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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts are not available for the Bayou Dorcheat at Dixie Inn. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Upstream Gauge - near Springhill Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Lake Bistineau
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.95 ft on 03/12/2016
(2) 25.12 ft on 04/08/1997
(3) 24.90 ft on 05/01/1958
(4) 24.05 ft on 11/02/2009
(5) 23.49 ft on 04/16/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.30 ft on 03/04/2021
(2) 20.43 ft on 04/11/2019
(3) 15.45 ft on 04/01/2018
(4) 20.69 ft on 03/01/2018
(5) 16.87 ft on 05/07/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -15.00 ft on 09/01/1956
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24 Major flooding of several hundred acres of land. Preparations should be completed for near record flooding. The Bayou Inn in Dixie Inn will face flooding problems also. In addition, the old highway 80 bridge will be inundated as well. Some homes downstream from Dixie Inn and upstream from Lake Bistineau also face flooding. Homeowners in low areas prone to high water on Bayou Dorcheat should rush preparations to completion for flooding.
20 Expect moderate to severe flooding of bayou bottoms. The boat ramp park at Dixie Inn is completely flooded at this point.
19 Lowland flooding will continue for several more days. The bayou will continue to slowly fall and flood problems will decrease and end.
14 Expect minor lowland flooding with the boat ramp suffering overflow.

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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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