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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Red River at Coushatta are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 31
Action Stage: 30.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 39.90 ft on 04/07/1945
(2) 39.20 ft on 06/05/1892
(3) 38.83 ft on 06/11/2015
(4) 38.45 ft on 05/09/1958
(5) 38.10 ft on 02/15/1890
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.50 ft on 03/05/2018
(2) 31.02 ft on 05/11/2016
(3) 33.56 ft on 05/06/2016
(4) 36.87 ft on 03/16/2016
(5) 32.99 ft on 01/04/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.40 ft on 11/15/1992
(2) -0.80 ft on 09/10/1993
(3) 0.90 ft on 10/02/1993
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38 Major and near-record flooding occurs. Several secondary roads flood and must be closed. Louisiana highway 515 closed due to backwater flooding into Loggy Bayou. Additionally, Lake Bistineau will rise above flood pool stage due to backwater. Louisiana Highway 480 will be closed as well. Cattle and equipment should be moved to higher ground well away from levee systems. Expect extensive flooding in and near levee systems.
35 Moderate flooding occurs. Severe backwater flooding occurs from the confluence of the Red River with Loggy Bayou through the lower Flat River and Red Chute Bayou in southern Bossier Parish. Cattle and equipment should be moved to higher ground away from levees.
34 Moderate flooding occurs. Severe backwater flooding occurs from the confluence of the Red River with Loggy Bayou through the lower Flat River and Red Chute Bayou in southern Bossier Parish. Cattle and equipment should be moved to higher ground away from levees.
33 Moderate flooding occurs. Severe backwater flooding occurs from the confluence of the Red River with Loggy Bayou through the lower Flat River and Red Chute Bayou in southern Bossier Parish. Cattle and equipment should be moved to higher ground away from levees.
31 Minor flooding occurs. Minor backwater flooding occurs from the confluence or the Red River with Loggy Bayou as well as up through the lower Flat River and lower Red Chute Bayou in southern Bossier Parish. Livestock and equipment should be moved to higher ground.
29 Some minor backwater flooding occurs, from the confluence of the Red River with Loggy Bayou, to below Lake Bistineau.

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