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Illinois River near Watts Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.04 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Observation: 3.04 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 6:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 8:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00AM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 2:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 4:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 6:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 8:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00PM Apr 21, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 2:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 6:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:00AM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 4:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 10:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:00PM Apr 22, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 2:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 4:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:00AM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 3:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 6:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 11:00PM Apr 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 12:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:00AM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 2:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 8:00PM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 28, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 29, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 29, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWTTO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:19PM Apr 24, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:36AM Apr 24)Latest observed value: 2.84 ft at 8:00 PM CDT 24-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Tahlequah
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:17
Flood Stage:13
Action Stage:13

Historical Crests
(1) 28.60 ft on 04/26/2011
(2) 25.96 ft on 07/25/1960
(3) 25.19 ft on 05/24/2011
(4) 25.08 ft on 05/03/1990
(5) 24.73 ft on 03/19/2008
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29 disastrous flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Many permanent campgrounds and cabins are overtopped, particularly in the Fidlers Bend area. River Valley Raceway is inundated by several feet, with water approaching the roof of the permanent building. This exceeds the flood of record of 28.6 feet that occurred April 26, 2011. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
27 disastrous flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Many permanent campgrounds and cabins are overtopped, particularly in the Fidlers Bend area. River Valley Raceway is inundated by several feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 very severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Severe flooding of the River Valley Raceway, including the permanent building, occurs. Many cabins in the Fidlers Bend area are severely flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 very severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. The permanent building at River Valley Raceway is flooded to a depth of a couple of feet. Numerous cabins in the Fidlers Bend area are flooded to a depth of several feet. This is a very dangerous and life threatening situation.
21 severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Water will reach the base of the building at River Valley Raceway. Farmlands and permanent camgrounds are inundated. Numerous cabins in the Fidlers Bend area are flooded.
19 moderate flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Farmlands and permanent campgrounds are affected. Several cabins in the Fidlers Bend area may be flooded.
17 moderate flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Farmlands and permanent campgrounds are affected. A few cabins in the Fidlers Bend area may have minor flooding.
15 minor flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Permanent campgrounds are affected. Extreme turbulence makes the river unsafe for floating.
13 minor flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Chewey Bridge. Extreme turbulence makes the river unsafe for floating.
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Latitude: 36.130000° N, Longitude: 94.571944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 29 893.77 ft 906.77 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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