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Ouachita River at Monroe Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 21.56 ft at 7:30PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 8:00PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 8:30PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 9:00PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 9:30PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 10:00PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 10:30PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 11:00PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 11:30PM Dec 14, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 12:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 12:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 1:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 1:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 2:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 2:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 3:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 3:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 4:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 4:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 5:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 5:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 6:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 6:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 7:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 7:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 8:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 8:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 9:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 9:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 10:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 11:00AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.62 ft at 11:30AM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.62 ft at 12:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 1:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 21.65 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 3:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 21.65 ft at 4:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 5:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 6:30PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 21.65 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2014Highest Observation: 21.65 ft at 7:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 9:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.64 ft at 10:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.63 ft at 11:30PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 21.62 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 12:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.61 ft at 1:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 2:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.6 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.59 ft at 3:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.58 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 4:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.57 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.56 ft at 5:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.55 ft at 6:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.52 ft at 7:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 8:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 9:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.53 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.52 ft at 10:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.5 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 12:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.49 ft at 1:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.46 ft at 2:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.47 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.46 ft at 3:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.44 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.44 ft at 4:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.44 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.44 ft at 5:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.42 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.41 ft at 6:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.4 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 7:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 8:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.37 ft at 9:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.39 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 10:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 11:30PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.38 ft at 12:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 1:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 2:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 3:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.36 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 4:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 5:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 6:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.35 ft at 7:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.32 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 10:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.33 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 11:30AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.34 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 12:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 1:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.3 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.28 ft at 2:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.31 ft at 3:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 4:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.27 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.26 ft at 5:30PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 21.29 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 12:00PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 20, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 21, 2014Forecast: 21.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.4 ft 6:00AM Dec 22, 2014MLUL1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:03PM Dec 17, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:38AM Dec 17)Latest observed value: 21.29 ft at 6:00 PM CST 17-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 40 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Monroe are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 43
Flood Stage: 40
Action Stage: 35.5
Low Stage (in feet): 19

Historic Crests
(1) 50.81 ft on 05/22/1958
(2) 50.78 ft on 04/15/1945
(3) 50.48 ft on 05/04/1991
(4) 50.10 ft on 02/02/1932
(5) 49.20 ft on 05/06/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 43.10 ft on 01/10/2010
(2) 47.80 ft on 11/10/2009
(3) 43.80 ft on 05/25/2009
(4) 40.90 ft on 01/01/2002
(5) 45.40 ft on 03/19/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.44 ft on 09/13/1909
(2) -1.14 ft on 11/01/1908
(3) 12.46 ft on 01/03/1944
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54.4 Catastrophic flooding is occurring with water overtopping numerous levees in the monroe area. High water is lapping at the bottom of the us highway 80 bridge.
49 Major flooding between the levees is taking place and the floodwall gap must be closed on the east monroe side of the river.
47.5 Water is flooding the underclearance of the desiard street bridge. Major lowland flooding is taking place between the levee systems.
45 The prairon bayou recreational area is flooded and closed. Lowland flooding will become extensive at this stage.
43 Bayou d'arbonne (rocky branch), bawconville and moon lake recreational areas are flooded and closed.
40 Minor backwater flooding will affect small bayous that drain into the ouachita river along with minor lowland flooding immediately adjacent to the river.
36 Both the forsythe and lazarre recreational areas are flooded and closed with very minor lowland flooding immediately next to the river.
34 The forsythe recreational area is closed, otherwise no other flooding is occurring in the monroe area until a stage of 36 feet is reached.
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Latitude: 32.500278° N, Longitude: 92.119722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 40 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 30.800 70.800 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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