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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 Oxford 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 Mulvane Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Arkansas City
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.85 ft on 11/02/1998
(2) 24.90 ft on 09/14/2008
(3) 22.20 ft on 04/28/2009
(4) 21.71 ft on 09/11/2016
(5) 21.64 ft on 05/10/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.77 ft on 05/27/2022
(2) 14.13 ft on 03/24/2021
(3) 12.21 ft on 05/16/2020
(4) 18.39 ft on 06/25/2019
(5) 21.53 ft on 05/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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27 Flood waters reach the cement foundations of metal storage bins on Wea Street in Oxford. South of the bins, flooding occurs on Wea Street and into the low lying areas of the flood plain. Flood waters flow across a section of Highway 160 east of the river bridge near the Sumner Cowley County line.
25 Flood waters are within a few feet of reaching the dirt road that surrounds the metal grain bins. On Wea Street south of the bins the road floods in the low-lying area that leads into the flood plain. Expect widespread flooding of low-lying farmland.
22.5 Flood waters cover Wea Street leading east into the low lying areas of the flood plain.
18 Low lying agricultural fields flood north of the river gage site.
(1) Looking east at wireweight gage and lower staff gage
(2) Upstream
(3) Downstream
(4) Looking west across Hwy 160 Bridge
(5) Looking east across Hwy 160 Bridge
(6) Looking northwest at park
(7) Looking downstream during Sept 2008 flooding

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