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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Arkansas River at Alta Mills are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Halstead
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.42 ft on 10/12/1973
(2) 27.34 ft on 10/31/1979
(3) 27.30 ft on 07/14/1993
(4) 26.21 ft on 09/28/1973
(5) 26.11 ft on 05/25/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.66 ft on 05/29/2021
(2) 15.06 ft on 05/27/2020
(3) 23.92 ft on 06/25/2019
(4) 22.82 ft on 05/28/2019
(5) 25.63 ft on 05/22/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.52 ft on 08/05/2012
(2) -0.04 ft on 09/06/2006
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28 The bridge at the river gage site on River Park Road will flood.
27 A considerable portion of Highway 50 will be underwater south of the gage site mainly east of River Park Road.
25 About a 500 ft wide overflow may be expected across Highway 50, located about 6 miles south of the gage site around River Park Road. Directly south of the gage expect the low lying area to be inundated for a few miles. North of the gage, overflow may be about half mile wide. Expect fields and cropland to be flooded.
23 Just south of Alta Mills, River Park Road floods 0.2 miles north of the river gage around NW 60th St. There are several sections along a 2 mile span south of the gage site where River Park Road takes on water. Burrton West Park may be closed due to flood waters impacting the site along W Park Rd.
22 Bank overflows will occur at a considerable distance upstream and then 2 miles downstream southeast of the gage site which is located at North River Park Road and Northwest 60th Street.
(1) Alta Mills upstream - summer
(2) downstream - winter
(3) DCP gage house - looking north
(4) looking south at wireweight gage

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