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Ouachita River at Camden Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 10.29 ft at 6:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.26 ft at 7:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.22 ft at 8:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.19 ft at 9:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.14 ft at 10:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.09 ft at 11:00AM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.04 ft at 12:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.99 ft at 1:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.93 ft at 2:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.83 ft at 3:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.85 ft at 4:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.83 ft at 5:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.82 ft at 6:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.84 ft at 7:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.9 ft at 9:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 9.96 ft at 10:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10 ft at 11:00PM Aug 16, 2014Observed: 10.05 ft at 12:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.09 ft at 1:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.11 ft at 2:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.14 ft at 3:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.16 ft at 4:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.16 ft at 5:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.15 ft at 6:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.12 ft at 7:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.09 ft at 8:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 10.04 ft at 9:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.99 ft at 10:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.93 ft at 11:00AM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.86 ft at 12:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.8 ft at 1:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.75 ft at 2:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.68 ft at 3:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.65 ft at 4:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.63 ft at 5:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.63 ft at 6:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.64 ft at 7:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.66 ft at 8:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.72 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.77 ft at 10:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.84 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2014Observed: 9.92 ft at 12:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 9.99 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.05 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.11 ft at 3:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.15 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.19 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.27 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.39 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.53 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.58 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.57 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.55 ft at 11:00AM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.54 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.54 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.53 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.51 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.51 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.5 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.51 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.54 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.59 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.65 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.7 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2014Observed: 10.76 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.82 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.87 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.91 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.95 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.97 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.98 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 10.98 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.01 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.02 ft at 12:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.05 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.07 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.1 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.14 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.2 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.29 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.51 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.64 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.8 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 11.94 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2014Observed: 12.11 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 12.28 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 12.43 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2014Observed: 12.58 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2014Highest Observation: 12.73 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 11.6 ft 7:00AM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 11.6 ft 1:00PM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 11.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 20, 2014Forecast: 11.9 ft 1:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 12.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 12.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 12.4 ft 7:00PM Aug 21, 2014Forecast: 12.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 7:00AM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 13.4 ft 1:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 13.6 ft 7:00PM Aug 22, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 1:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 14.2 ft 7:00AM Aug 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 14.2 ft 1:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 7:00PM Aug 23, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 1:00AM Aug 24, 2014Forecast: 14 ft 7:00AM Aug 24, 2014CAMA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:35AM Aug 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:09AM Aug 19)Latest observed value: 12.73 ft at 4:00 AM CDT 20-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 26 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Camden are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:40
Moderate Flood Stage:36
Flood Stage:26
Action Stage:25.5

Historical Crests
(1) 46.00 ft on 05/12/1882
(2) 44.82 ft on 04/03/1945
(3) 43.87 ft on 05/05/1958
(4) 43.08 ft on 05/17/1968
(5) 42.50 ft on 12/29/1987
(6) 41.16 ft on 12/28/2009
(7) 39.59 ft on 06/12/1974
(8) 39.40 ft on 03/12/1990
(9) 39.15 ft on 02/03/1969
(10) 39.12 ft on 05/10/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 08/16/1924
(2) 2.68 ft on 08/28/1969
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46 FLOOD OF RECORD...HIGH WATER MARKS FROM FLOOD OF MAY 1882 WERE APPROXIMATELY AT A STAGE OF 46 FEET.
45 VERY SERIOUS FLOODING AT THIS LEVEL...MANY STRUCTURES AND ROADS FLOODING. A CREST OF 44.8 FEET OCCURRED AT CAMDEN IN APRIL 1945.
42.5 RESIDENTIAL FLOODING IS OCCURRING IN PORTIONS OF OUACHITA AND CALHOUN COUNTIES...WITH NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES. THIS STAGE OCCURRED IN DECEMBER 1987...THE HIGHEST STAGE SINCE COMPLETION OF THE FLOOD CONTROL RESERVOIRS.
40 MAJOR FLOODING BEGINS AT THIS LEVEL. WIDESPREAD RESIDENTIAL FLOODING IS POSSIBLE IN THE CAMDEN VICINITY AND DOWNSTREAM. MUCH OF THE LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER IN OUACHITA AND CALHOUN COUNTIES WILL BE FLOODED. ACCESS TO MANY HOMES WILL BE BY BOAT.
38 MANY HOMES ALONG THE RIVER AND OXBOW LAKES ARE ACCESSABLE BY BOAT ONLY. PORTIONS OF HARMONY GROVE AND THE LAKESIDE COMMUNITY ARE FLOODING.
36 MODERATE FLOODING BEGINS AT THIS LEVEL. ACCESS ROADS TO COMMERCIAL...INDUSTRIAL...AND RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT ARE FLOODING. ACCESS TO LOCATIONS ALONG THE RIVER DOWNSTREAM OF CAMDEN...BY BOAT ONLY.
34 OVERBANK FLOODING CLOSES MANY ROADS. HARMONY GROVE COMMUNITY HAS FLOOD PROBLEMS AT THIS STAGE. MANY LOW LYING ROADS ARE FLOODING WITH ACCESS TO SOME RESIDENTIAL AREAS BY BOAT ONLY.
30 STATE HIGHWAY 7 NORTH OF CAMDEN FLOODS...WITH DETOURS NEARBY. PORTIONS OF SANDY BEACH PARK WILL FLOOD. SOME COUNTY ROADS NORTH AND EAST OF CAMDEN BEGIN TO FLOOD.
28 SANDY BEACH PARK AND PORTIONS OF THE RIVERWALK AREA OFF OF WASHINGTON STREET ARE INUNDATED.
26 LOW LYING PASTURES AND TIMBER LAND ALONG THE RIVER BEGINS TO FLOOD. SANDY BEACH PARK AT CAMDEN STARTS TO FLOOD.
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Latitude: 33.596944° N, Longitude: 92.818056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 71.69 ft 97.69 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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