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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bayou Dorcheat at Lake Bistineau 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: 145
Moderate Flood Stage: 144
Flood Stage: 142.5
Action Stage: 142
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 150.16 ft on 03/13/2016
(2) 147.79 ft on 04/18/1991
(3) 147.48 ft on 11/04/2009
(4) 147.10 ft on 03/05/2001
(5) 145.48 ft on 02/01/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 142.61 ft on 04/06/2018
(2) 145.07 ft on 03/03/2018
(3) 150.16 ft on 03/13/2016
(4) 145.28 ft on 06/12/2015
(5) 144.50 ft on 03/19/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 133.37 ft on 11/18/1983
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149 Near record flooding of several thousand acres with numerous unstilted homes flooded.
147 Several unstilted homes face flooding. All lake roads inundated at this point.
145 Preparations for major flooding should be rushed to completion as the lake roads are cut off by high water. A few unstilted cabins may suffer overflow.
144 Most camps across the lake begin to flood. Some homes will also face flooding especially homes that are not stilted. Preparations for flooding should be rushed to completion.
143 Water begins to flow over Louisiana 164.
142.5 Expect some minor flooding of low area camps, however, all access roadways will remain open.

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During periods of possible, potential, very heavy rainfall, river forecasts may take into account precipitation amounts expected 24, 30, 36, or even 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
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