Flood Categories (in feet)
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|Low Stage (in feet):
(1) 60.21 ft on 02/12/1937
(2) 56.75 ft on 04/27/1927
(3) 56.59 ft on 05/12/2011
(4) 55.20 ft on 04/22/1913
(5) 54.30 ft on 04/22/1912
(6) 53.40 ft on 02/11/1916
(7) 53.10 ft on 05/03/1922
(8) 51.75 ft on 04/04/1897
(9) 51.00 ft on 03/26/1903
(10) 50.64 ft on 04/23/1936
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
(1) 47.44 ft on 03/11/2018
(2) 44.79 ft on 05/16/2017
(3) 48.04 ft on 01/10/2016
(4) 41.12 ft on 07/17/2015
(5) 34.19 ft on 04/16/2014
(6) 42.94 ft on 05/13/2013
(7) 32.93 ft on 02/10/2012
(8) 56.59 ft on 05/12/2011
(9) 44.22 ft on 03/25/2011
(10) 41.63 ft on 05/13/2010
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Low Water Records
(1) -4.20 ft on 07/11/1988
(2) -4.10 ft on 09/21/2012
(3) -3.42 ft on 01/04/2000
(4) -3.00 ft on 11/08/1895
(5) -2.95 ft on 01/17/2001
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||Water tops the flood wall at Helena, Arkansas.
||In Mississippi, all locations on the southeast side of Desoto Lake on the old levee are flooded.
||Water is touching the bottom of the floodwall at Helena, Arkansas.
||Places on the south bank of Desoto Lake in Mississippi are flooded.
||In Mississippi, all locations along the southwest bank of Desoto Lake are flooded.
||Loading docks at Helena not protected by levees are flooded.
||In Mississippi, locations on the southeast side of Desoto Lake are being flooded.
||In Mississippi, almost all of Island Number 67 is covered by water.
||In Mississippi, houses at Robson Towhead are being flooded. Settlement by Old River Chutes is going underwater. All locations on the northeast side of Desoto Lake are underwater.
||In Mississippi, road to houses by the river at Robson Towhead and the settlement by Old River Chute is flooded. Settlement just east of Sunflower Cutoff is flooding. Businesses on the south end of Slackwater Harbor are flooding.
||In Arkansas, road to landing east of downtown Helena is flooded. In Mississippi, cabin areas east of Desoto Lake are flooding. Industries north of Friars Point, Mississippi are flooding.
||In Arkansas, road to landing east of downtown Helena, Arkansas begins to flood. In Mississippi, places along the bank of southwest side of Desoto Lake are flooding. Facilities along the river north of Friars Point, Mississippi are flooding.
||Fields between Jackson Point and Jug Harris Towhead begin to go under water. In Mississippi, water is near or on the toe of the Mississippi Levee south of Highway 49 past mile 658. Road to terminal at Long Lake Bayou is flooding.
||In Mississippi, farm buildings inside the levee southwest of Friars Point are beginning to flood.
||Homes on the northeast side of Desoto Lake, Mississippi are flooding.
||In Mississippi, cabin area inside the levee southwest of Sherard is flooding. In Arkansas, road to aggregate business near the Highway 49 bridge is flooding.
||In Mississippi, lowest roads in the Robson Towhead area are beginning to flood. Road to cabins near Ward Lake is flooded near the levee. Settlement near Ward Lake is being flooded. Road to cabins inside the levee southwest of Sherard, Mississippi is covered near the levee. Road from Rena Lara to houses east of Desoto Lake is covered in many places.
||In Arkansas, water is near or against the levee from mile 657 south past mile 655. Lowest section of trail going to Island 66 is covered. In Mississippi, west sections of road going to Miller Point are flooding. Road to hunting club on Island 61 is going under water. Road to Island 67 is covered at the lowest spot.
||In Arkansas, settlement east of Mellwood inside the levee along Phillips County Road 524 is being inundated.
||In Mississippi, road to river landing west of Delta, Mississippi is flooded. Fields, pastures, and game food plots begin to flood on Island 67.
||In Mississippi, road to houses west of Horseshoe Lake is beginning to flood near the levee. Fields near mile 658 are are beginning to flood. Road to houses on southwest side of Desoto Lake is under water near the bridge.
||In Mississippi, road to fields north of Highway 49 bridge is flooding. Pastures and fields inside the levee west of Ferrell, Mississippi are starting to flood. In Arkansas, fields north of the river from mile 647 to mile 650 are beginning to flood.
||In Arkansas, Fields and pastures inside the levee east of Elaine, Arkansas are starting to flood. Pastures and fields on Island 64 are being covered by water. In Mississippi, open areas near Big Eddy Lake are beginning to flood. Fields, pastures, and game flood plots begin to flood on Island 67.
||In Arkansas, the lowest roads inside the levee east of Helena, Arkansas are beginning to flood. Pastures and fields on Island 64 are starting to go underwater.
||In Mississippi, fields along the Highway 49 bridge are beginning to flood.
||Pastures and fields on Island 66 are flooding.
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