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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Tensas River at Clayton are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 65
Moderate Flood Stage: 58
Flood Stage: 55
Action Stage: 54
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 60.10 ft on 04/26/1945
(2) 60.00 ft on 05/17/1973
(3) 58.10 ft on 05/18/1991
(4) 57.71 ft on 03/06/1950
(5) 56.95 ft on 05/25/1953
(6) 56.10 ft on 05/11/1975
(7) 55.89 ft on 04/01/2016
(8) 55.40 ft on 01/09/1983
(9) 55.20 ft on 05/24/1944
(10) 55.03 ft on 05/22/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 55.03 ft on 05/22/2019
(2) 55.89 ft on 04/01/2016
(3) 50.24 ft on 01/27/2016
(4) 48.56 ft on 05/26/2011
(5) 49.63 ft on 11/10/2009
(6) 58.10 ft on 05/18/1991
(7) 55.40 ft on 01/09/1983
(8) 54.10 ft on 04/25/1979
(9) 56.10 ft on 05/11/1975
(10) 54.90 ft on 02/02/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 17.00 ft on 10/20/1965
(2) 32.00 ft on 01/01/1989
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65 The town of Clayton and several hundred thousand acres of farm and agricultural land are underwater.
55 Lowland and agricultural flooding is occurring in areas not protected by levees.

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