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Arkansas River at Toad Suck Lock and Dam Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 264.52 ft at 5:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.44 ft at 6:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.4 ft at 7:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.38 ft at 8:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.34 ft at 9:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.31 ft at 10:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.29 ft at 11:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 264.27 ft at 12:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.25 ft at 1:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.21 ft at 2:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.2 ft at 3:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.2 ft at 4:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.18 ft at 5:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.15 ft at 6:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.1 ft at 7:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.13 ft at 8:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.13 ft at 9:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.11 ft at 10:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.11 ft at 11:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.08 ft at 12:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.08 ft at 1:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.03 ft at 2:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 264.02 ft at 3:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.96 ft at 4:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.92 ft at 5:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.81 ft at 6:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.69 ft at 7:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.63 ft at 8:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.55 ft at 9:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.48 ft at 10:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.4 ft at 11:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 263.36 ft at 12:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 263.36 ft at 1:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 263.31 ft at 2:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 263.26 ft at 3:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 263.15 ft at 4:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.96 ft at 5:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.92 ft at 6:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.72 ft at 7:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.69 ft at 8:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.66 ft at 9:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.65 ft at 10:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.48 ft at 11:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.46 ft at 12:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.46 ft at 1:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.41 ft at 2:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.38 ft at 3:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.12 ft at 4:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.1 ft at 5:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.08 ft at 6:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.05 ft at 7:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.05 ft at 8:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.02 ft at 9:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 262.03 ft at 10:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 261.75 ft at 11:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 261.65 ft at 12:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.62 ft at 1:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.59 ft at 2:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.59 ft at 3:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.56 ft at 4:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.51 ft at 5:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.43 ft at 6:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.34 ft at 7:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.28 ft at 8:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.2 ft at 9:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.13 ft at 10:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.42 ft at 11:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.5 ft at 12:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.5 ft at 1:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.49 ft at 2:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.89 ft at 3:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.07 ft at 4:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.09 ft at 5:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 261.07 ft at 6:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.89 ft at 7:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.88 ft at 8:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.87 ft at 9:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.89 ft at 10:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.84 ft at 11:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 260.86 ft at 12:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 260.83 ft at 1:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 260.76 ft at 2:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 260.59 ft at 3:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 260.4 ft at 4:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.96 ft at 5:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.86 ft at 6:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.84 ft at 7:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.79 ft at 8:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.77 ft at 9:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.76 ft at 10:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.73 ft at 11:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.69 ft at 12:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.68 ft at 1:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.65 ft at 2:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 259.58 ft at 3:00PM Jun 14, 2021Forecast: 258.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 14, 2021Forecast: 258.1 ft 1:00AM Jun 15, 2021Forecast: 257.6 ft 7:00AM Jun 15, 2021Forecast: 257.1 ft 1:00PM Jun 15, 2021Forecast: 256.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 15, 2021Forecast: 256.4 ft 1:00AM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 256.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 256.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 256.6 ft 7:00PM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 257 ft 1:00AM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 257.4 ft 7:00AM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 257.8 ft 1:00PM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 258.1 ft 7:00PM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 258.3 ft 1:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 258.4 ft 7:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 258.6 ft 1:00PM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 258.7 ft 7:00PM Jun 18, 2021Highest Forecast: 258.8 ft 1:00AM Jun 19, 2021Highest Forecast: 258.8 ft 7:00AM Jun 19, 2021TODA4(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (4:26PM Jun 14, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 8:47AM Jun 14)Latest observed value: 259.58 ft at 3:00 PM CDT 14-Jun-2021. Flood Stage is 275 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 Toad Suck Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 280
Moderate Flood Stage: 278
Flood Stage: 275
Action Stage: 273
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 285.40 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(2) 282.90 ft on 05/07/1990
(3) 282.57 ft on 01/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 285.40 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(2) 282.57 ft on 01/01/2016
(3) 280.45 ft on 06/03/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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283 Stage of 282.9 in May 1990 was highest since completion of the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in 1969. Levees in Toad Suck community overtopped. Toad Suck store affected. Perry County Levee District Number One was overtopped.
282 State Highway 216 south of Perryville, State Highway 10 west of Perry, and State Highway 113 south of Bigalow are flooded from backwaters of the Fourche La Fave Fiver. State Highway 60 west of Toad Suck closed. County roads in Mayflower area are flooded. Flood crested at 282.57 in January 2016.
280 Portions of the Treasure Hills Subdivision north of Conway may be flooded from backwaters of East Cadron Creek. Several roads west of Mayflower including Jones Lane, Easterwood Point, Sand Gap, Raney Pavillion, and Windsong Way will be inundated. Flood crested at 280.45 in June 2015.
279 More farmland in Perry County flooded from backwaters up the Fourche La Fave River. Also, backwater up Cadron Creek may close State Highway 25 west of Conway. Parking lot of the Lock and Dam flooded and water over lock walls.
278 Lollie Community affected. Additional farmlands in Faulkner County flooded by backwater up Palarm Creek and Tupelo Bayou.
277 Additional residences in Toad Suck Community are affected along the right descending bank near State Highway 60 Bridge. Extensive farmlands along the river in Perry, Conway, and Faulkner counties inundated.
275 Mobile homes in the Toad Suck Community on the right descending bank near the State Highway 60 Bridge are threatened.
(1) Toad Suck L&D
(2) Looking Downstream - August 2013
(3) Looking Upstream - August 2013
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Latitude: 35.077222° N, Longitude: 92.539722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 275 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0 ft 275 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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