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Cache River at Patterson Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 8.84 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.8 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.79 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.76 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.74 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.71 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.7 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.67 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.65 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.64 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.62 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.6 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.58 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2016Observed: 8.56 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.54 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.52 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.5 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.48 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.46 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.44 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.41 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.39 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.37 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.35 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.13 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.11 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.09 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2016Observed: 8.06 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 8.04 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 8.02 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 8 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.96 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.93 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.91 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.89 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.85 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.82 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.8 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.78 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.75 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.72 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.7 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.66 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.65 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.62 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.59 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.56 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.54 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.51 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2016Observed: 7.48 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.45 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.43 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.4 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.37 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.35 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.32 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.29 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.27 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.25 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.19 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.15 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.14 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.09 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.07 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.04 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.03 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 7.01 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.97 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.98 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.99 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.97 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.95 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2016Observed: 6.93 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.91 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.88 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.86 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.84 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.82 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.8 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.76 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2016Observed: 6.74 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2016Forecast: 6.7 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2016Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2016Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2016Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2016Forecast: 7 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2016Forecast: 7.1 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2016Forecast: 7.4 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2016Forecast: 7.6 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2016Forecast: 8.1 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2016Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2016Forecast: 9 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2016Forecast: 9.3 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2016Forecast: 9.5 ft 1:00PM May 28, 2016Forecast: 9.6 ft 7:00PM May 28, 2016Forecast: 9.8 ft 1:00AM May 29, 2016Forecast: 9.9 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2016Forecast: 9.9 ft 1:00PM May 29, 2016Forecast: 9.9 ft 7:00PM May 29, 2016Highest Forecast: 10 ft 1:00AM May 30, 2016Highest Forecast: 10 ft 7:00AM May 30, 2016PTTA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:52AM May 25, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 9:08AM May 25)Latest observed value: 6.74 ft at 9:00 AM CDT 25-May-2016. Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cache River at Patterson are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.00 ft on 04/19/1927
(2) 13.20 ft on 01/24/1937
(3) 12.87 ft on 05/06/2011
(4) 12.70 ft on 12/19/2001
(5) 12.52 ft on 01/11/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.13 ft on 11/30/2015
(2) 10.62 ft on 05/17/2015
(3) 12.08 ft on 03/14/2015
(4) 10.50 ft on 08/17/2013
(5) 12.34 ft on 12/06/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.60 ft on 08/06/1926
(2) 1.87 ft on 10/24/1956
(3) 1.90 ft on 10/25/1931
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16 Water in locations not imagined all over Craighead, Jackson, and Woodruff counties. Extensive sandbagging and evacuations required. Many state highways and county roads closed. Nearly solid sheet of water from the White River levees across to high ground near U.S. Highway 49. Village Creek, Cache River, Bayou DeView appear as one river. Historic crest of April 1927.
13 Levee protecting many acres of croplands and a few homes may be overtopped near the Remmel Community south of State Highway 14. State Highway 37 near Grubbs overtopped. Homes in Patterson may be flooded. Water may be on State Highways 260 near Grays, State Highway 33 between Gregory and Little Dixie, and State Highway 38 between Dixie and Cotton Plant.
12.5 Major problems in Grubbs, Patterson, Dixie, and Amagon in Jackson and Woodruff counties. Woodruff County Road 775 flooded. State Highways 18, 37, 33, and 38 affected in various locations in Woodruff and Jackson counties. Many homes miles from the main river channel may need to be protected by ring levees.
12 Water near foundations of homes on Pine Street in Patterson. Cabins and camps along State Highway 14, 18, and 33 flooded. State Highway 37 near Grubbs may be partially flooded. Water may be on State Highway 33 between Gregory and Little Dixie. Most unprotected farmlands flooded and some levees overtopped.
11 Water near homes on Pine Street in Patterson. Water deep over Woodruff County Road 775. Water around camps along State Highways 14 and 18 in Jackson County. Many acres of cropland, pastures, and timberland flooded in Craighead, Jackson, and Woodruff counties.
10.5 Water deep over Woodruff County Road 775 north of HWY 260, and intersection of HWY 37 and HWY 18 east of Grubbs. Water is encroaching on yards of homes on Pine Street in Patterson. Many acres of cropland, pastures, and timber flooded in Jackson and Woodruff counties.
10 Pastureland and cropland not protected by levees in Jackson and Woodruff counties affected. Water is deep along the shoulders of State Highway 18 near Grubbs. Water over portions of Woodruff County Road 775 north of State Highway 260.
9 Low swampy timberland along the river begins to flood. Flood gates should be closed and equipment moved out of the low grounds along the river and tributaries.
8 Low swampy timberland along the river begins to flood.
(1) Looking downstream toward Patterson from US Highway 64 bridge
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Latitude: 35.269444° N, Longitude: 91.237500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 182.96 ft 190.96 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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Travel time for crest at the gage on the Highway 91 bridge near Egypt is about 5 days to the gage on the Highway 64 bridge near Patterson and another 5 days to reach the gage on the Daggett bridge near Cotton Plant.
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