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Arkansas River at Dardanelle Stage (ft)Observed: 11.25 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 11.07 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 11.06 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 11.04 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 10.93 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2024Observed: 10.93 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 11.05 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.91 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.84 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.83 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.85 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.83 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.66 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2024Observed: 11.05 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2024Highest Observation: 12.46 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 11.08 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.18 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 9.94 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 9.72 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 9.63 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 9.5 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.03 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2024Observed: 10.18 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.45 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.4 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.61 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.92 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.94 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.92 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.92 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.93 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.92 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.96 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.93 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.93 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.89 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2024Observed: 10.87 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.83 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.82 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.8 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.81 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.76 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.77 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.73 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 12.27 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.91 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.16 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.05 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.02 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.95 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 10.95 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.47 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.87 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 11.93 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 12.01 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 12.1 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 12.16 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2024Observed: 12.25 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 12.18 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.97 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.88 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.81 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.79 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.75 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.91 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.66 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.65 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.53 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.51 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.47 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.38 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2024Observed: 11.35 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 11.1 ft 7:00PM May 23, 2024Forecast: 11 ft 1:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 11.1 ft 7:00AM May 24, 2024Forecast: 11.6 ft 1:00PM May 24, 2024Forecast: 12 ft 7:00PM May 24, 2024Highest Forecast: 12.2 ft 1:00AM May 25, 2024Forecast: 12.1 ft 7:00AM May 25, 2024Forecast: 11.8 ft 1:00PM May 25, 2024Forecast: 11.6 ft 7:00PM May 25, 2024Forecast: 11.4 ft 1:00AM May 26, 2024Forecast: 11.1 ft 7:00AM May 26, 2024Forecast: 10.5 ft 1:00PM May 26, 2024Forecast: 9.8 ft 7:00PM May 26, 2024Forecast: 9.4 ft 1:00AM May 27, 2024Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2024Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2024Forecast: 9 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2024Forecast: 8.9 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2024Forecast: 8.8 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2024Relevant - Ready - Responsive - ReliableDARA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:26PM May 23, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 8:45AM May 23)Latest observed value: 11.35 ft at 4:00 PM CDT 23-May-2024. Flood Stage is 32 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Dardanelle are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 36
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 32
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 45.91 ft on 05/30/2019 (P)
(2) 44.10 ft on 05/25/1943
(3) 43.40 ft on 05/30/1957
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 45.91 ft on 05/30/2019 (P)
(2) 40.83 ft on 12/29/2015
(3) 37.73 ft on 05/28/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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44 Serious flooding expected, overtopping of Dardanelle Drainage District Levee possible. Flood of record prior to completion of the flood control reservoirs and the navigation system was 44.1 feet in May 1943.
41 Major flooding expected, levee patrolling begins. December 2015 flood crested at 40.8 feet. May 1990 flood crested at 41.6 feet. Several highways and numerous county roads flooded.
36 Moderate flood conditions expected with numerous roads and highways affected, backwater up Petit Jean River floods State Highway 154. Carden Bottoms and Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge flooded.
35 State Highway 155 in Yell County and County Roads inside the levee flooded. About 5000 acres of farmland flooded.
34 Approximately 2000 acres of farmland flooded. Galla Creek Wildlife Management area partially flooded and State Highway 105 along the river may be affected.
32 Minor flooding, commercial and industrial areas along the river in Dardanelle and Russellville may be affected. Lower lying agricultural land within the levee starts to flood.
(1) Arkansas River at Dardanelle (September 2019)
(2) Dardanelle Lock and Dam (September 2019)
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Latitude: 35.226111° N, Longitude: 93.149444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 32 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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(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 29 257.90 ft 289.90 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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