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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Arkadelphia are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Camden
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.30 ft on 03/30/1945
(2) 30.08 ft on 05/14/1968
(3) 29.20 ft on 05/21/1927
(4) 28.97 ft on 02/19/1938
(5) 28.87 ft on 04/17/1939
(6) 28.30 ft on 05/15/1923
(7) 28.15 ft on 01/27/1949
(8) 28.02 ft on 01/31/1969
(9) 27.90 ft on 05/12/1920
(10) 27.65 ft on 05/03/1958
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.54 ft on 05/04/2017
(2) 22.22 ft on 05/01/2017
(3) 22.47 ft on 12/29/2015
(4) 22.47 ft on 12/29/2015
(5) 17.49 ft on 05/30/2015
(6) 17.80 ft on 05/20/2015
(7) 22.53 ft on 05/12/2015
(8) 19.55 ft on 03/14/2015
(9) 21.02 ft on 11/22/2011
(10) 19.94 ft on 04/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.30 ft on 08/31/1985
(2) 2.80 ft on 09/02/1952
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28.5 Evacuations may be needed. Widespread flooding in Clark County. Numerous county roads flooded. State Highway 7 flooded east of Arkadelphia. Long detours around flooded areas. Ouachita River crested just over 28 feet in January 1969 and over 30 feet in May 1968.
27 Flooding in druid hills and portions of Southern and Southeastern Arkadelphia. Airport possibly closed by high water. State Highway 7 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass flooded. Numerous Clark County roads flooded.
25 Arkadelphia Airport may be closed. Flooding in portions of Arkadelphia. State Highway 7 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass flooded. Clark County roads 9, 17, 19, 21, 28, 138, and 304 flooded. Long detours around flooded areas.
24 Flooding near Hemphill Road and Maddox Branch. Fringe of airport begins to flood. Roads impacted by high water include, Clark County roads 9, 17, 19, 21, 28, 138, and 304 and State Highways 7 and 51.
22 Roads are flooding, including, Nix's Ferry, Clark County roads 9 and 28, and State Highway 7 and 51 east of Arkadelphia.
21 State Highway 7 and 51 east of Arkadelphia flooded. Railroad underpass closed.
19 State Highway 7 and 51 railroad underpass flooded. Fields and timber along the river flooded.
17 Farmland along the river begins to flood. Water over State Highway 7 and 51 at railroad underpass.
Photos
(1) Hwy 7 Bridge over Ouachita River at Arkadelphia
(2) Ouachita River looking downstream from bridge
(3) Ouachita River looking upstream from bridge

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