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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Poteau River near Panama are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Poteau Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 41
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 29
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 49.60 ft on 06/18/1935
(2) 46.59 ft on 05/03/1990
(3) 46.40 ft on 05/14/1968
(4) 45.10 ft on 04/17/1939
(5) 44.97 ft on 12/29/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.56 ft on 05/27/2020 (P)
(2) 32.19 ft on 05/24/2020 (P)
(3) 33.83 ft on 05/16/2020 (P)
(4) 29.18 ft on 04/23/2020 (P)
(5) 30.95 ft on 04/13/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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47 disasterous flooding occurs. Highway 271 may be impassible due to high water. Numerous county roads are totally impassable. A water treatment facility near Panama is surrounded by high water. This exceeds the flooding that occurred on May 3, 1990 when the river crested at 46.59 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
45 disasterous flooding occurs. Highway 271 is threatened by high water. Numerous county roads are totally impassable. A water treatment facility near Panama is surrounded by high water and water is over the burms of the retention ponds. This exceeds the flooding that occurred on May 12, 2015 when the river crested at 43.5 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
43 very severe agricultural flooding occurs. Numerous county roads are totally impassable. A water treatment facility near Panama is surrounded by high water and the retention ponds are flooded around 43.8 feet. This is similar to the flooding that occurred on May 12, 2015 when the river crested at 43.5 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
41 very severe flooding occurs from near Poteau to Arkoma. Up to 20,000 acres of farmland is flooded. Several county roads crossing the Poteau River are totally impassable. This is a dangerous and life threatening situation.
39 severe depths of flooding of crop and pasturelands occur from Shady Point to Arkoma. Several roads crossing the Poteau River are totally impassable.
37 extensive flooding of crop and pasturelands occur between Shady Point and Arkoma. Many roads in the floodplain become impassable.
35 moderate flooding of agricultural lands occur from Panama to Arkoma. Some local and county roads in the floodplain become impassable.
33 moderate flooding of agricultural lands occurs between Shady Point and Arkoma. Williams Road east of Panama and some local farm roads are flooded.
31 minor agricultural flooding occurs. Williams Road east of Panama is flooded.
29 minor agricultural flooding occurs.
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(2) downstream
(3) Downstream at stage 29.4' on April 3, 2013
(4) Upstream at stage 29.4' on April 3, 2013

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