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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Little Rock are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Toad Suck Lock and Dam Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Pine Bluff
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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 06/17/1833
(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
(8) 29.70 ft on 08/01/1866
(9) 29.60 ft on 04/17/1844
(10) 29.60 ft on 03/22/1858
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.71 ft on 06/05/2019
(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.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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Flow rating is not accurate below 8 feet due to the fluctuating levels at upstream and downstream locks and dams. River flow forecast can be found at the following link:
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