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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 Hutchinson are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Great Bend Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Haven
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 13.85 ft on 04/02/1973
(2) 13.10 ft on 09/27/1973
(3) 12.70 ft on 05/08/2007
(4) 12.15 ft on 09/29/1973
(5) 10.88 ft on 10/12/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.00 ft on 06/24/2019
(2) 10.30 ft on 05/22/2019
(3) 10.86 ft on 05/10/2019
(4) 10.88 ft on 10/12/2018
(5) 8.12 ft on 08/07/2013
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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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19 The top of the levee in the vicinity of the gage overtops. Breach of the levee will result in widespread flooding of low-lying and agricultural areas.
13.5 Flood waters rise to the Missouri Pacific Railroad.
13 Closure of the Harsha Drainage Canal on 2nd Avenue commences on the right bank. Other closures begin on the the Missouri Pacific Railroad and 11th Street.
12.7 The intersection between Yoder and Eales Road becomes flooded.
10 Expect minor flooding of Carey Park, more so after a few days of ground water seepage.
8 Minor flooding of low-lying areas and bottom land can be expected. Channel flow will be swift.
6 The river is out of its main channel. The width of the river will expand to 550 feet. The channel flow will be swift.
Photos
(1) Upstream
(2) Downstream
(3) Looking southwest at wireweight gage
(4) Looking northeast
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