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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Washita River at Alex are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Chickasha Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Lindsay
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 31
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 24
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.78 ft on 10/21/1983
(2) 32.38 ft on 05/28/1987
(3) 32.30 ft on 06/01/1987
(4) 31.40 ft on 10/01/1986
(5) 28.34 ft on 06/02/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.90 ft on 05/24/2015
(2) 24.01 ft on 06/13/1989
(3) 32.30 ft on 06/01/1987
(4) 32.38 ft on 05/28/1987
(5) 28.00 ft on 10/09/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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36 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 8 feet... with very destructive force. The northern edges of Alex are covered and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex... most of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see high waters later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields and pipeline crossings may suffer major damage. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
35 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 7 feet... with very destructive force. The northern edges of Alex are covered and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex... most of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see high waters later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields and pipeline crossings may suffer major damage. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
34 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 6 feet... with very destructive force. The northern edges of Alex are covered and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex... most of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see high waters later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields and pipeline crossings may suffer major damage. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
33 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 5 feet... with very destructive force. The northern edges of Alex are covered and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex...over half of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see minor flooding later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields... and pipeline crossings may suffer major damage. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
32 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 4 feet... with destructive force. The northern edges of Alex may be flooded and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex...aboutr half of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see minor flooding later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields... and pipeline crossings may suffer major damage. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
31 In eastern Grady and western Garvin counties... overflow depths on the flood plain approach 3 feet... with destructive force. The northern edges of Alex may be flooded and Highway 19C blocked. Downstream from Alex...aboutr half of the city of Lindsay is flooded within several hours. Maysville may see minor flooding later. Farm lands... highways... oil fields... and pipeline crossings may be damaged. Rural areas in Grady County near Tabler are flooded hours before the crest reaches Alex.
30 Flooding of croplands... pastures... oilfields... and pipeline crossings occurs from eastern Grady County near Tabler to western Garvin County near Maysville. Depths averaging 2 feet may cover much of the flood plain... with dangerously swift currents in low places. In Lindsay... street flooding could isolate several homes and businesses. Flooding of rural bottom lands near Tabler occurs hours before the crest reaches Alex.
29 Flooding of croplands... pastures... oilfields...and pipeline crossings occurs from eastern Grady County near Tabler to western Garvin County near Maysville. Flood depths averaging 1 foot or more spread over much of the flood plain. Scour channels cutting across the flood plain and rural roads in Lindsay flood. Street flooding could isolate a few homes and businesses. Flooding of rural bottom lands near Tabler occurs hours before the crest reaches Alex.
28 Flooding of farm property and oilfields occurs along the river... extending from near Tabler in Grady County to Alex... Lindsay and Maysville in Garvin County. Some farm to market roads are overtopped. Livestock... oilwells... pipeline crossings... and equipment located in low areas may be cut off from access for several hours.
27 Expect near bankfull conditions along the river... extending from near Tabler in Grady County to Alex... Lindsay and other areas further downstream in Garvin County. Pipeline crossings... low bridges... and farm property may be damaged. Livestock may be isolated for several hours.
26 Expect near bankfull conditions along the river... extending from near Tabler in Grady County to Alex... Lindsay and other areas further downstream in Garvin County. Pipeline crossings... low bridges... and farm property may be damaged. Livestock may be isolated for several hours.
25 The river remains within its banks from near Tabler in Grady County to Alex... Lindsay and other areas further downstream in Garvin County.
24 The river remains within its banks from near Tabler in Grady County to Alex... Lindsay and other areas further downstream in Garvin County.
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