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Ouachita River at Felsenthal Lock and Dam Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 70.46 ft at 5:11AM Feb 08, 2016Highest Observation: 70.5 ft at 6:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 70 ft at 6:00AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 69.94 ft at 8:56AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 69.9 ft at 9:41AM Feb 09, 2016Observed: 69.5 ft at 6:00AM Feb 10, 2016Highest Forecast: 69.2 ft 6:00AM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 69.1 ft 12:00PM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 69 ft 6:00PM Feb 11, 2016Forecast: 68.9 ft 12:00AM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 68.7 ft 6:00AM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 68.6 ft 12:00PM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 68.5 ft 6:00PM Feb 12, 2016Forecast: 68.5 ft 12:00AM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 68.4 ft 6:00AM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 68.3 ft 12:00PM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 68.2 ft 6:00PM Feb 13, 2016Forecast: 68.1 ft 12:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 68 ft 6:00AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 68 ft 12:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 67.9 ft 6:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 67.8 ft 12:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 67.8 ft 6:00AM Feb 15, 2016US Army Corps of EngineersFELA4(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (4:34AM Feb 11, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 10:34AM Feb 10)Latest observed value: 69.5 ft at 6:00 AM CST 10-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 70.1 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Felsenthal Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 83
Moderate Flood Stage: 81
Flood Stage: 70.1
Action Stage: 70
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 88.30 ft on 04/11/1945
(2) 87.10 ft on 05/14/1958
(3) 86.40 ft on 05/10/1991
(4) 85.78 ft on 11/09/2009
(5) 85.70 ft on 05/05/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 79.00 ft on 03/29/2015
(2) 73.30 ft on 04/05/2012
(3) 72.30 ft on 05/14/2011
(4) 82.30 ft on 01/05/2010
(5) 85.78 ft on 11/09/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/10/1913
(2) 16.00 ft on 01/17/1935
(3) 17.20 ft on 02/15/1970
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81 Moderate flooding of county roadways and bridges will continue for several days. Detours are necessary and travel in and around the area will be difficult.
80.5 Floodwaters will continue to receed from roadways and bridges around the locks. Roadways and detours will begin to slowly open for use during the next three days.
80 Flooding of low lying areas in the Felsenthal Wildlife Refuge will continue for at least another three weeks.
75 Flooding in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge will continue for at least another ten days.
73 Expect minor flooding to continue in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge for at least another week.
70 Minor lowland flooding of the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge will continue for several days. Secondary roadways along the river bottom will be inundated and closed.
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Latitude: 33.076389° N, Longitude: 92.123611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 70.1 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.00 70 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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