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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Lake Fork Creek near Quitman 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.85 ft on 03/30/1945
(2) 25.90 ft on 06/07/1943
(3) 25.90 ft on 07/01/1895
(4) 25.10 ft on 12/10/1971
(5) 24.38 ft on 04/28/1958
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.02 ft on 05/09/2019
(2) 18.92 ft on 02/23/2018
(3) 16.84 ft on 08/15/2017
(4) 17.12 ft on 06/03/2016
(5) 20.17 ft on 04/30/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.86 ft on 09/01/1956
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22 Numerous barns as well as farm buildings will be threatened with serious flooding. All cattle and equipment should be evacuated well away from the creek. Preparations should be rushed to completion for severe flooding. The creek will remain above flood stage for several days as necessary releases to lower high water levels at lake fork continue.
20 Lowland flooding will continue to slowly decrease as reservoir releases from lake fork dam will continue to slowly decrease.
19 Preparations should be rushed to completion for major flooding problems. Some barns in the floodplain will be facing flooding.
16 Expect minor lowland flooding problems. Ranchers that may have cattle and equipment in the creek bottoms should move them to higher ground.

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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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