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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River at Childress 10N 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.90 ft on 06/01/1957
(2) 13.94 ft on 05/21/1977
(3) 13.47 ft on 01/01/1978
(4) 12.10 ft on 10/03/1986
(5) 12.00 ft on 06/26/1965
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.79 ft on 08/14/2017
(2) 9.70 ft on 05/23/2016
(3) 11.39 ft on 07/09/2015
(4) 9.48 ft on 07/17/2014
(5) 10.06 ft on 08/15/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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27 U.S. 83 highway bridge will be under water and water begins entering the river gage house.
25 Extensive areas of farm and ranch land will be inundated. The water will begin to flood the approaches to U.S. 83 highway bridge and will be up to the I-beams supporting the bridge.
21 Moderate flooding of farm and ranch land will occur.
17 The river is near its record stage of 16.9 feet. Moderate flooding of farm and ranch land will occur. The water remains 8 feet under the U.S. 83 highway bridge. Cattle losses are possible.
14 Moderate flooding of farm and ranch land occurs. Losses to cattle are possible and damage to fences is likley.
13 Minor flooding of farm and ranch land will occur. Cattle in the flood plain are threatened. The water flowing in the river will be over 1/2 mile wide.
10 Cattle grazing in the flood plain are threatened by rising water.

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