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Current River at Van Buren Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.91 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2015Highest Observation: 3.91 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2015Highest Observation: 3.91 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.9 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:01AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:16AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:31AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 5:46AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.89 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.87 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.85 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.84 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.83 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.81 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.77 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:16AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 5:31AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 5:46AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:01AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 9:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:15AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 11:30AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 11:45AM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 12:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 12:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.66 ft at 2:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 2:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 3:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 4:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 5:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 5:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 8:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 10:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:15PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 11:30PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:45PM May 23, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 12:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 12:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 1:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.59 ft at 1:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 1:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 2:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.58 ft at 3:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:16AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:31AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:46AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 6:01AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 7:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 8:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 10:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 10:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:16PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:31PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:46PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:01PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.5 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.55 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.56 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 6:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.63 ft at 7:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.65 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.7 ft at 8:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 10:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:15PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:45PM May 24, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 12:45AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:15AM May 25, 2015Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2015Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2015Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2015Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2015Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2015Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2015Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2015Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 5 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2015Forecast: 4.9 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 4.7 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 4.3 ft 7:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 4.1 ft 1:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 4 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVNBM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:17AM May 25, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:04AM May 24)Latest observed value: 3.74 ft at 1:30 AM CDT 25-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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