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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the White River at Des Arc are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 39.43 ft on 05/07/2011
(2) 37.35 ft on 02/02/1949
(3) 35.60 ft on 04/03/1945
(4) 35.53 ft on 05/09/2017
(5) 34.20 ft on 04/28/1973
(6) 33.78 ft on 04/17/2008
(7) 33.74 ft on 03/26/2008
(8) 32.05 ft on 12/10/1982
(9) 31.60 ft on 04/03/1975
(10) 31.50 ft on 01/04/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.12 ft on 05/12/2019
(2) 28.07 ft on 03/03/2018
(3) 35.53 ft on 05/09/2017
(4) 31.50 ft on 01/04/2016
(5) 24.69 ft on 05/22/2015
(6) 25.97 ft on 03/23/2015
(7) 24.20 ft on 12/10/2011
(8) 39.43 ft on 05/07/2011
(9) 28.90 ft on 12/28/2009
(10) 27.68 ft on 11/09/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.91 ft on 11/08/1987
(2) -0.80 ft on 11/02/2000
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39 Similar conditions to record flood event in May 2011 when river crested at 39.43 feet. Very serious situation with numerous homes, roads, and buisnesses inundated.
37 Extensive flooding similar to conditions in February 1949 when the river rose to 37.45 feet, with numerous roads closed and homes in and near Des Arc flooded.
33.5 Homes and highways at Des Arc and nearby are flooded. River crested at 33.7 feet in March and again in April 2008. Very serious flooding. State Highways 33, 38, and 11 all flooded.
32 Flood of December 1982 crested at 32.1 ft. Third highest crest since upstream reservoirs completed. Extensive flooding in the river valley with numerous roads flooded and some structures flooded north of Des Arc along Highway 11 and near Spring Lake. A high Mississippi River level can raise and prolong flooding along the lower White River as far upstream as Des Arc.
30 Numerous county roads and bridges inundated. Many dollars in damages in Prairie County. Extensive farmland and timberland flooded. Backwater flooding of Wattensaw Bayou and Bayou Des Arc. Patrolling of Kitty Barnes Levee on East Bank begins.
28 Many roads are likley impacted by high water including Horshoe Lake Road and Hill Lake Road north of Des Arc.
27 Water is backing up Bayou Des Arc and Cypress Bayou. West Park Drive is inundated.
24 Many acres of farmland flooded within the levees. Water is backing up Bayou Des Arc and Cypress Bayou.
21 Minor flooding of farmlands within the levees.
(1) State Highway 38 bridge at Des Arc

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