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Current River at Van Buren Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:31PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:46PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:01PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:16PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:31PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:46PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 10:01PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 10:16PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:31AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:46AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 6:01AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:16AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 3.99 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.53 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.56 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.59 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.59 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.62 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2015Highest Observation: 4.63 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.62 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.6 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.59 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.59 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.55 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.55 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.53 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.53 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.49 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.44 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.41 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.39 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.41 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.36 ft at 9:31PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 9:46PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:01PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:16PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.31 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.29 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.28 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.24 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.14 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.14 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.11 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:31PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:46PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:01PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:16PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 4:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 4:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 7:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 7:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.01 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.02 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.06 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.07 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.09 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.15 ft at 3:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.16 ft at 3:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.17 ft at 3:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 4:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 4:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.2 ft at 5:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:31AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 5:46AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 6:01AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 6:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 6:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 6:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.21 ft at 7:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 7:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.23 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.22 ft at 8:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.24 ft at 8:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.24 ft at 8:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 9:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.27 ft at 9:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.25 ft at 9:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.29 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.3 ft at 10:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.33 ft at 10:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.34 ft at 10:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:00AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.37 ft at 11:15AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 11:30AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.43 ft at 11:45AM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:00PM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.45 ft at 12:15PM May 30, 2015Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:30PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 4.6 ft 7:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 5.1 ft 1:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 5.8 ft 7:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM May 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.8 ft 7:00PM May 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00AM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 6 ft 1:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 5.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 01, 2015Forecast: 5.3 ft 1:00AM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 5.1 ft 7:00AM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 1:00PM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00PM Jun 02, 2015Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00AM Jun 03, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00AM Jun 03, 2015Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 03, 2015Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00PM Jun 03, 2015Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Jun 04, 2015Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00AM Jun 04, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVNBM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:17PM May 30, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 8:06AM May 30)Latest observed value: 4.48 ft at 12:30 PM CDT 30-May-2015. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.00 ft on 03/26/1904
(2) 27.39 ft on 11/15/1993
(3) 26.53 ft on 11/19/1985
(4) 25.90 ft on 08/21/1915
(5) 25.71 ft on 03/20/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.14 ft on 04/26/2011
(2) 25.71 ft on 03/20/2008
(3) 22.83 ft on 05/09/2002
(4) 27.39 ft on 11/15/1993
(5) 26.53 ft on 11/19/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.32 ft on 09/14/2005
(2) 1.35 ft on 08/06/2005
(3) 1.53 ft on 08/09/1977
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29 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary. The courthouse yard floods.
23 Some flooding in low sections in town begins.
20 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
18 The parking lot floods at WaterCress.
14.5 Water flows over Spring Branch Bridge.
10 The gravel bar at The Landing floods.
9 Water overflows the boat access at Big Springs.
8 Current river closed to canoe traffic.
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(1) Highway 60 Bridge
(2) Gaging Equipment
(3) Current River Upstream
(4) Current River Downstream
(5) Lodge on Downstream Right Bank
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Latitude: 36.991389° N, Longitude: 91.013611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 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 29 442.78 ft 462.78 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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