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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cottonwood River near Florence 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: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.81 ft on 11/02/1998
(2) 28.03 ft on 06/17/1975
(3) 27.85 ft on 05/09/1993
(4) 27.57 ft on 06/10/1965
(5) 27.21 ft on 07/05/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.22 ft on 06/06/2022 (P)
(2) 23.32 ft on 05/26/2022 (P)
(3) 25.93 ft on 06/26/2021
(4) 24.60 ft on 05/28/2021
(5) 17.03 ft on 07/31/2020
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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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48 The southern section of the levee system around the city of Florence may become breeched. If levee is overtopped, flood waters may rise up to four feet deep across most of the city streets of Florence. Expect dozens of homes to be flooded. The levee runs around the city of Florence from the northeast end, east, and along the south.
32 Water levels can reach nearly 10 inches above ground floors of houses less than 1 mile north of gage site that is 2.5 miles east of Florence.
27 Flooding is sufficiently extensive to reach driveways of property within 1.0 mile of the gage site. Expect extensive cropland and field flooding.
24 Outside the levee system in southeast Florence, flood waters flow across Park Ave Road and reach the foundation of a residential home. Northwest of Florence, the bridge on 140th Road and 1/2 mile west of Highway 77 floods.
22 Minor flooding of the left bank and roads along the north bank will begin.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 2.9 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 2.9 ft
(3) Looing north at DCP gage house
(4) Looking north across Alfalfa Rd Bridge over river
(5) Looking south of gage site
(6) Looking at wireweight gage

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