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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 near Clinton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.90 ft on 04/03/1934
(2) 31.09 ft on 05/16/1951
(3) 28.50 ft on 06/05/1936
(4) 28.00 ft on 05/17/1935
(5) 27.84 ft on 05/26/1959
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.28 ft on 06/16/2019
(2) 23.28 ft on 05/27/2019
(3) 18.58 ft on 05/21/2019
(4) 21.10 ft on 05/09/2019
(5) 19.48 ft on 10/09/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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34 In north Clinton... high water with with swift currents will threaten residential and business areas... a railroad yard... and U.S. Highway 183. Many farmsteads are severely flooded. Almost 21 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths up to 16 feet will be the highest at Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961.
33 In north Clinton... high water with with swift currents will affect residential and business areas... a railroad yard... and U.S. Highway 183. Many farmsteads are severely flooded. Almost 21 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths up to 15 feet will be the highest at Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961.
32 In north Clinton... high water with with swift currents will affect residential and business areas... a railroad yard... and U.S. Highway 183. Many farmsteads are severely flooded. Almost 21 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths up to 14 feet will be the highest at Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961.
31 In north Clinton... high water with with swift currents will affect residential and business areas... a railroad yard... and U.S. Highway 183. Many farmsteads are severely flooded. More than 19 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths up to 13 feet will be the highest at Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961.
30 In north Clinton... high water may affect residential and business areas... and the railroad yard. Many farmsteads are severely flooded. About 19 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths up to 12 feet will be the highest at Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961.
29 In north Clinton... high water may affect low-lying streets... homes... businesses... and the railroad yard. Rural depths near 11 feet will be the highest near Clinton since flood control by Foss Dam began in 1961. Many farms are severely flooded. Farm levees are overtopped... hours before the crest passes Clinton. About 19 thousand acres are flooded... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek in Custer County... downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County.
28 About 18 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 10 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Many farmsteads are severely flooded and others isolated for hours by water over local roads. Many farm levees are overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
27 Approximately 17 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 9 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Many farmsteads are severely flooded and others isolated for hours by water over local roads. Many farm levees are overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
26 Approximately 16 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 8 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Many farmsteads are severely flooded and others isolated for hours by water over local roads. Many farm levees are overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
25 Approximately 15 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 7 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Many farmsteads are severely flooded and others isolated for hours by water over local roads. Many farm levees are overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
24 Approximately 14 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 6 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths may be greater at locations where small streams enter the valley below Clinton. Many farmsteads are severely flooded and others isolated for hours. Farm levees are overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
23 Approximately 12 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 5 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths may be greater at locations where small streams enter the Washita River valley below Clinton. Some farmsteads are flooded and others isolated by water over local roads. Farm levees may be overtopped... with some levees being inundated hours before the crest passes Clinton.
22 Approximately 8 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 4 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths may be greater at locations where small streams enter the Washita River valley below Clinton. Some farmsteads are flooded and others isolated by water over local roads. Low farm levees may be overtopped.
21 Approximately 5 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 3 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths may be greater at locations where small streams enter the Washita River valley below Clinton. Some farmsteads are flooded and others isolated by water over local roads. Low farm levees may be overtopped.
20 Approximately 3 thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to 2 feet... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Depths may be greater at locations where small streams enter the Washita River valley below Clinton. Some farmsteads are flooded and others isolated by water over local roads. Some farm levees may be overtopped.
19 Approximately one thousand acres of rural lands are covered by depths up to a foot... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. greater depths may be confined to small areas where local streams enter the Washita River valley. Some farmsteads may be flooded or isolated by water over local roads. Some farm levees may be overtopped.
18 Shallow overflows occur only to rural lands along the Washita River valley... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Greater depths could occur in areas where smaller streams enter the Washita River valley. Some farmsteads may be isolated by water over local roads.
17 Near bankfull conditions occur along the Washita River... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Flooding is limited to only bottom lands where smaller streams enter the Washita River valley.
16 Near bankfull conditions occur along the Washita River... from areas near the mouth of Barnitz Creek... to near Clinton in Custer County... and downstream to near the town of Cloud Chief in Washita County. Flooding is limited to only bottom lands where smaller streams enter the Washita River valley.

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