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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ouachita River at Columbia Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 70
Moderate Flood Stage: 67
Flood Stage: 65
Action Stage: 62
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 72.37 ft on 05/05/1991
(2) 70.65 ft on 05/13/1973
(3) 69.30 ft on 11/12/2009
(4) 69.10 ft on 01/09/1983
(5) 68.90 ft on 03/18/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 68.90 ft on 03/18/2018
(2) 68.40 ft on 03/28/2016
(3) 69.30 ft on 11/12/2009
(4) 65.30 ft on 05/30/2009
(5) 68.30 ft on 03/19/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 35.80 ft on 04/16/1972
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75 Thousands of acres of land flood between and near the levees. Some topping of levees may possible downstream from Columbia.
70 Lowland flooding will continue to slowly recede, but the river will remain above flood stage for several more days.
67 The Columbia Lock and Dam recreational area floods and must be closed. In addition, expect moderate to severe flooding of lowland river bottoms between and near levee systems.
65 The riverton recreational area floods and must be closed. In addition, expect minor flooding of lowland river bottoms.

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During periods of possible very heavy rainfall, river forecasts may take into account precipitation amounts expected 30, 36, or even 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.
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