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Flood Warning
Issued: 9:02 PM CST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* From Wednesday evening until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 77.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to heavy rainfall predicted over the next 48 hours, the
river is expected to rise above flood stage by late Wednesday evening and
continue to rise to near 85.8 feet early Sunday morning. This is all
based off of future rainfall, and will likely be updated. Please monitor
latest forecasts through the week for updates.
* Impacts at 79.0 feet... property in low lying areas needs to be removed.
Access roads to oil and gas rigs may be flooded. Levee gates should
be closed before the river reaches 80 feet. There is minor flooding
at this level.
* Impacts at 80.0 feet... minor flooding occurs at this level. Levee gates
should be closed to prevent the river from backing into Calion Lake.
Access to oil and gas rigs and to Timber is flooded. There is wide
coverage of flooding in the river bottoms.
* Impacts at 83.0 feet... access to oil and gas rigs and to Timber is flooded.
Calhoun County Road 131 is completely under water leading to old lock 8
river access.
* Impacts at 85.0 feet... there may be some County roads along the
river flooded, requiring lengthy detours. River is high and swift,
boaters should be very cautious. Access to many oil and gas rigs
will be by boat only. Levee gates should be closed.



             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri crest time date

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 77.1 Tue 08 PM 77.0 80.7 83.5 87.5 06 am 3/01




Lat... Lon 3311 9223 3323 9236 3329 9261 3338 9247
3333 9226 3322 9212






902 PM CST Tue Feb 20 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Camden.
* From Wednesday evening until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 8:30 PM Tuesday the stage was 10.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... due to heavy rainfall predicted over the next 48 hours, the
river is expected to rise above flood stage by late Wednesday evening and
continue to rise to near 34.5 feet by Sunday morning. This is
all based off of future rainfall, and will likely be updated. Please
monitor latest forecasts through the week for updates.
* Impacts at 26.0 feet... low lying pastures and Timber land along the river
begins to flood. Sandy Beach Park at Camden starts to flood.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... Sandy Beach Park and portions of the riverwalk area
off of Washington street are inundated.
* Impacts at 30.0 feet... State Highway 7 north of Camden floods, with detours
nearby. Portions of Sandy Beach Park will flood. Some County roads north
and east of Camden begin to flood.
* Impacts at 34.0 feet... overbank flooding closes many roads. Harmony
Grove community has flood problems at this stage. Many low lying
roads are flooding with access to some residential areas by boat
only.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Wed Thu Fri crest time date

Ouachita River
Camden 26 10.8 Tue 08 PM 15.3 29.3 32.1 34.5 06 am 2/25




Lat... Lon 3329 9261 3344 9280 3363 9289 3367 9275
3350 9264 3338 9247






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:03 PM CST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Arkansas and
southwest Arkansas, including the following areas, in
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew,
Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest Arkansas, Calhoun.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* Several periods of heavy rain across much of Arkansas will
create the potential for river and flash flooding to occur.

* Rainfall amounts of two to five inches are expected, with
localized heavier amounts possible.

.Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rain.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:03 PM CST Feb. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch in effect from Wednesday morning through Thursday
morning...

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has expanded the

* Flood Watch to include portions of southeast Arkansas and
southwest Arkansas, including the following areas, in
southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Desha, Drew,
Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest Arkansas, Calhoun.

* From Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.

* Several periods of heavy rain across much of Arkansas will
create the potential for river and flash flooding to occur.

* Rainfall amounts of two to five inches are expected, with
localized heavier amounts possible.

.Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on
current forecasts of heavy rain.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible
flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.





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