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Arkansas River at Lamar Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 6.31 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 7:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.25 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.22 ft at 8:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.18 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.15 ft at 8:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.11 ft at 9:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.1 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.07 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.05 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.04 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6.03 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 6 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 5.98 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 5.97 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 5.94 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.92 ft at 12:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.89 ft at 1:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 1:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.88 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.84 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.82 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.81 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.72 ft at 11:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.68 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.65 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.64 ft at 12:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.63 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.61 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.59 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.55 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.56 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.54 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.53 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.52 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.49 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.46 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.45 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.5 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.47 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.43 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.42 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.41 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.39 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.35 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.33 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.3 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.27 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.26 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.26 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.25 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.25 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.25 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.24 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.24 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.23 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.21 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.21 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.21 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.21 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.21 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.2 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.19 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.19 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.18 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.19 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.18 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.18 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.18 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.17 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.17 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.13 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLMAC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:18PM Oct 19, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.06 ft at 6:00 PM MDT 19-Oct-2017. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Lamar are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 13.06 ft on 05/27/1996
(2) 12.79 ft on 08/12/1997
(3) 12.47 ft on 07/31/1998
(4) 11.41 ft on 07/30/2015 (P)
(5) 11.11 ft on 06/07/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.41 ft on 07/30/2015 (P)
(2) 11.01 ft on 07/27/2009
(3) 9.29 ft on 08/29/2002
(4) 10.63 ft on 06/08/2001
(5) 11.11 ft on 06/07/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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25 Major flooding occurs in Lamar. Multiple homes and businesses are impacted. Water reaches the base of the Highway 287 Bridge.
19 Flood waters inundate the industrial park on the north side of Lamar. Multiple businesses are impacted. Flood waters threaten The Days Inn, The Cow Palace, Ranchers Supply Company and Opals Pub. Gravel and paving operations and North Gateway Park near the Highway 287 Bridge are inundated.
18 Flood waters threaten the All Rite Paving and Redi Mix operation on the northwest side of the Highway 287 Bridge
17 Flood waters reach the parking areas near the Ace Tire operation on the northeast side of the Highway 287 Bridge
15 Major agricultural flooding occurs. Lowlands are completely inundated. Waters begin to threaten North Gateway Park southeast of the Highway 50 bridge.
13 Moderate lowland agricultural flooding occurs near Lamar
11 Minor lowland agricultural flooding occurs near Lamar
10 The river is bankfull. Minor overbank flow into lowlands along the river occurs near Lamar. Water flows into low lying meadows near County Road 13
9 Minor overbank flow into low spots along the river occurs near Lamar
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(1) Looking Upstream - River Stage 4.57 Feet
(2) Looking Downstream - River Stage 4.57 Feet
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Latitude: 38.105833° N, Longitude: 102.618056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 3597.39 ft 3608.39 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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