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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 Arkansas City 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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Upstream Gauge - at Oxford Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Ponca City
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 70,621 cfs on 05/09/2019
(2) 65,613 cfs on 05/24/2019
(3) 58,465 cfs on 09/11/2016
(4) 47,300 cfs on 10/12/2018 (P)
(5) 36,793 cfs on 06/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.41 ft on 07/10/2023
(2) 11.23 ft on 06/03/2022
(3) 12.34 ft on 06/01/2022
(4) 12.89 ft on 05/28/2022
(5) 0.00 ft on 03/24/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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35 Water begins to overtop the levee.
27 Preparations are made to install Stop logs at Highway 77 on Summit Street Bridge at the levee.
21 Preperations are made to close West 166 Highway. Stop-logs are installed on West Madison Avenue at the levee.
14 The Water Plant takes precautions on water well pump houses west of the Arkansas River.
11 Flooding of agricultural lands can be expected with bank overflows on west side of river. West Chestnut Avenue west of the river floods, expect road closure.
10 The river is at the top of its banks.
8 The city begins to check and start closing storm water flood gates.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 3.4 ft.
(2) Looking downstream, stage 3.4 ft.
(3) Looking north at river gage house.
(4) Looking south across the Summit St Bridge.
(5) Looking north at wireweight gage box.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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The USGS moved the gage 2 miles downstream to present in October 2014. Due to the drop in elevation of 6 ft, areas that previously flooded at 17 ft will now become flooded at 11 ft.
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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