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Arkansas River at Little Rock Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.3 ft at 1:00PM Apr 05, 2020Highest Observation: 14.33 ft at 2:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.29 ft at 3:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.29 ft at 4:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.27 ft at 5:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.26 ft at 8:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.23 ft at 9:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.29 ft at 10:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.18 ft at 11:00PM Apr 05, 2020Observed: 14.16 ft at 12:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.19 ft at 1:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.2 ft at 3:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.18 ft at 4:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.15 ft at 5:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.11 ft at 6:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.12 ft at 7:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.13 ft at 8:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.09 ft at 9:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.09 ft at 10:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.08 ft at 11:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.03 ft at 12:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 14.01 ft at 1:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.99 ft at 2:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.97 ft at 3:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.91 ft at 4:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.88 ft at 5:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.91 ft at 6:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.86 ft at 7:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.83 ft at 8:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.54 ft at 9:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.54 ft at 10:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.63 ft at 11:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 13.59 ft at 12:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.59 ft at 1:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.6 ft at 2:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.63 ft at 3:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.59 ft at 4:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.61 ft at 5:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.6 ft at 6:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.62 ft at 7:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.63 ft at 8:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.62 ft at 9:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.64 ft at 10:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.56 ft at 11:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.57 ft at 12:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.55 ft at 1:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 13.54 ft at 2:00PM Apr 07, 2020Highest Forecast: 13.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 13.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 13.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 12.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 12.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 12.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 12.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 12 ft 7:00PM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 11.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 10, 2020Forecast: 11.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 10, 2020Forecast: 11.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 10, 2020Forecast: 11.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 10, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 11.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 12, 2020Relevant - Ready - Responsive - ReliableLITA4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:40PM Apr 7, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 9:00AM Apr 7)Latest observed value: 13.54 ft at 2:00 PM CDT 7-Apr-2020. Flood Stage is 23 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.

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

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

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.60 ft on 06/01/1833
(2) 33.00 ft on 04/20/1927
(3) 32.60 ft on 05/25/1844
(4) 30.50 ft on 06/13/1877
(5) 30.45 ft on 04/21/1945
(6) 30.05 ft on 05/27/1943
(7) 29.71 ft on 06/05/2019 (P)
(8) 29.70 ft on 08/01/1866
(9) 29.60 ft on 03/22/1858
(10) 29.30 ft on 07/07/1876
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.71 ft on 06/05/2019 (P)
(2) 24.93 ft on 01/02/2016
(3) 22.89 ft on 06/03/2015
(4) 20.28 ft on 05/13/2015
(5) 15.13 ft on 06/24/2000
(6) 17.66 ft on 11/26/1996
(7) 20.02 ft on 06/18/1995
(8) 14.84 ft on 11/06/1994
(9) 20.03 ft on 05/14/1993
(10) 18.81 ft on 12/17/1992
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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34.6 Flood of record, June 1833.
29 Baring Cross, Dixie, and Eastgate areas of North Little Rock are affected.
27 Shillcutt Bayou backwater flooding near 37th and 38th Streets west of State Highway 365. The County Farm Road area floods from backwater up the Little Maumelle River, several homes are impacted by access problems. The Arkansas River crested in May 8th 1990 at 27.7 feet.
26 Fourche Dam Pike and the community south of the road begins flooding from backwater up Fourche Creek. Burns Park golf course partially flooded from backwater up Shillcutt Bayou.
25 Areas on the North Little Rock side near White Oak and Shilcutt Bayous may be affected. Lower areas of Burns Park inundated by backwater.
24 Homes on Gribble Street in the Crockett Addition may be affected. Riverfront Park inside the levee flooded. Beck Road, County Farm Road, and Isabell Lane will become inundated.
23 Bankfull stage. Rebsamen Park Golf Course, Murray Park, and Riverfront Park partially flooded. Marine terminal and commercial facilities downstream of the Interstate 30 Bridge are affected.
21 North Little Rock must close sewer system flood gates to prevent backwater flooding up sewers. Water will be encroaching on homes in Two Rivers Park area along the Arkansas River.
18 Farmlands downstream of Little Rock are effected. The Bill Clark Presidential Park Wetlands are inundated. Portions of Burns Park, Cooks Landing, and the Arkansas River Trail on the North Little Rock side are inundated.
(1) Little Rock from the air
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Latitude: 34.749722° N, Longitude: 92.269167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 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 29 223.61 ft 246.61 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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