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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 Pine Bluff are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 44
Flood Stage: 42
Action Stage: 40
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 52.10 ft on 05/28/1943
(2) 50.86 ft on 06/06/2019 (P)
(3) 50.74 ft on 05/31/1957
(4) 49.90 ft on 04/21/1927
(5) 47.70 ft on 05/09/1990
(6) 46.24 ft on 01/02/2016
(7) 45.96 ft on 06/04/2015
(8) 44.70 ft on 04/26/1973
(9) 44.00 ft on 10/13/1986
(10) 43.75 ft on 04/14/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 50.86 ft on 06/06/2019 (P)
(2) 46.24 ft on 01/02/2016
(3) 45.96 ft on 06/04/2015
(4) 43.15 ft on 05/14/2015
(5) 43.31 ft on 04/29/2011
(6) 42.40 ft on 05/09/2009
(7) 43.75 ft on 04/14/2008
(8) 42.75 ft on 03/22/2008
(9) 38.91 ft on 12/19/2001
(10) 38.84 ft on 06/24/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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53 All areas inside the levees flooded.
52 Crest of record, 52.1 feet in May 1943.
50 River crested at 50.86 feet in June 2019. This was the highest crest since the navigation system opened and 2nd highest overall.
47 Extensive agricultural flooding along the river downstream of Pine Bluff. Backwater flooding up into the area around Lake Pine Bluff and up Brumps and Caney Bayous in Northern Pine Bluff.
45 Levee patrolling begins in Pine Bluff area. Residences in Island Harbour inundated. Flood crested at 45.96 feetin June 2015.
44 Trulock Bay Residential Addition upstream of U.S. Highway 79 Business Bridge is affected.
43 Island Harbour Estates Road is impassible, access by boat only to Island Harbour homes. Knotts Island Road impassible and residents should monitor the river for any additional rises.
42 Regional Park flooded with the gate at Regional Park Road closed. This will prevent access to the AGFC Delta Rivers Nature Center and Harbor Oaks public golf course. Some damage in the lowlands inside the levees in Pine Bluff. Water over Knotts Island Road.
41 Minor flooding of property in the Riverside Addition west of Lake Langhofer. Water starts to get over Acorn Road.
40 Water over the road to Island Harbour Estates. Flooding of cropland inside the levees. Residents of the Island Harbour area should monitor the river for any additional rises and take whatever steps necessary to protect their property. Some trails at the AGFC Delta Rivers Nature Center are covered by water and must be partially closed.
37 Water starts to get over Swan Lake Recreation Road and portions of Little Bayou Meto area south of Reydell are impacted.
(1) Looking Downstream - September 2013
(2) Looking Upstream - September 2013

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