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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 Derby 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 - near Haven Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Mulvane
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16.2
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.60 ft on 11/02/1998
(2) 16.19 ft on 07/15/1993
(3) 16.08 ft on 05/09/1993
(4) 15.87 ft on 11/01/1979
(5) 15.53 ft on 05/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.43 ft on 06/27/2021
(2) 5.93 ft on 05/16/2020
(3) 12.41 ft on 06/24/2019
(4) 15.53 ft on 05/25/2019
(5) 14.37 ft on 05/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.18 ft on 07/25/2012
(2) 1.20 ft on 07/22/2011
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23.5 Top of levee system.
17.5 Flood waters spread more over the east bank along with vast flooding of agricultural fields.
16.2 Widespread flooding of low-lying areas and agricultural areas will result. Residents south of Tucker Lane may see flood waters impacting homes.
15.5 Tucker Lane on the west bank of the river will be covered with 1 foot of water. Homes south of Tucker Lane begin to experience minor basement flooding. More areas of agricultural fields will be flooded.
15 Flooding of agricultural areas will occur. Flood waters begin to flow across Tucker Lane on the west side of the river.
12 The river will be out of its main channel and expand to a width near 600 feet wide. Expect flooding of low-lying areas around the river. The Derby Park facility on the downstream east bank of the Market St bridge is inundated.
11.6 The river starts to overflow its banks.
(1) Upstream
(2) Downstream
(3) Looking southwest at DCP gage house
(4) Looking west at wireweight across Market St bridge over river

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