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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Neches River near Alto are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.20 ft on 05/01/1884
(2) 26.82 ft on 04/04/1945
(3) 24.46 ft on 05/07/1944
(4) 24.20 ft on 05/01/1935
(5) 23.44 ft on 04/30/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.30 ft on 06/01/2021
(2) 18.33 ft on 04/24/2020
(3) 18.44 ft on 02/24/2020
(4) 22.03 ft on 05/20/2019
(5) 19.13 ft on 01/05/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Severe flooding of several barns, farm buildings and recreational areas will continue for the next several days. In addition, state highway 21 will be closed by high water.
21 Fishing cabins near the river face flooding.
20 Lowland flooding of the heavily wooded floodplain will continue for the next several days. As the river falls slowly, flooding will gradually decrease.
19 Preparations should be completed for a moderate flood. Barns and farm buildings near the river will be threatened by high water. In addition, ranchers should have completed moving cattle and equipment to higher ground.
18 Expect moderate to severe flooding of the heavily wooded floodplain. Boat ramps and picnic areas will be completely inundated.
16 Boat ramps and picnic areas near the river will begin to flood. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment near the river to higher ground.

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During periods of possible very heavy rainfall, river forecasts may take into account precipitation amounts expected 30, 36, or even 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
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