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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sabine River below Longview 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: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 40.00 ft on 05/02/1966
(2) 37.06 ft on 01/03/2016
(3) 36.70 ft on 05/12/1990
(4) 36.00 ft on 05/25/1989
(5) 35.80 ft on 12/17/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.26 ft on 05/26/2021
(2) 35.39 ft on 05/15/2019
(3) 32.97 ft on 03/07/2018
(4) 33.35 ft on 05/07/2016
(5) 34.72 ft on 03/16/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.60 ft on 08/31/1984
(2) 2.80 ft on 07/02/1984
(3) 2.90 ft on 07/22/1978
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41 Extreme flooding will continue for several more days with numerous roadways closed including interstate 20. Several tens of thousands of acres of land will be flooded. All preparations for record flooding should be rushed to completion. Expect flooding comparable to the great Sabine River flood of April of 1945.
35 Expect severe flooding of several thousand acres of river bottom along with petroleum equipment, secondary roadways, and several structures. Preparations should be completed for a major flooding event.
31 Flooding of river bottoms and lowlands will slowly decrease during the next several days.
28 Lowland flooding will continue for several days. Oil field operations will be curtailed and timber resources will suffer severe flooding. Fisherman should use caution as currents are swift.
25 Expect minor lowland flooding with boat ramps flooded.

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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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