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Ouachita River at Monroe Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 23.55 ft at 11:00PM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 23.54 ft at 11:30PM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 23.54 ft at 12:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.53 ft at 12:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.52 ft at 1:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.51 ft at 1:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.5 ft at 2:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.49 ft at 2:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.49 ft at 3:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.48 ft at 3:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.47 ft at 4:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.46 ft at 4:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.45 ft at 5:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.44 ft at 5:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.43 ft at 6:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.42 ft at 6:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.42 ft at 7:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.41 ft at 7:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.4 ft at 8:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.39 ft at 8:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.38 ft at 9:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.37 ft at 9:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.37 ft at 10:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.36 ft at 10:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.35 ft at 11:00AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.33 ft at 11:30AM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.33 ft at 12:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.32 ft at 12:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.31 ft at 1:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.29 ft at 1:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.27 ft at 2:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.28 ft at 2:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.28 ft at 3:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.26 ft at 3:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.23 ft at 4:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.24 ft at 4:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.23 ft at 5:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 5:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.21 ft at 6:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 6:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 7:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 7:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 8:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 8:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.22 ft at 9:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.21 ft at 9:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.21 ft at 10:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.2 ft at 10:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.2 ft at 11:00PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.2 ft at 11:30PM Jan 14, 2017Observed: 23.19 ft at 12:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.19 ft at 12:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.18 ft at 1:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.18 ft at 1:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.17 ft at 2:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.17 ft at 2:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.17 ft at 3:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.16 ft at 3:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.16 ft at 4:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.15 ft at 4:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.14 ft at 5:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.14 ft at 5:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.13 ft at 6:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.12 ft at 6:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.11 ft at 7:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.11 ft at 7:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.1 ft at 8:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.1 ft at 8:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.09 ft at 9:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.08 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.07 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.07 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.07 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.06 ft at 11:30AM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.05 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.05 ft at 12:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.04 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.03 ft at 1:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.03 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23.01 ft at 2:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 23 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.98 ft at 3:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.97 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.9 ft at 4:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.91 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.97 ft at 5:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.95 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.95 ft at 6:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.95 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 7:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 8:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 9:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.94 ft at 10:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.89 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.9 ft at 11:30PM Jan 15, 2017Observed: 22.89 ft at 12:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.86 ft at 12:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.83 ft at 1:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.84 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.86 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.82 ft at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.84 ft at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.83 ft at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.84 ft at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.85 ft at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.82 ft at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.83 ft at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.81 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.85 ft at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.85 ft at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.82 ft at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.83 ft at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.81 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.8 ft at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.75 ft at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.76 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.75 ft at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.77 ft at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.75 ft at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.74 ft at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.71 ft at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.69 ft at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.67 ft at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.64 ft at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.64 ft at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.67 ft at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.62 ft at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.65 ft at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.66 ft at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.64 ft at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.61 ft at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.58 ft at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.59 ft at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.58 ft at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.59 ft at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.57 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.53 ft at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.52 ft at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.52 ft at 9:30PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 22.5 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2017Highest Forecast: 22.6 ft 12:00AM Jan 17, 2017Highest Forecast: 22.6 ft 6:00AM Jan 17, 2017Forecast: 22.5 ft 12:00PM Jan 17, 2017Forecast: 22.5 ft 6:00PM Jan 17, 2017Forecast: 22.4 ft 12:00AM Jan 18, 2017Forecast: 22.4 ft 6:00AM Jan 18, 2017Forecast: 22.3 ft 12:00PM Jan 18, 2017Forecast: 22.3 ft 6:00PM Jan 18, 2017Forecast: 22.3 ft 12:00AM Jan 19, 2017Forecast: 22.2 ft 6:00AM Jan 19, 2017Forecast: 22.2 ft 12:00PM Jan 19, 2017Forecast: 22.2 ft 6:00PM Jan 19, 2017Forecast: 22.1 ft 12:00AM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 22.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 22.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 22.1 ft 6:00PM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 22 ft 12:00AM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 22 ft 6:00AM Jan 21, 2017MLUL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:49PM Jan 16, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 9:09AM Jan 16)Latest observed value: 22.5 ft at 10:00 PM CST 16-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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) 44.20 ft on 04/14/2016
(2) 45.89 ft on 03/25/2016
(3) 40.06 ft on 04/03/2015
(4) 43.10 ft on 01/10/2010
(5) 47.80 ft on 11/10/2009
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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
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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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