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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Sandy Creek near Big Sandy are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.10 ft on 03/31/1945
(2) 22.37 ft on 12/29/2015
(3) 22.10 ft on 01/27/1938
(4) 21.30 ft on 04/28/1948
(5) 21.00 ft on 01/01/1905
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.86 ft on 05/10/2019
(2) 17.97 ft on 05/02/2016
(3) 20.48 ft on 03/11/2016
(4) 22.37 ft on 12/29/2015
(5) 20.30 ft on 12/15/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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20.5 Severe flooding will affect some local residences and farm buildings. Prepare for a major flood. Also expect flooded secondary roadways.
18 Lowland flooding will ebb. Secondary roadway flooding will end as well.
18 Minor lowland flooding of some low pastures. Move livestock and equipment to higher ground.
17 Lowlands, along with some secondary roadways, will begin to flood. Ranchers should move livestock and equipment 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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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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