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ALERT: December 13th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. This will be the last outage map posted as over 95% of the gauge outages have been restored. Local NWS offices will continue to monitor the remaining gauge outages.

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Coldwater River near Sarah Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 11.05 ft at 7:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.38 ft at 8:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.69 ft at 9:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.92 ft at 10:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 12.1 ft at 11:00AM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 12.18 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2018Highest Observation: 12.23 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 12.17 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 12.08 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.96 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.81 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.64 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.49 ft at 7:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.33 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.19 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 11.08 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 10.96 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 10.83 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.73 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.63 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.52 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.45 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.35 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.28 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.21 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.14 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10.06 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 10 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.94 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.87 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.82 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.76 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.64 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.58 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.55 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.5 ft at 7:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.45 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.41 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.39 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.35 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 9.34 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.3 ft at 1:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.29 ft at 2:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.25 ft at 3:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.22 ft at 4:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.2 ft at 5:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.16 ft at 6:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.13 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.09 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9.04 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 9 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.93 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.89 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.83 ft at 1:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.79 ft at 2:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.72 ft at 3:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.68 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.62 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.55 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.5 ft at 7:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.43 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.36 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.31 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.24 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 8.17 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 8.11 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 8.05 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2018Observed: 7.87 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 18, 2018Highest Forecast: 8.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 18, 2018Forecast: 8.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 8.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 8.7 ft 12:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 8.7 ft 6:00PM Dec 19, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 12:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 6:00AM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 12:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 6:00PM Dec 20, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 12:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 8.6 ft 6:00AM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 8.5 ft 12:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 8.5 ft 6:00PM Dec 21, 2018Forecast: 8.5 ft 12:00AM Dec 22, 2018Forecast: 8.5 ft 6:00AM Dec 22, 2018USACE Stages and DischargesSARM6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:00AM Dec 18, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 8:43AM Dec 17)Latest observed value: 7.87 ft at 5:00 AM CST 18-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 18 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 Coldwater River near Sarah are issued routinely year-round.

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Upstream Gauge - at Arkabutla Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Marks
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.00 ft on 04/20/1973
(2) 23.92 ft on 12/20/2002
(3) 23.55 ft on 05/18/2003
(4) 23.40 ft on 05/03/1984
(5) 22.62 ft on 02/05/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.92 ft on 12/23/2017
(2) 12.61 ft on 03/03/2014
(3) 20.24 ft on 01/23/2006
(4) 20.51 ft on 04/12/2005
(5) 22.62 ft on 02/05/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.10 ft on 09/23/1999
(2) -3.00 ft on 10/20/1983
(3) -2.30 ft on 07/17/1982
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31.5 Flood waters over top the levee system on the right bank. Evacuations become necessary
29 Roads east of the river between the river and the railroad tracks are flooded and may be impassible.
27 Many homes and roads are flooding.
23 Numerous homes in Marks are flooding.
21 Extensive flooding is occurring near Marks.
20 Several homes in Marks are flooded. Farm land flooding is widepread.
18 Low lying farm land near the river begins to flood.
(1) View upstream (stage = 4.6 ft)
(2) View downstream (stage=4.6 ft)
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(5) Equipment shelter
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Latitude: 34.575556° N, Longitude: 90.224444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 29 158.839 ft 176.839 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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