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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 near Halstead 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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.22 ft on 05/25/2007
(2) 27.13 ft on 11/02/1998
(3) 27.12 ft on 05/09/2019
(4) 27.09 ft on 05/23/2019
(5) 26.95 ft on 08/08/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.03 ft on 05/27/2020
(2) 26.28 ft on 06/26/2019
(3) 25.61 ft on 05/28/2019
(4) 27.09 ft on 05/23/2019
(5) 27.12 ft on 05/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.57 ft on 09/20/2011
(2) 5.85 ft on 02/18/2006
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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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27 Water covers the westbound lane of Highway 50 at mile marker 262. Flood waters cover Halstead Road on the north end of city and also on K89 or Hertzler Road leading into Halstead from the north. Flood gates on west end of Halstead will be closed. The second flood gate by the railroad on the east side of Halstead closes around 27.2 feet.
26 Riverside Park floods north of the river. Flood waters may begin to encroach on K89 just north of the river bridge along with a trailer park and a few residences north of Halstead. Expect field flooding on both sides of Halstead Road north of the flood gates. More field flooding occurs north of Highway 50 on the east bank of the river. Just southeast of the city, SW 48th St becomes impassable from Hertzler Rd to Essex Heights.
25 Expect cropland and field flooding near the river.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 5.68 ft. Winter.
(2) Looking upstream. Summer.
(3) Looking downstream, stage 5.68 ft. Winter
(4) Looking downstream. Summer
(5) Looking west on Hwy 50 and DCP gage house.
(6) Looking east along Hwy 50 bridge over river.

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