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White River at Des Arc Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.24 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.29 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.33 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.35 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.36 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.4 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.43 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 8.46 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 8.46 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 8.46 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 8.46 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.45 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.44 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.43 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 8.43 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.43 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.4 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.36 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.35 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.33 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.3 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.23 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.21 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.19 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.17 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.13 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.12 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.09 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.06 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.04 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.99 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.96 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.93 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.9 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.88 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.82 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.79 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.76 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.73 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.67 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.6 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.51 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.47 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.44 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.4 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.37 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.34 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.12 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.06 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.79 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.76 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.72 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.7 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 6.62 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 6.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 5.7 ft 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 5.5 ft 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 5.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 27, 2014DSCA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:35PM Oct 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:15AM Oct 22)Latest observed value: 6.62 ft at 7:00 PM CDT 22-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 24 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:30
Moderate Flood Stage:26
Flood Stage:24
Action Stage:23

Historical Crests
(1) 39.43 ft on 05/07/2011
(2) 37.35 ft on 02/02/1949
(3) 35.60 ft on 04/03/1945
(4) 34.20 ft on 04/28/1973
(5) 33.78 ft on 04/17/2008
(6) 33.74 ft on 03/26/2008
(7) 32.05 ft on 12/10/1982
(8) 31.60 ft on 04/03/1975
(9) 30.34 ft on 02/21/1989
(10) 28.90 ft on 12/28/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.91 ft on 11/08/1987
(2) -0.80 ft on 11/02/2000
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39 SIMILAR CONDITIONS TO RECORD FLOOD EVENT IN MAY 2011 WHEN RIVER CRESTED AT 39.43 FEET. VERY SERIOUS SITUATION WITH NUMEROUS HOMES...ROADS...AND BUISNESSES INUNDATED.
37 EXTENSIVE FLOODING SIMILAR TO CONDITIONS IN FEBRUARY 1949 WHEN THE RIVER ROSE TO 37.45 FEET...WITH NUMEROUS ROADS CLOSED AND HOMES IN AND NEAR DES ARC FLOODED.
33.5 HOMES AND HIGHWAYS AT DES ARC AND NEARBY ARE FLOODED. RIVER CRESTED AT 33.7 FEET IN MARCH AND AGAIN IN APRIL 2008. VERY SERIOUS FLOODING. STATE HIGHWAYS 33...38...AND 11 ALL FLOODED.
32 FLOOD OF DECEMBER 1982 CRESTED AT 32.1 FT. THIRD HIGHEST CREST SINCE UPSTREAM RESERVOIRS COMPLETED. EXTENSIVE FLOODING IN THE RIVER VALLEY WITH NUMEROUS ROADS FLOODED AND SOME STRUCTURES FLOODED NORTH OF DES ARC ALONG HIGHWAY 11 AND NEAR SPRING LAKE. A HIGH MISSISSIPPI RIVER LEVEL CAN RAISE AND PROLONG FLOODING ALONG THE LOWER WHITE RIVER AS FAR UPSTREAM AS DES ARC.
30 NUMEROUS COUNTY ROADS AND BRIDGES INUNDATED. MANY DOLLARS IN DAMAGES IN PRAIRIE COUNTY. EXTENSIVE FARMLAND AND TIMBERLAND FLOODED. BACKWATER FLOODING OF WATTENSAW BAYOU AND BAYOU DES ARC. PATROLLING OF KITTY BARNES LEVEE ON EAST BANK BEGINS.
24 MANY ACRES OF FARMLAND FLOODED WITHIN THE LEVEES. WATER IS BACKING UP BAYOU DES ARC AND CYPRESS BAYOU.
21 MINOR FLOODING OF FARMLANDS WITHIN THE LEVEES.
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(1) State Highway 38 bridge at Des Arc
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Latitude: 34.976667° N, Longitude: 91.492500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 24 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 29 159.87 ft 183.87 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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