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Fourche LaFave River near Houston Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.9 ft at 10:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.9 ft at 11:00AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.9 ft at 11:15AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.91 ft at 11:30AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.9 ft at 11:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.91 ft at 12:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.91 ft at 12:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.92 ft at 12:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.93 ft at 12:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.93 ft at 1:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.93 ft at 1:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.94 ft at 1:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.94 ft at 1:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.94 ft at 2:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 9.94 ft at 2:15PM Aug 04, 2020Highest Observation: 9.95 ft at 2:30PM Aug 04, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHUSA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:25PM Aug 4, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 9.95 ft at 2:30 PM CDT 4-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 25 ft
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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.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Fourche LaFave River near Houston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - near Gravelly Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Nimrod Dam
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 24.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.40 ft on 04/01/1927
(2) 39.26 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(3) 37.55 ft on 12/05/1982
(4) 37.53 ft on 04/03/1945
(5) 37.35 ft on 05/08/1990
(6) 35.82 ft on 01/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.26 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(2) 27.90 ft on 05/04/2019
(3) 31.36 ft on 02/26/2018
(4) 29.83 ft on 05/02/2017
(5) 35.82 ft on 01/01/2016
(6) 33.84 ft on 06/03/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.50 ft on 11/17/1989
(2) 9.13 ft on 07/29/2012

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44.4 This is equal to the stage of record for forecast location which occurred in April 1927, prior to completion of Nimrod Dam.
38 Stage of record for the gage is 37.6 feet experienced in May 1990, December 1982, and April 1945. A crest of 44.4 feet was reported to have occurred in April 1927, prior to the completion of Nimrod Dam in 1942 and establishment of gage records at site.
35 Areas similar to those inundated in January 2016 when the river crested at 35.8 feet.
32 Roads around Harris Brake Lake are flooded. Flooding extends from Arkansas River upstream of Harris Brake.
30 State Highway 216 affected. Extensive acreage near Harris Brake Lake and the Wildlife Management Area are flooded.
25 Agricultural lands along the Arkansas River and up into the Fourche LaFave begin to flood. Equipment and livestock should be moved to higher ground.
(1) Looking Upstream - August 2013
(2) Looking Downstream - August 2013
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Latitude: 35.012222° N, Longitude: 92.723333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 240.26 ft 265.26 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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