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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Red River at Fulton are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.40 ft on 04/02/1945
(2) 36.40 ft on 02/24/1938
(3) 35.80 ft on 07/17/1876
(4) 35.00 ft on 04/24/1927
(5) 34.90 ft on 05/23/1892
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.12 ft on 06/05/2015
(2) 34.30 ft on 05/12/1990
(3) 22.70 ft on 05/17/1982
(4) 22.07 ft on 11/04/1981
(5) 23.00 ft on 04/28/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.73 ft on 09/11/2014
(2) -2.90 ft on 11/10/2012
(3) 0.10 ft on 09/20/1996
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37.5 Record flooding with tens of thousands acres inundated. The town of Fulton is flooded and evacuated at this point.
36.5 Overflow and topping of levees both upstream and downstream from Fulton takes place.
36 U.S. highway 67 is flooded and closed at Fulton. Thousands of acres of farmland are flooded.
32 Farmers and ranchers highly advised to evacuate cattle and machinery to higher ground in the Little River valley below Millwood Lake to the confluence of the Little and Red rivers.
30 Considerable lowland flooding will take place. Ranchers advised to evacuate livestock and equipment away from the river. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment in the Little River area from below Millwood Lake to its confluence with the Red River just west of Fulton.
29 Lowland flooding will continue to decrease and end between the levees.
28 Considerable flooding will increase in the area between the levees. Expect backwater flooding from the Red River up through the Yellow Creek tributary to McNab, Arkansas.
27 Slight overflow begins in the area between the levees at Fulton but this flooding is considered minor at this point.

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