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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Current River at Van Buren are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Doniphan
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 2.5

Historic Crests
(1) 37.20 ft on 05/01/2017
(2) 29.00 ft on 03/26/1904
(3) 27.39 ft on 11/15/1993
(4) 26.53 ft on 11/19/1985
(5) 25.90 ft on 08/21/1915
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.20 ft on 05/01/2017
(2) 23.12 ft on 12/29/2015
(3) 21.14 ft on 04/26/2011
(4) 25.71 ft on 03/20/2008
(5) 22.80 ft on 05/09/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.32 ft on 09/14/2005
(2) 1.35 ft on 08/06/2005
(3) 1.53 ft on 08/09/1977
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29 This flood will exceed the highest stage on record. Large amounts of property damage can be expected. Evacuation of many homes and businesses becomes necessary. The courthouse yard floods.
23 Some flooding in low sections in town begins.
20 Minor flooding occurs affecting mainly bottomland and surrounding low lying areas.
18 The parking lot floods at WaterCress.
14.5 Water flows over Spring Branch Bridge.
10 The gravel bar at The Landing floods.
9 Water overflows the boat access at Big Springs.
8 Current river closed to non-motorized traffic.
(1) Highway 60 Bridge
(2) Gaging Equipment
(3) Current River Upstream
(4) Current River Downstream
(5) Lodge on Downstream Right Bank

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