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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Spring River at Carthage are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Waco
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): 2.7

Historic Crests
(1) 22.00 ft on 05/18/1943
(2) 20.33 ft on 12/27/2015
(3) 18.44 ft on 04/30/2017
(4) 18.38 ft on 03/19/2008
(5) 17.98 ft on 05/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.23 ft on 03/20/2020 (P)
(2) 12.46 ft on 01/11/2020 (P)
(3) 10.85 ft on 06/24/2019
(4) 17.98 ft on 05/24/2019
(5) 15.58 ft on 05/01/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.59 ft on 04/03/2014
(2) 2.47 ft on 09/06/2002
(3) 2.48 ft on 04/23/2006
(4) 2.57 ft on 07/29/2012
(5) 2.57 ft on 08/24/2012
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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22 this is the record crest which occurred on May 18 1943.
20.33 this is the crest level reached December 27, 2015.
20 major flooding occurs at the gage site.
18.44 this is the crest level reached April 29, 2017.
17 flood waters inundate homes on Garrison Road or Highway 571 north of the Spring River and along Java, Primm and Main Streets.
16.5 flood waters affect the railroad tracks along Civil War and High Streets. Flood waters rise to one to two feet in depth along High Street on the southeast side of Civil War Road.
16 flood waters impact the railroad track on the north side of Carthage on Civil War Road and some homes in low lying areas along Garrison Street or Highway 571. Low lying areas along Primm Street and Main Street north of the Spring River also flood.
15.5 on Java Street, just southwest of the gage site, flood waters impact homes near the river.
15 flood waters rise to approximately one foot in depth along Civil War Road south and west of the river.
14.5 flood waters impact Civil War Road to the south and west of the river. North Woods Street west of Civil War Road floods as well as farm land along the river.
14 moderate flooding occurs at the gage site. The levee system closes due to flood waters affecting the north central industrial section of Carthage. Flood waters affect low lying areas and country roads north and west of Carthage along the river. Kellogg Lake Park floods and is closed.
10 minor flooding occurs at the gage site. Flood waters impact State Highway 37 east of Carthage between Avilla and Reeds.
(1) Flooding of Civil War Road along the Spring River. Photo taken by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.

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