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Ouachita River at Felsenthal Lock and Dam Pool (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 79 ft at 6:00AM Mar 29, 2015Highest Observation: 79 ft at 6:00AM Mar 30, 2015Highest Observation: 79 ft at 6:00AM Mar 31, 2015Highest Forecast: 78.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 78.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 78.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 78.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 01, 2015Forecast: 78.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 78.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 78.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 78.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 02, 2015Forecast: 78.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 78 ft 7:00AM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 77.8 ft 1:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 77.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 03, 2015Forecast: 77.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 77.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 77.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 76.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 04, 2015Forecast: 76.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 05, 2015Forecast: 76.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 05, 2015US Army Corps of EngineersFELA4(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (8:03PM Mar 31, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:26AM Mar 31)Latest observed value: 79 ft at 6:00 AM CDT 31-Mar-2015. 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) 73.30 ft on 04/05/2012
(2) 72.30 ft on 05/14/2011
(3) 82.30 ft on 01/05/2010
(4) 85.78 ft on 11/09/2009
(5) 84.30 ft on 05/22/2009
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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.
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
(gauge height = 0)
(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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