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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Fourche LaFave River near Houston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Gravelly Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 24.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 44.40 ft on 04/01/1927
(2) 39.26 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(3) 37.55 ft on 12/05/1982
(4) 37.53 ft on 04/03/1945
(5) 37.35 ft on 05/08/1990
(6) 35.82 ft on 01/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 39.26 ft on 06/04/2019 (P)
(2) 27.90 ft on 05/04/2019
(3) 31.36 ft on 02/26/2018
(4) 29.83 ft on 05/02/2017
(5) 35.82 ft on 01/01/2016
(6) 33.84 ft on 06/03/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.50 ft on 11/17/1989
(2) 9.13 ft on 07/29/2012
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44.4 This is equal to the stage of record for forecast location which occurred in April 1927, prior to completion of Nimrod Dam.
38 Stage of record for the gage is 37.6 feet experienced in May 1990, December 1982, and April 1945. A crest of 44.4 feet was reported to have occurred in April 1927, prior to the completion of Nimrod Dam in 1942 and establishment of gage records at site.
35 Areas similar to those inundated in January 2016 when the river crested at 35.8 feet.
32 Roads around Harris Brake Lake are flooded. Flooding extends from Arkansas River upstream of Harris Brake.
30 State Highway 216 affected. Extensive acreage near Harris Brake Lake and the Wildlife Management Area are flooded.
25 Agricultural lands along the Arkansas River and up into the Fourche LaFave begin to flood. Equipment and livestock should be moved to higher ground.
(1) Looking Upstream - August 2013
(2) Looking Downstream - August 2013

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