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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 Lamar are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at La Junta Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Coolidge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.06 ft on 05/27/1996
(2) 12.79 ft on 08/12/1997
(3) 12.47 ft on 07/31/1998
(4) 11.41 ft on 07/30/2014
(5) 11.11 ft on 06/07/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.01 ft on 07/26/2018 (P)
(2) 11.41 ft on 07/30/2014
(3) 11.01 ft on 07/27/2009
(4) 9.29 ft on 08/29/2002
(5) 10.63 ft on 06/08/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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25 Major flooding occurs in Lamar. Multiple homes and businesses are impacted. Water reaches the base of the Highway 287 Bridge.
19 Flood waters inundate the industrial park on the north side of Lamar. Multiple businesses are impacted. Flood waters threaten The Days Inn, The Cow Palace, Ranchers Supply Company and Opals Pub. Gravel and paving operations and North Gateway Park near the Highway 287 Bridge are inundated.
18 Flood waters threaten the All Rite Paving and Redi Mix operation on the northwest side of the Highway 287 Bridge.
17 Flood waters reach the parking areas near the Ace Tire operation on the northeast side of the Highway 287 Bridge.
15 Major agricultural flooding occurs. Lowlands are completely inundated. Waters begin to threaten North Gateway Park southeast of the Highway 50 bridge.
13 Moderate lowland agricultural flooding occurs near Lamar.
11 Minor lowland agricultural flooding occurs near Lamar.
10 The river is bankfull. Minor overbank flow into lowlands along the river occurs near Lamar. Water flows into low lying meadows near County Road 13.
9 Minor overbank flow into low spots along the river occurs near Lamar.
(1) Looking Upstream - River Stage 4.57 Feet
(2) Looking Downstream - River Stage 4.57 Feet

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