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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 near Springhill are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Dixie Inn
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.79 ft on 04/28/1958
(2) 21.97 ft on 04/06/1997
(3) 21.20 ft on 03/11/2016
(4) 20.81 ft on 06/10/1974
(5) 20.81 ft on 05/10/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.48 ft on 03/02/2021
(2) 18.39 ft on 04/09/2019
(3) 15.64 ft on 12/11/2018
(4) 13.98 ft on 04/01/2018
(5) 17.64 ft on 02/25/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.64 ft on 08/09/1960
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21 Expect extensive flooding with some homes downstream to near Shangaloo and Leton, Louisiana to be flooded. Homeowners in flood prone areas along Bayou Dorcheat should rush preparations to completion for a major flood event.
18 Expect extensive lowland flooding of forestry resources.
13 Minor lowland flooding of private boat ramps. Move livestock to higher ground.
11 Expect minor lowland flooding.

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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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