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Ouachita River at Monroe Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 34.72 ft at 12:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.7 ft at 12:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.69 ft at 1:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.67 ft at 1:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.65 ft at 2:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.67 ft at 2:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.66 ft at 3:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.65 ft at 3:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.64 ft at 4:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.64 ft at 4:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.64 ft at 5:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.65 ft at 5:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.64 ft at 6:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.63 ft at 6:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.62 ft at 7:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.62 ft at 7:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.61 ft at 8:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.6 ft at 8:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.59 ft at 9:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.59 ft at 9:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.58 ft at 10:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.57 ft at 10:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.57 ft at 11:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.55 ft at 11:30PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 34.55 ft at 12:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.54 ft at 12:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.53 ft at 1:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.52 ft at 1:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.5 ft at 2:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.51 ft at 2:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.5 ft at 3:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.5 ft at 3:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.48 ft at 4:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.47 ft at 4:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.47 ft at 5:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.45 ft at 5:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.46 ft at 6:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.44 ft at 6:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.43 ft at 7:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.42 ft at 7:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.41 ft at 8:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.38 ft at 8:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.38 ft at 9:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.4 ft at 9:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.38 ft at 10:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.38 ft at 10:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.34 ft at 11:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.37 ft at 11:30AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.34 ft at 12:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.34 ft at 12:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.34 ft at 1:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.3 ft at 1:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.3 ft at 2:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.3 ft at 2:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.29 ft at 3:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.28 ft at 3:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.27 ft at 4:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.26 ft at 4:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.24 ft at 5:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.24 ft at 5:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.24 ft at 6:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.23 ft at 6:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.22 ft at 7:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.23 ft at 7:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.2 ft at 8:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.22 ft at 8:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.2 ft at 9:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.2 ft at 9:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.2 ft at 10:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.19 ft at 10:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.19 ft at 11:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.17 ft at 11:30PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 34.16 ft at 12:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.15 ft at 12:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.14 ft at 1:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.12 ft at 1:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.13 ft at 2:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.11 ft at 2:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.11 ft at 3:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.1 ft at 3:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.09 ft at 4:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.09 ft at 4:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.07 ft at 5:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.07 ft at 5:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.06 ft at 6:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.05 ft at 6:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.04 ft at 7:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.03 ft at 7:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.02 ft at 8:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.01 ft at 8:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34.01 ft at 9:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 34 ft at 9:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.98 ft at 10:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.99 ft at 10:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.98 ft at 11:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.96 ft at 11:30AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.96 ft at 12:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.96 ft at 12:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.93 ft at 1:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.94 ft at 1:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.93 ft at 2:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.91 ft at 2:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.89 ft at 3:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.89 ft at 3:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.89 ft at 4:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.88 ft at 4:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.86 ft at 5:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.87 ft at 5:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.85 ft at 6:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.84 ft at 6:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.83 ft at 7:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.81 ft at 7:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.81 ft at 8:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.8 ft at 8:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.8 ft at 9:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.78 ft at 9:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.78 ft at 10:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.76 ft at 10:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.76 ft at 11:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.75 ft at 11:30PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 33.73 ft at 12:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.73 ft at 12:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.72 ft at 1:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.71 ft at 1:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.7 ft at 2:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.7 ft at 2:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.69 ft at 3:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.68 ft at 3:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.65 ft at 4:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.65 ft at 4:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.65 ft at 5:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.63 ft at 5:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.62 ft at 6:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.61 ft at 6:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.61 ft at 7:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.6 ft at 7:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.59 ft at 8:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.58 ft at 8:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.57 ft at 9:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.56 ft at 9:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.56 ft at 10:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.54 ft at 10:30AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 33.53 ft at 11:00AM Feb 07, 2016Highest Forecast: 33.5 ft 12:00PM Feb 07, 2016Forecast: 33.4 ft 6:00PM Feb 07, 2016Forecast: 33.3 ft 12:00AM Feb 08, 2016Forecast: 33.2 ft 6:00AM Feb 08, 2016Forecast: 33.1 ft 12:00PM Feb 08, 2016Forecast: 33 ft 6:00PM Feb 08, 2016Forecast: 32.9 ft 12:00AM Feb 09, 2016Forecast: 32.8 ft 6:00AM Feb 09, 2016Forecast: 32.7 ft 12:00PM Feb 09, 2016Forecast: 32.6 ft 6:00PM Feb 09, 2016Forecast: 32.5 ft 12:00AM Feb 10, 2016Forecast: 32.4 ft 6:00AM Feb 10, 2016Forecast: 32.3 ft 12:00PM Feb 10, 2016Forecast: 32.2 ft 6:00PM Feb 10, 2016Forecast: 32.1 ft 12:00AM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 32 ft 6:00AM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 31.9 ft 12:00PM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 31.8 ft 6:00PM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 31.7 ft 12:00AM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 31.7 ft 6:00AM Feb 12, 2016MLUL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:34AM Feb 7, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 8:59AM Feb 7)Latest observed value: 33.53 ft at 11:00 AM CST 7-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Monroe are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 35.5
Low Stage (in feet): 19

Historic Crests
(1) 50.81 ft on 05/22/1958
(2) 50.78 ft on 04/15/1945
(3) 50.48 ft on 05/04/1991
(4) 50.10 ft on 02/02/1932
(5) 49.20 ft on 05/06/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 40.06 ft on 04/03/2015
(2) 43.10 ft on 01/10/2010
(3) 47.80 ft on 11/10/2009
(4) 43.80 ft on 05/25/2009
(5) 40.90 ft on 01/01/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.44 ft on 09/13/1909
(2) -1.14 ft on 11/01/1908
(3) 12.46 ft on 01/03/1944
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54.4 Catastrophic flooding occurrs with water overtopping numerous levees in the Monroe area. High water laps at the bottom of the U.S. Highway 80 bridge.
49 Major flooding between the levees occurs and the floodwall gap must be closed on the East Monroe side of the river.
47.5 Water floods the underclearance of the Desiard Street bridge. Major lowland flooding occurs between the levee systems.
45 The Prairon Bayou recreational area floods and closes. Lowland flooding becomes extensive at this stage between levees.
43 The Bawconville and Moon Lake recreational areas flood and close.
40 Minor backwater flooding affects small bayous that drain into the Ouachita River along with minor lowland flooding between levee systems.
36 Both the Forsythe and Lazarre recreational areas flood and close with very minor lowland flooding immediately next to the river.
34 The Forsythe Recreational Area closes, otherwise no other flooding occurs in the Monroe area until a stage of 36 feet.
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Latitude: 32.500278° N, Longitude: 92.119722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 40 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 30.800 70.800 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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