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Arkansas River near Ponca City Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 9:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30AM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 2:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 2:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 8:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.47 ft at 9:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 9:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 10:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 10:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.47 ft at 11:00PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 11:30PM Feb 15, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 12:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.47 ft at 12:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 1:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 2:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.47 ft at 2:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 4:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.47 ft at 4:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.95 ft at 6:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 4.34 ft at 7:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 9:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:30AM Feb 16, 2018Highest Observation: 5.43 ft at 10:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:30AM Feb 16, 2018Highest Observation: 5.43 ft at 11:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 12:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 4.6 ft at 12:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 4.18 ft at 1:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 1:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.99 ft at 2:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 3:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 5:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 6:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.48 ft at 7:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 9:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 10:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 11:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 12:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 12:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 1:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 2:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 2:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 3:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 3:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 4:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 5:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 6:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.5 ft at 9:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 4:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 5:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 6:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 7:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 8:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 10:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:00PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 11:30PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:00AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 12:30AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:00AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 1:30AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:00AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 2:30AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 2.49 ft at 3:00AM Feb 20, 2018US Army Corps of Engineers PCYO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:21AM Feb 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.49 ft at 3:00 AM CST 20-Feb-2018. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Arkansas River near Ponca City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.11 ft on 05/14/1993
(2) 15.45 ft on 06/01/1995
(3) 13.97 ft on 09/07/1989
(4) 13.40 ft on 03/30/1984
(5) 13.30 ft on 10/16/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.45 ft on 06/01/1995
(2) 12.06 ft on 05/03/1994
(3) 20.11 ft on 05/14/1993
(4) 10.20 ft on 06/19/1992
(5) 8.93 ft on 10/04/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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31 near catastrophic flooding occurs along the Arkansas River valley around Ponca City. In Ponca City, the Arkansas River overflows the old Highway 60 bridge. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
29 the west approach to the old Highway 60 bridge along the South Avenue extension is closed. The old Highway 60 bridge may be overtopped. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
27 the west approach to the old Highway 60 bridge along the South Avenue extension is closed. Very severe flooding occurs in the residential area south of South Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 very serious flooding occurs in Ponca City south of South Street. The old Highway 60 brdige is not accessible via Pecan Road. Businesses along Lake Road are severely flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 serious flooding occurs in areas of Ponca City south of South Street between 12th and 14th Streets. The old Highway 60 bridge is not accessible via Pecan Road. Businesses along Lake Road are flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
21 in Ponca City, the west approach of the South Avenue access road to the old Highway 60 bridge is threatened. Businesses along Lake Road are threatened. The lower areas south of South Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets are inundated. This is a dangerous and life threatening situation.
19 in Ponca City, portions of the residential area south of South Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets may be flooded. Other areas along the Arkansas River outside of Ponca City may see a couple of feet of swiftly moving water.
17 widespread lowland flooding occurs.
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Latitude: 36.693333° N, Longitude: 96.930000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
(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 29 923.66 ft 940.66 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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