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Illinois River (AR OK) near Watts Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 3.11 ft at 7:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 10:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 11:00AM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 1:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 2:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 3:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 5:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 7:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 8:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 9:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.08 ft at 10:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:00PM Nov 30, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 12:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:00AM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 12:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 1:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 2:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 3:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 6:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 11:00AM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:00PM Dec 03, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.07 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:00AM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 3:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.03 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:00AM Dec 05, 2016Highest Forecast: 3 ft 12:00PM Dec 05, 2016Highest Forecast: 3 ft 6:00PM Dec 05, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 06, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 07, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 08, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 08, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 08, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 08, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 09, 2016Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 09, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWTTO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:21AM Dec 5, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 7:15AM Dec 4)Latest observed value: 3.04 ft at 5:00 AM CST 5-Dec-2016. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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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 Illinois River (AR OK) near Watts are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 28.64 ft on 12/28/2015 (P)
(2) 28.60 ft on 04/26/2011
(3) 25.96 ft on 07/25/1960
(4) 25.19 ft on 05/24/2011
(5) 25.08 ft on 05/03/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 28.64 ft on 12/28/2015 (P)
(2) 13.23 ft on 11/28/2015
(3) 13.48 ft on 07/10/2015
(4) 12.98 ft on 07/10/2015
(5) 13.04 ft on 07/08/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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29 disastrous flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. Many permanent campgrounds and cabins are overtopped, particularly in the Fidler's Bend area. River Valley Raceway is inundated by several feet, with water approaching the roof of the permanent building. This exceeds the floods of record of 28.6 feet that occurred December 28, 2015 and April 26, 2011. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
27 disastrous flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. Many permanent campgrounds and cabins are overtopped, particularly in the Fidler's Bend area. River Valley Raceway is inundated by several feet. This will approach the floods of record of 28.6 feet that occurred December 28, 2015 and April 26, 2011. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 very severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. Severe flooding of the River Valley Raceway, including the permanent building, occurs. Many cabins in the Fidler's Bend area are severely flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 very severe flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. The permanent building at River Valley Raceway is flooded to a depth of a couple of feet. Numerous cabins in the Fidler's 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 Fidler's Bend. Water will reach the base of the building at River Valley Raceway. Farmlands and permanent camgrounds are inundated. Numerous cabins in the Fidler's Bend area are flooded.
19 moderate flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. Farmlands and permanent campgrounds are affected. Several cabins in the Fidler's Bend area may be flooded.
17 moderate flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to Fidler's Bend. Farmlands and permanent campgrounds are affected. A few cabins in the Fidler's Bend area may have minor flooding.
15 minor flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to near Fidler's Bend. Permanent campgrounds are affected. Extreme turbulence makes the river unsafe for floating.
13 minor flooding occurs from the Arkansas border to near Fidler's Bend. 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
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