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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 Index are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 19.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.40 ft on 02/23/1938
(2) 32.30 ft on 05/10/1990
(3) 31.41 ft on 06/04/2015
(4) 31.10 ft on 05/25/1935
(5) 30.80 ft on 04/23/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.41 ft on 06/04/2015
(2) 32.30 ft on 05/10/1990
(3) 25.70 ft on 12/14/1971
(4) 25.78 ft on 05/06/1958
(5) 29.23 ft on 06/08/1957
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 10/25/1956
(2) 3.25 ft on 09/13/1972
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34.25 Record flooding of tens of thousands of acres will take place.
32 Expect widespread inundation of thousand of acres of farmland between and near levees.
31.5 A 24 hour flood watch will commence at the Index bridge on U.S. highway 71. The bridge is in danger of being overtopped.
29 General inundation of farm and grazing lowlands will occur. Ranchers should have completed evacuation of cattle and equipment to higher ground. Expect water to creep well up on levee systems.
27.5 U.S. Highway 71 Red River bridge closed.
27 General inundation of farm and grazing lowlands will occur. Ranchers should have completed evacuation of cattle and equipment to higher ground. U.S. Highway 71 approaches overflow next to the weigh station with the bridge very likely closed.
26.5 Water begins to overflow the approaches next to the weigh station at U.S. Highway 71 with the bridge threatened with closure.
26 Water begins to overflow the approaches next to the weigh station at U.S. Highway 71 with the bridge threatened with closure. Also high water overflows the north approches to the bridge on the southbound lanes.
25 Considerable flooding of lowland farm and grazing land will take place. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment to higher ground.
24 The Red River is at bankfull with some minor flooding of low pastures. Ranchers are advised to move cattle to higher ground.
19.5 Considerable backwater flooding will take place on Walnut Bayou at its confluence with the Red River to near Tom, Oklahoma.

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