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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) 50.74 ft on 05/31/1957
(3) 49.90 ft on 04/21/1927
(4) 47.70 ft on 05/09/1990
(5) 46.24 ft on 01/02/2016
(6) 45.96 ft on 06/04/2015
(7) 44.70 ft on 04/26/1973
(8) 44.00 ft on 10/13/1986
(9) 43.75 ft on 04/14/2008
(10) 43.31 ft on 04/29/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 46.24 ft on 01/02/2016
(2) 45.96 ft on 06/04/2015
(3) 43.15 ft on 05/14/2015
(4) 43.31 ft on 04/29/2011
(5) 42.40 ft on 05/09/2009
(6) 43.75 ft on 04/14/2008
(7) 42.75 ft on 03/22/2008
(8) 38.91 ft on 12/19/2001
(9) 38.84 ft on 06/24/2000
(10) 42.41 ft on 06/18/1995
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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.
48 River crested in May 1990 at 47.7 feet. Highest stage since completion of navigation system in 1969.
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.
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 Drive and impact portions of the Little Bayou Meto Area south of Reydell.
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.
(1) Looking Downstream - September 2013
(2) Looking Upstream - September 2013

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