurred on April 28, 1997.
15 Pastures and woodlands along with some crop land near the river will be inundated.

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