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Ouachita River at Arkadelphia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.75 ft at 2:00PM Feb 07, 2016Highest Observation: 6.84 ft at 3:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.71 ft at 5:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.59 ft at 6:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 7:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 8:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.27 ft at 9:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.24 ft at 10:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.33 ft at 11:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 6.48 ft at 12:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 2:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.48 ft at 4:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.38 ft at 5:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.29 ft at 6:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.2 ft at 7:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.09 ft at 8:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.03 ft at 9:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 5.99 ft at 10:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.03 ft at 11:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 1:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.58 ft at 2:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.67 ft at 3:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.67 ft at 4:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.58 ft at 5:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.5 ft at 6:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.43 ft at 7:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 11:00PM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 6.46 ft at 12:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 2:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 4:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 5:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.28 ft at 6:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.2 ft at 7:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 9:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6 ft at 10:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.09 ft at 11:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.3 ft at 12:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.47 ft at 1:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.68 ft at 2:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.74 ft at 3:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.72 ft at 4:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.45 ft at 7:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.34 ft at 8:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.21 ft at 10:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.29 ft at 11:00PM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 6.45 ft at 12:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.59 ft at 2:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.45 ft at 4:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.36 ft at 5:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.27 ft at 6:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 9:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.99 ft at 10:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.95 ft at 11:00AM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.92 ft at 2:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.88 ft at 3:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 4:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.9 ft at 6:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 7:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.9 ft at 9:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 5.97 ft at 10:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:00PM Feb 10, 2016Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.39 ft at 1:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.33 ft at 3:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.25 ft at 4:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.19 ft at 5:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.13 ft at 6:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.08 ft at 7:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 8:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.04 ft at 9:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.4 ft at 11:00AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:00PM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 6.3 ft 6:00PM Feb 11, 2016Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 12:00AM Feb 12, 2016Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 6:00AM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 12:00PM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 6:00PM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 12:00AM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 6.3 ft 6:00AM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 6.1 ft 12:00PM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 6.1 ft 6:00PM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 12:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 6.3 ft 6:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 6.1 ft 12:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 6:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 6.3 ft 12:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 6.1 ft 6:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 6.2 ft 12:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 6.4 ft 6:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 6.3 ft 12:00AM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 6.1 ft 6:00AM Feb 16, 2016AKDA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:06PM Feb 11, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 11:14AM Feb 11)Latest observed value: 6.61 ft at 12:00 PM CST 11-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Arkadelphia are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 30.30 ft on 03/30/1945
(2) 30.08 ft on 05/14/1968
(3) 29.20 ft on 05/21/1927
(4) 28.97 ft on 02/19/1938
(5) 28.87 ft on 04/17/1939
(6) 28.30 ft on 05/15/1923
(7) 28.15 ft on 01/27/1949
(8) 28.02 ft on 01/31/1969
(9) 27.90 ft on 05/12/1920
(10) 27.65 ft on 05/03/1958
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.47 ft on 12/29/2015
(2) 22.47 ft on 12/29/2015
(3) 17.49 ft on 05/30/2015
(4) 17.80 ft on 05/20/2015
(5) 22.53 ft on 05/12/2015
(6) 19.55 ft on 03/14/2015
(7) 21.02 ft on 11/22/2011
(8) 19.94 ft on 04/27/2011
(9) 18.83 ft on 09/17/2009
(10) 24.81 ft on 05/07/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.30 ft on 08/31/1985
(2) 2.80 ft on 09/02/1952
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28.5 Evacuations may be needed. Widespread flooding in Clark County. Numerous county roads flooded. State Highway 7 flooded east of Arkadelphia. Long detours around flooded areas. Ouachita River crested just over 28 feet in January 1969 and over 30 feet in May 1968.
27 Flooding in druid hills and portions of Southern and Southeastern Arkadelphia. Airport possibly closed by high water. State Highway 7 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass flooded. Numerous Clark County roads flooded.
25 Arkadelphia Airport may be closed. Flooding in portions of Arkadelphia. State Highway 7 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass flooded. Clark County roads 9, 17, 19, 21, 28, 138, and 304 flooded. Long detours around flooded areas.
24 Flooding near Hemphill Road and Maddox Branch. Fringe of airport begins to flood. Roads impacted by high water include, Clark County roads 9, 17, 19, 21, 28, 138, and 304 and State Highways 7 and 51.
22 Roads are flooding, including, Nix's Ferry, Clark County roads 9 and 28, and State Highway 7 and 51 east of Arkadelphia.
21 State Highway 7 and 51 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass closed.
19 State Highway 7 and 51 railroad underpass flooded. Fields and timber along the river flooded.
17 Farmland along the river begins to flood. Water over State Highway 7 and 51 at railroad underpass.
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(1) Hwy 7 Bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia
(2) Ouachita River looking downstream from bridge
(3) Ouachita River looking upstream from bridge
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Latitude: 34.121111° N, Longitude: 93.046111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 160.238 ft 177.238 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 160.3 ft 177.3 ft 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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