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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Cypress Creek at Mooringsport (Caddo Lake) are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 178
Moderate Flood Stage: 174.5
Flood Stage: 172
Action Stage: 171.5
Low Stage (in feet): 165

Historic Crests
(1) 182.92 ft on 05/05/1958
(2) 182.31 ft on 04/05/1945
(3) 180.70 ft on 05/03/1966
(4) 179.95 ft on 03/15/2016
(5) 179.22 ft on 05/04/1957
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 173.60 ft on 03/03/2018
(2) 175.90 ft on 04/05/2016
(3) 179.95 ft on 03/15/2016
(4) 173.00 ft on 01/04/2016
(5) 172.00 ft on 05/14/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 166.16 ft on 11/02/1956
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180 Travel to homes in the lake very difficult by only using boat. Near record flooding of the Cypress Village, Caddo Lake State Park, and Uncertain, Texas as well as on the Louisiana side of the lake through Mooringsport. Expect near record backwater flooding of homes up through James Bayou. Major flooding also develops between levee systems below Caddo Lake on Twelve Mile Bayou.
178 Near record flooding of several hundred homes including several stilted homes. Homeowners should be prepared for severe flooding.
175 Homeowners should rush preparations to completion for significant flooding problems. Nearly all homes that are not stilted face flooding. Boats should be moved from boathouses and into open water to prevent them from rising through the boathouse roof. Also expect flooded access roadways in Cypress Village and Caddo Lake State Park. Backwater flooding will increase through James Bayou as well on the north side of the lake.
175 Homeowners should rush preparations to completion for significant flooding problems. Nearly all homes that are not stilted face flooding. Boats should be moved from boathouses and into open water to prevent them from rising through the boathouse roof.
173 Several secondary access roads will become flooded and travel will be difficult especially in and around Uncertain, Texas.
171.5 Expect minor flooding with some secondary access roads to homes suffering flooding especially in and around Uncertain, Texas.

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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. Gage site located at the SWEPCO Lieberman Power Plant.
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