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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 Felsenthal Lock and Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 83
Moderate Flood Stage: 81
Flood Stage: 70
Action Stage: 70
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 88.30 ft on 04/11/1945
(2) 87.10 ft on 05/14/1958
(3) 86.40 ft on 05/10/1991
(4) 85.78 ft on 11/09/2009
(5) 85.70 ft on 05/05/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 79.20 ft on 02/28/2020
(2) 83.10 ft on 05/20/2019
(3) 85.49 ft on 03/11/2018
(4) 72.16 ft on 05/19/2017
(5) 82.95 ft on 03/22/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/10/1913
(2) 16.00 ft on 01/17/1935
(3) 17.20 ft on 02/15/1970
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83 Expect long term flooding for several weeks in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge. Travel becomes difficult as all access roadways flood.
81 Moderate flooding of county roadways and bridges will continue for several days. Detours are necessary and travel in and around the area will be difficult.
80.5 Floodwaters will continue to receed from roadways and bridges around the locks. Roadways and detours will begin to slowly open for use during the next three days.
80 Flooding of low lying areas in the Felsenthal Wildlife Refuge will continue for at least another three weeks.
75 Flooding in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge will continue for at least another ten days.
73 Expect minor flooding to continue in the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge for at least another week.
70 Minor lowland flooding of the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge will continue for several days. Secondary roadways along the river bottom will be inundated and closed.

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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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