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Areal Flood Warning
Issued: 11:36 PM CST Feb. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has extended the

* Flood Warning for...
Bradley County in southeastern Arkansas...
Cleveland County in southeastern Arkansas...
southeastern Clark County in southwestern Arkansas...
south central Lonoke County in central Arkansas...
Grant County in central Arkansas...
Calhoun County in southwestern Arkansas...
Dallas County in southwestern Arkansas...
Ouachita County in southwestern Arkansas...
Jefferson County in southeastern Arkansas...
southeastern Saline County in central Arkansas...
southwestern Lincoln County in southeastern Arkansas...
southeastern Hot Spring County in southwestern Arkansas...

* until 545 am CST Thursday

* at 1134 PM CST, reporting gauges indicate widespread flooding
across the warned area. Up to six inches of rain has already
fallen and additional rainfall is expected to persist.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Pine Bluff... Camden...
Warren... Sheridan...
Fordyce... Rison...
Hampton... White Hall...
Redfield... Altheimer...
Bearden... Stephens...
Hermitage... Leola...
Tull... Kingsland...
Sparkman... Thornton...
Carthage... Prattsville...

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.


Lat... Lon 3321 9223 3326 9223 3326 9232 3330 9235
      3327 9244 3337 9255 3338 9312 3377 9310
      3382 9315 3384 9304 3452 9255 3451 9175
      3426 9180 3412 9189 3379 9193 3379 9197
      3346 9201 3330 9198 3321 9213 3316 9214


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835 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 77.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
rise to near 87.5 feet by Thursday morning.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Thursday and continue to
rise to near 87.5 feet by Thursday... March 1st. Additional
rainfall is expected beyond the next 48 hours. Continue to monitor
latest forecasts for any 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.
* Impacts at 88.0 feet... river is high enough to stop drainage from
Calion Lake. Heavy rainfall in the area could cause the lake to
rise towards several homes along the shore. Downstream, water
rising into undeveloped areas of the State Park at Moro Bay.
Widespread flooding of Timber, with access to many oil and gas rigs
flooded.


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

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 77.5 Wed 07 PM 79.2 82.5 84.3 06 am 87.5 03/01




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






835 PM CST Wed Feb 21 2018

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Camden.
* From Thursday afternoon until further notice... or until the warning
is cancelled.
* At 7:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 14.4 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by Thursday afternoon and
continue to rise to near 36.0 feet by Sunday morning. Additional
rainfall is expected beyond the next 48 hours. Continue to monitor
latest forecasts for any 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 Thu Fri Sat crest time date

Ouachita River
Camden 26 14.4 Wed 07 PM 21.0 31.8 34.8 36.0 06 am 02/25




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






Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:55 PM CST Feb. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of eastern Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, and
southwest Arkansas, including the following areas, in eastern
Arkansas, Monroe. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun.

* Through Thursday morning

* rain will continue tonight and Thursday morning, and will be
heavy at times. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible.

* Rainfall amounts will average one to two inches through
Thursday morning, with locally heavier amounts.

.Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for for high water
problems based on the current forecast 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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Areal Flood Watch
Issued: 2:55 PM CST Feb. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flood Watch remains in effect through Thursday morning...

The Flood Watch continues for

* portions of eastern Arkansas, southeast Arkansas, and
southwest Arkansas, including the following areas, in eastern
Arkansas, Monroe. In southeast Arkansas, Arkansas, Bradley,
Cleveland, Desha, Drew, Jefferson, and Lincoln. In southwest
Arkansas, Calhoun.

* Through Thursday morning

* rain will continue tonight and Thursday morning, and will be
heavy at times. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible.

* Rainfall amounts will average one to two inches through
Thursday morning, with locally heavier amounts.

.Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for for high water
problems based on the current forecast 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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