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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 Coolidge 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.80 ft on 06/17/1965
(2) 10.67 ft on 05/15/1951
(3) 8.88 ft on 07/16/1984
(4) 8.85 ft on 08/17/2015
(5) 8.62 ft on 05/06/1999
(6) 8.60 ft on 05/30/1964
(7) 8.44 ft on 06/30/1987
(8) 8.35 ft on 05/16/1957
(9) 8.25 ft on 08/14/1997
(10) 8.22 ft on 06/04/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.51 ft on 07/28/2018
(2) 7.59 ft on 07/01/2016
(3) 8.85 ft on 08/17/2015
(4) 7.16 ft on 07/31/2014
(5) 5.15 ft on 07/10/2006
(6) 6.39 ft on 06/21/2004
(7) 3.32 ft on 06/14/2003
(8) 7.32 ft on 07/06/2002
(9) 6.29 ft on 07/15/2001
(10) 6.18 ft on 07/18/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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17 Expect near-record flooding along the Arkansas River from the state line to Medway, KS. The approaches to the river bridge south of Coolidge are in danger of overtopping. Floodwaters will inundate lowlands along the river south of the ATSF railroad tracks and flood farm houses and roads near the river. Flood waters 7 to 9 feet deep in places are possible.
10 Expect moderate flooding along the Arkansas River. Areas south of the river between the CO-KS state line and Medway, KS. Will be flooded with water up to 2 feet deep in some places. Flow over the road north of the bridge will begin when river rises to 10.1 feet. Flow over the road south of the gage will occur at a gage height of 11.0 feet.
9 Expect flooding of 1 to 2 feet along the Arkansas River from Coolidge to Medway. The road south of Coolidge which crosses the Arkansas River will begin to flood at a river stage between 9 to 10 feet.
8 Expect minor flooding in pastureland and farmland adjacent to the river. Low water areas along the unpaved River Road south of the Arkansas River will have water over the road... Exercise extreme caution.

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