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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 Tulsa are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Ralston Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Haskell
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.21 ft on 10/05/1986
(2) 23.41 ft on 05/29/2019 (P)
(3) 22.80 ft on 06/13/1923
(4) 22.00 ft on 10/05/1959
(5) 21.80 ft on 05/28/1908
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.41 ft on 05/29/2019 (P)
(2) 14.49 ft on 05/14/2019 (P)
(3) 15.90 ft on 06/13/1995
(4) 17.45 ft on 05/14/1993
(5) 5.45 ft on 09/02/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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26 disastrous flooding occurs along the Arkansas River in Tulsa County. Many homes and businesses are flooded. The flooding exceeds the record flood of October 5, 1986 when the river crested at 25.2 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. Road closures and inundation maps for Tulsa County can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/.
24 very severe flooding occurs along the Arkansas River in Tulsa County. Some homes and businesses in south Tulsa and Bixby are flooded. Riverside Drive in Tulsa is closed. The record flood was on October 5, 1986 when the stage reached 25.2 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. Road closures and inundation maps for Tulsa County can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/.
22 severe flooding occurs along the Arkansas River in Tulsa County. Some homes in parts of south Tulsa and Bixby may be flooded. Riverside Drive in Tulsa becomes impassable. This compares with the flood of October 5, 1959 when the stage reached 22.0 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation. Road closures and inundation maps for Tulsa County can be found at www.cityoftulsa.org/.
21 moderate flooding occurs between Keystone Dam and Bixby. Riverside Drive in Tulsa is impassable at several locations. Homes and businesses in parts of south Tulsa and Bixby may be isolated by high water.
20 moderate flooding occurs downstream towards south Tulsa and Bixby. Large sections of Riverside Park in Tulsa are flooded. Riverside Drive in Tulsa may be impassable at some locations.
19 minor flooding occurs between Sand Springs and Bixby. Agricultural lands are flooded and local access roads near the river may be flooded. Stretches of Riverside Park in Tulsa are flooded.
18 minor flooding occurs downstream along the Arkansas River between south Tulsa and Bixby. Agricultural lands are flooded and local roads approaching the river may be impassable. The old Texas and Pacific Railroad between Bixby and Leonard is flooded. Portions of Riverside Park in Tulsa may be flooded.
17 minor flooding of agricultural lands and sod farms occurs along the Arkansas River around Bixby. The old Texas and Pacific Railroad between Bixby and Leonard may be flooded.
16 minor flooding of agricultural lands and sod farms may occur along the Arkansas River around Bixby.
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