Tracking Arkansas River Flood Levels in the Natural State

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4 AM, Tuesday Update:

   As of 4 AM, Tuesday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren surpassed the record level of 38.1 feet set back in 1945 and is currently at 40.06 feet and rising. It is forecast to crest at 42.5 feet on Wednesday.
     As of 4 AM, Tuesday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in major flood stage at 42.23 feet. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday, May 31 and crest at 45.5 feet.
     As of 4 AM, Tuesday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in major flood stage at 40.02 feet. It is forecast to crest above Record Flood Stage 43 feet by Saturday, June 1. 
     As of 4 AM, Tuesday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is at major flood state at 281 feet. It is forecast to crest at 285.5 feet on Sunday, June 2nd above record flood stage.
     As of 4 AM, Tuesday the Arkansas River at Little Rock is in action stage at 21.87 feet.  It is forecast to crest at major flood stage at 28.0 feet on June 3rd.
     As of 4 AM, Tuesday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is at minor flood stage at 43.98 feet.  It is forecast to crest at 49 feet in major flood stage on June 5th.

Below you can find information on individual gauge locations:

VAN BUREN:

Forecast Crest: 42.5′ on May 28th

Record Crest: 38.1′

Historic Crests
(1) 38.10 ft on 04/16/1945
(2) 38.00 ft on 05/12/1943
(3) 37.30 ft on 11/03/1941
(4) 36.70 ft on 04/16/1927
(5) 36.10 ft on 05/05/1990

Flood Level Impacts: 

At 37′:
Near catastrophic flooding occurs along the Arkansas River. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are severely flooded. Several residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer parks next to Lee Creek. This exceeds conditions which occurred on May 5, 1990 when the river crested at 36.1 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.

At 35′:
Very damaging flooding occurs along the Arkansas River floodplain. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are severely flooded. Several residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer parks next to Lee Creek. This is comparable to the December 30, 2015 flood when the river crested at 34.63 feet and May 5, 1990 when the river crested at 36.1 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.

At 33′:
Damaging flooding occurs along the Arkansas River floodplain from Moffett, Oklahoma downstream to Lock and Dam 13. The port of Fort Smith and nearby businesses are flooded. Backwater flooding occurs in the trailer parks next to Lee Creek. Some residential subdivisions around Fort Smith are flooded. This will approach the December 30, 2015 flood when the river crested at 34.63 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.

DARDANELLE:

Forecast Crest: 44.5′ on May 31st

Record Crest: 44.1′

Historic Crests
(1) 44.10 ft on 05/25/1943
(2) 43.40 ft on 05/30/1957
(3) 43.15 ft on 04/19/1945

Flood Level Impacts: 

At 44′:
Serious flooding expected, overtopping of Dardanelle Drainage District Levee possible. Flood of record prior to completion of the flood control reservoirs and the navigation system was 44.1 feet in May 1943.
At 41′:
Major flooding expected, levee patrolling begins. December 2015 flood crested at 40.8 feet. May 1990 flood crested at 41.6 feet. Several highways and numerous county roads flooded.
At 36′:
Moderate flood conditions expected with numerous roads and highways affected, backwater up Petit Jean River floods State Highway 154. Carden Bottoms and Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge flooded.
At 35′:
State Highway 155 in Yell County and County Roads inside the levee flooded. About 5000 acres of farmland flooded.
At 34′:
Approximately 2000 acres of farmland flooded. Galla Creek Wildlife Management area partially flooded and State Highway 105 along the river may be affected.
At 32′:
Minor flooding, commercial and industrial areas along the river in Dardanelle and Russellville may be affected. Lower lying agricultural land within the levee starts to flood.

MORRILTON:

Forecast Crest: 42.0′ on June 1st

Record Crest: 42.0′

Historic Crests
(1) 42.00 ft on 04/19/1927
(2) 41.30 ft on 05/06/1990
(3) 40.80 ft on 05/15/1943
(4) 40.48 ft on 12/31/2015
(5) 40.40 ft on 04/21/1945
(6) 40.00 ft on 12/04/1982
(7) 39.55 ft on 05/27/1957
(8) 39.20 ft on 06/22/1935
(9) 39.10 ft on 11/06/1941
(10) 38.64 ft on 06/02/2015

Flood Level Impacts:

At 49′:
Levees overtopped.
At 42′:

Highest stage prior to period of record April 1927.
At 41′:
Maximum stage in May 1990 was 41.30 feet.
At 40′:
Several roads and streets are impacted by water including Highway 113, City Creek Road, and Springfield Street. River crested at 40.48 feet in December 2015.
At 38′:
Begin levee patrolling. River crested at 38.64 feet in June 2015.
At 34′:
Backwaters up Point Remove Creek will flood acres of cropland.
At 32′:
Extensive agricultural acreage downstream of Morrilton along the right bank and north of Ormond Lock and Dam. Remove equipment in the floodplain.
At 30′:
Commercial and industrial establishments downstream of the State Highway 9 Bridge are effected.

TOAD SUCK:

Forecast Crest: 284′ on June 2nd

Record Crest: 282.90′

Historic Crests
(1) 282.90 ft on 05/07/1990
(2) 282.57 ft on 01/01/2016
(3) 280.45 ft on 06/03/2015

Flood Level Impacts:

At 283′:Stage of 282.9 in May 1990 was highest since completion of the McClellan Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in 1969. Levees in Toad Suck community overtopped. Toad Suck store affected. Perry County Levee District Number One was overtopped.
At 282′:State Highway 216 south of Perryville, State Highway 10 west of Perry, and State Highway 113 south of Bigalow are flooded from backwaters of the Fourche La Fave Fiver. State Highway 60 west of Toad Suck closed. County roads in Mayflower area are flooded. Flood crested at 282.57 in January 2016.
At 280′:Portions of the Treasure Hills Subdivision north of Conway may be flooded from backwaters of East Cadron Creek. Several roads west of Mayflower including Jones Lane, Easterwood Point, Sand Gap, Raney Pavillion, and Windsong Way will be inundated. Flood crested at 280.45 in June 2015.
At 279′:More farmland in Perry County flooded from backwaters up the Fourche La Fave River. Also, backwater up Cadron Creek may close State Highway 25 west of Conway. Parking lot of the Lock and Dam flooded and water over lock walls.
At 278′:Lollie Community affected. Additional farmlands in Faulkner County flooded by backwater up Palarm Creek and Tupelo Bayou.
At 277′:Additional residences in Toad Suck Community are affected along the right descending bank near State Highway 60 Bridge. Extensive farmlands along the river in Perry, Conway, and Faulkner counties inundated.
At 275′:Mobile homes in the Toad Suck Community on the right descending bank near the State Highway 60 Bridge are threatened.

LITTLE ROCK:

Forecast Crest: 27.5′ on June 3rd

Record Crest: 34.60′

Historic Crests
(1) 34.60 ft on 06/01/1933
(2) 33.00 ft on 04/20/1927
(3) 30.45 ft on 04/21/1945
(4) 27.90 ft on 05/31/1957
(5) 27.70 ft on 05/08/1990
(6) 26.22 ft on 04/24/1973
(7) 25.00 ft on 12/04/1982
(8) 24.93 ft on 01/02/2016
(9) 24.81 ft on 11/27/1973

Flood Level Impacts: 

At 34.6′:
Flood of record, June 1st 1933.
At 29′:
Baring Cross, Dixie, and Eastgate areas of North Little Rock effected.
At 27′:
Shillcutt Bayou backwater flooding near 37th and 38th Streets west of State Highway 365. The County Farm Road area floods from backwater up the Little Maumelle River, several homes are impacted by access problems. Arkansas River crested in May 8th 1990 at 27.7 feet.
At 26′:
Fourche Dam Pike and the community south of the road begins flooding from backwater up Fourche Creek. Burns Park golf course partially flooded from backwater up Shillcutt Bayou.
At 25′:
Areas on the North Little Rock side near White Oak and Shilcutt Bayous may be affected. Lower areas of Burns Park inundated by backwater.
At 24′:
Homes on Gribble Street in the Crockett Addition may be affected. Riverfront Park inside the levee flooded.
At 23′:
Bankfull stage. Rebsamen Park Golf Course, Murray Park, and Riverfront Park partially flooded. Marine terminal and commercial facilities downstream of the Interstate 30 Bridge are affected.
At 21′:
North Little Rock must close sewer system flood gates to prevent backwater flooding up sewers. Water will be encroaching on homes in Two Rivers Park area along the Arkansas River. 
At 18′:
Farmlands downstream of Little Rock are effected. The Bill Clark Presidential Park Wetlands are inundated. Portions of Burns Park, Cooks Landing, and the Arkansas River Trail on the North Little Rock side are inundated. 

PINE BLUFF:

Forecast Crest: 48′ on June 5th

Record Crest: 52.1′

Historic Crests
(1) 52.10 ft on 05/28/1943
(2) 50.74 ft on 05/31/1957
(3) 49.90 ft on 04/21/1927
(4) 47.70 ft on 05/09/1990
(5) 46.24 ft on 01/02/2016
(6) 45.96 ft on 06/04/2015
(7) 44.70 ft on 04/26/1973
(8) 44.00 ft on 10/13/1986
(9) 43.75 ft on 04/14/2008
(10) 43.31 ft on 04/29/2011

Flood Level Impacts: 

At 53′:
All areas inside the levees flooded.
At 52′:
Crest of record, 52.1 feet in May 1943.
At 48′:
River crested in May 1990 at 47.7 feet. Highest stage since completion of navigation system in 1969.
At 47′:
Extensive agricultural flooding along the river downstream of Pine Bluff. Backwater flooding up into the area around Lake Pine Bluff and up Brumps and Caney Bayous in Northern Pine Bluff.
At 45′:
Levee patrolling begins in Pine Bluff area. Residences in Island Harbour inundated. Flood crested at 45.96 feetin June 2015.
At 44′:
Trulock Bay Residential Addition upstream of U.S. Highway 79 Business Bridge is affected. 
At 43′:
Island Harbour Estates Road is impassible, access by boat only to Island Harbour homes. Knotts Island Road impassible and residents should monitor the river for any additional rises.
At 42′:
Regional Park flooded with the gate at Regional Park Road closed. This will prevent access to the AGFC Delta Rivers Nature Center and Harbor Oaks public golf course. Some damage in the lowlands inside the levees in Pine Bluff. Water over Knotts Island Road.
At 41′:
Minor flooding of property in the Riverside Addition west of Lake Langhofer. Water starts to get over Acorn Drive and impact portions of the Little Bayou Meto Area south of Reydell.
At 40′:
Water over the road to Island Harbour Estates. Flooding of cropland inside the levees. Residents of the Island Harbour area should monitor the river for any additional rises and take whatever steps necessary to protect their property. Some trails at the AGFC Delta Rivers Nature Center are covered by water and must be partially closed.

PENEDLETON:

Forecast Crest: 34.0′ on June 5th

Record Crest: 34.1′

Historic Crests
(1) 34.11 ft on 04/27/1973
(2) 33.70 ft on 05/10/1990
(3) 33.02 ft on 01/04/2016

Flood Level Impacts: 

At 35.5′:
Estimated crest of June 1957 prior to establishment of a gage at the site.
At 34′:
Record crest since 1959 was 34.1 feet in April 1973 and was a combination of high Mississippi River stages and high flows on the Arkansas River.
At 33′:
Backwater up Moore Bayou and Cypress Bayou floods extensive acreage. State Highway 144 may be closed. Flood crest of January 2016 was 33.0 feet.
At 32′:
Area access roads on right descending bank upstream and downstream of the bridge are flooded. Property inside the levee in the Pendeleton area is threatened and should be removed.
At 31′:
Residences inside the levee just upstream of the Pendleton Bridge are affected.
At 30′:
Minor agricultural flooding inside the levees.

4 PM, Monday Update:

   As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren surpassed the record level of 38.1 feet set back in 1945 and is currently at 39.8 feet and rising. It is forecast to crest at 42.5 feet on Friday, May 31.
     As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in major flood stage at 41.59 feet. The record stands at 44.1 feet set back in 1943.It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday, May 31 and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in major flood stage at 39.25 feet. The record stands at 42 feet set in 1927. It is forecast to crest above record flood stage at 43 feet by Saturday, June 1.
     As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is in major flood stage at 280.15 feet. The record stands at 282.9 feet set in 1990. It is forecast to crest at 285.2 feet on Saturday, June 1 above record flood stage.
     As of 3 PM, Monday the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 20.95 feet. It is forecast to crest at major flood stage at 27.2 feet on Friday, May 31. It will likely stay below the record of 34.6 feet set back in 1933.
     As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is at minor flood stage at 43.30 feet.  It is forecast to crest at 47.3 feet in major flood stage on Saturday, June 1. It will likely stay below the record of 52.1 feet set in 1943.
     As of 4 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.88 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, May 30. It will stay below the record flood stage of 34.11 feet set in 1973.

2 PM, Monday Update:

   As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren surpassed the record level of 38.1 feet set back in 1945 and is currently at 39.72 feet and rising. It is forecast to crest at 42.5 feet on Friday, May 31.
     As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in major flood stage at 41.20 feet. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday, May 31 and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in major flood stage at 38.98 feet. It is forecast to crest above Record Flood Stage 43 feet by Saturday, June 1. 
     As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is at moderate flood state just under 280 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage this afternoon.  Then, it is forecast to crest at 285.2 feet on Saturday, June 1 above record flood stage.
     As of 2 PM, Monday the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 20.69 feet.  It is forecast to crest at major flood stage at 27.2 feet on Friday, May 31.
     As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is at minor flood stage at 43.07 feet.  It is forecast to crest at 47.3 feet in major flood stage on Saturday, June 1.
     As of 2 PM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.94 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, May 30. 

9 AM, Monday Update:

     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren surpassed the record level of 38.1 feet set back in 1945 and is currently at 39.41 feet and rising. It is forecast to crest at 42.5 feet on May 31st.
     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in major flood stage at 40.54 feet. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday May 31st and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in major flood stage at 38.95 feet. It is forecast to crest at Record Flood Stage 42 feet Friday, May 31st. 
     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is at moderate flood state at 279.4 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Tuesday, May 28th.  Then, it is forecast to crest on June 2nd  above record flood stage.
     As of 9 AM, Monday the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 20.24 feet.  It is forecast to crest at major flood stage at 27.5 feet on June 3rd.
     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is at minor flood stage at 42.68 feet.  It is forecast to crest at 48 feet in major flood stage on June 6th.
     As of 9 AM, Monday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.94 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

5 PM, Sunday Update:

     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren surpassed the record level of 38.1 feet set back in 1945 and is currently at 38.21 feet and rising. It is forecast to crest at 44.5 feet on May 31st and maintain that level through at least Thursday, May 30th. 
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in moderate flood stage at 38.79 feet. It is forecast to  climb to major flood stage late Sunday night. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday May 31st and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in moderate flood stage at 37.21 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Monday afternoon, near Record Flood Stage Friday, May 31st. 
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is just below moderate flood state at 277.84 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage by this evening, major flood stage by Tuesday, May 28th.  Then, it is forecast to crest on June 2nd  above record flood stage.
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 18.92 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage Monday, 5-27 and moderate flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage at 41.46 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage by tonight, major flood stage by Wednesday afternoon, 5-29.
     As of 5 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.81 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

2 PM, Sunday Update:

     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage at 38.05 feet and is forecast to climb above Record Flood Stage today, reaching its highest peak by late Tuesday, 5-28.  
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in moderate flood stage at 38.52 feet. It is forecast to  climb to major flood stage late Sunday night. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday May 31st and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in moderate flood stage at 36.99 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Monday afternoon, near Record Flood Stage Friday, May 31st. 
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is just below moderate flood state at 277.57 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage by this afternoon, major flood stage by Tuesday, May 28th.  Then, it is forecast to crest on June 2nd  above Record Flood Stage.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 18.63 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage Monday, 5-27 and moderate flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage at 41.24 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage by tonight, major flood stage by Wednesday afternoon, 5-29.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.71 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

2 PM, Sunday Update:

     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage at 38.05 feet and is forecast to climb above Record Flood Stage today, reaching its highest peak by late Tuesday, 5-28.  
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in moderate flood stage at 38.52 feet. It is forecast to  climb to major flood stage late Sunday night. It is forecast to go above record flood stage by Friday May 31st and crest at 44.5 feet.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in moderate flood stage at 36.99 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Monday afternoon, near Record Flood Stage Friday, May 31st. 
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is just below moderate flood state at 277.57 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage by this afternoon, major flood stage by Tuesday, May 28th.  Then, it is forecast to crest on June 2nd  above Record Flood Stage.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 18.63 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage Monday, 5-27 and moderate flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage at 41.24 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage by tonight, major flood stage by Wednesday afternoon, 5-29.
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 29.71 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

8 PM, Saturday Update:

     As of 8 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage at 36.4 feet and is forecast to climb above Record Flood Stage by Sunday, reaching its highest peak by Tuesday afternoon, 5-28.  
     As of 7 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in moderate flood stage at 36.41 feet. It is forecast to  climb to major flood stage Sunday morning. It is forecast to stay jus three feet below record flood stage by Tuesday morning. 5-28. 
     As of 8 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in moderate flood stage at 35.12 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Sunday afternoon, near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 8 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is in minor flood stage at 275.76 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage by Sunday afternoon, major flood stage by Monday, 5-27.  Then, it is forecast to crest Wednesday, 5-29 slightly above Record Flood Stage.
     As of 7 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 17.21 feet.  Is is forecast to reach minor flood stage Monday, 5-27 and moderate flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 8 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage at 39.65 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage by Sunday afternoon, major flood stage by Tuesday afternoon, 5-28. It is forecast to be one foot higher than the Record Flood Stage. 
     As of 8 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 28.95 feet.  It may reach near moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

3 PM, Saturday Update:

      As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage at 35.94 feet and is forecast to climb above Record Flood Stage by Monday morning, reaching its highest peak by Tuesday afternoon, 5-28.  
     As of 2 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Ozark is in major flood stage at 368.2 and is forecasted to crest around a foot and a half short of Record Flood Stage by Sunday afternoon.
     As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is in minor flood stage at 35.58 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage Saturday evening, climbing to major flood stage Sunday morning. It is forecast to stay jus three feet below record flood stage by Tuesday morning. 5-28. 
     As of 4 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in moderate flood stage at 34.56 feet. It is forecast to reach major flood stage by Sunday afternoon, near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is in minor flood stage at 275.2 feet. It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage by Sunday afternoon, major flood stage by Monday, 5-27.  Then, it is forecast to crest Wednesday, 5-29 close to Record Flood Stage.
     As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage at 16.61 feet.  Is is forecast to reach minor flood stage Monday, 5-27 and moderate flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. 
     As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage at 39.16 feet.  It is forecast to reach minor flood stage by Sunday afternoon, major flood stage by Tuesday afternoon, 5-28. 
     As of 3 PM, Saturday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage at 28.89 feet.  It may reach near Moderate flood stage Thursday, 5-30. 

9 PM, Friday Update:

     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage and is forecast to climb to nearly three feet above Record Flood Stage by Sunday afternoon.
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Ozark is in major flood stage and is forecasted to crest around a foot and a half short of Record Flood Stage by Sunday afternoon.
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is reaching minor flood stage. It is forecast to reach major flood stage Sunday and reach near Record Flood Stage on Memorial Day.
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in minor flood stage. It is forecast to reach major flood stage Sunday.  Then, it is forecast to reach near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is below flood stage, but is forecasted to reach flood stage Saturday.  It is forecast to reach major flood stage Monday, 5-27.  Then, it is forecast to crest Wednesday, 5-29 close to Record Flood Stage.
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage.  It is forecasted to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Monday, 5-27.  It is forecast to reach moderate flood stage, Tuesday. The crest is expected May 31st
     As of 9 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage.  It is forecast to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Sunday, 5-26.  It is forecast to reach major flood stage Tuesday, 5-28. The crest is expected June 2nd 
     As of 5 PM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage. It is forecasted to reach action stage Monday morning, 5-27 and reach flood stage Monday evening.  It may reach near Moderate flood stage Wednesday, 5-29. The crest is expected during the first week of June.

9 AM, Friday Update:

     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage and is forecast to climb to nearly three feet above Record Flood Stage by Monday, 5-27.
     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Ozark is in moderate flood stage and is forecasted to reach major flood stage today and then crest around a foot and a half short of Record Flood Stage Monday, 5-27.
     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is two and a half feet short of flood stage and is forecast to reach flood stage tonight/early Saturday. It is forecast to reach major flood stage Sunday and reach near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is in action stage and is approaching flood stage.  It is forecast to reach flood stage today.  It is forecast to reach major flood stage Sunday.  Then, it is forecast to reach near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is not in flood stage but is forecasted to reach Action Stage today and reach flood stage Saturday.  It is forecast to reach major flood stage Monday, 5-27.  Then, it is forecast to crest Wednesday, 5-29 close to Record Flood Stage.
     As of 7 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage.  It is forecasted to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Monday, 5-27.  It is forecast to crest in moderate flood stage, Wednesday, 5-29.
     As of 8 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage.  It is forecast to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Sunday, 5-26.  It is forecast to reach major flood stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 8:15 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage. It is forecasted to reach action stage Monday morning, 5-27 and reach flood stage Monday evening.  It may reach near Moderate flood stage Wednesday, 5-29.

4 AM, Friday Update:

     As of 3 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Van Buren is in major flood stage and is forecasted to climb to nearly three feet above Record Flood Stage by Monday, 5-27.
     As of 3 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Ozark is in moderate flood stage and is forecasted to reach major flood stage today and then crest around a foot short of Record Flood Stage Monday, 5-27.
     As of 2 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Dardanelle is not in flood stage but is forecasted to reach flood stage Saturday.  It is forecated to reach major flood stage Sunday and reach near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 3 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Morrilton is not in flood stage but is approaching Action Stage.  It is forecasted to reach action stage this morning and flood stage this afternoon.     It is forecated to reach major flood stage Sunday.  Then, it is forecasted to reach near Record Flood Stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 3 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Toad Suck is not in flood stage but is forecasted to reach Action Stage late today and reach flood stage Saturday.  It is forecasted to reach major flood stage Monday, 5-27.  Then, it is forecated to crest Tuesday, 5-28, or Wednesday, 5-29 a little less than one foot below Record Flood Stage.
     As of 2 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Little Rock is not in flood stage.  It is forecasted to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Monday, 5-27.  It is forecated to crest in moderate flood stage, Wednesday, 5-29.
     As of 3 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pine Bluff is not in flood stage.  It is forecasted to reach action stage Saturday and then flood stage Sunday, 5-26.  it is forecasted to reach major flood stage Tuesday, 5-28.
     As of 3:15 AM, Friday, the Arkansas River at Pendleton is not in flood stage. It is forecasted to reach action stage Monday morning, 5-27 and reach flood stage Monday evening.  It is forecasted to reach near Moderate flood stage Wednesday, 5-29.

5 PM, Thursday Update: 

      As of 5 PM the Arkansas River at Van Buren entered the major flood stage level.
      As of 5 PM the Arkansas River is still below flood stage from Dardanelle and lower points but will rise over the coming days.

11 AM, Thursday Update:

      As of 10 AM the Arkansas River at Van Buren is still in Moderate Flood Stage and is forecasted to rise into Major Flood Stage by the evening.  
     As of 10 AM the Arkansas River at Ozark is in Minor Flood Stage and is forecasted to rise into Moderate Flood Stage this afternoon and possibly into Major Flood Stage this evening.
     As of 11 AM the Arkansas River is still below flood stage from Dardanelle and lower points.  At this time it is not even forecasted to reach Flood Stage at Little Rock (but action stage).  The Arkansas River is forecasted to reach flood stage at Pine Bluff Sunday morning. 

Original Post 6 AM, Thursday

     The Arkansas River will see major flooding in places as the month of May comes to a close. 

     While May and the entire spring has been very wet in Arkansas, upstream on the Arkansas River there have been record rains in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.  A bulk of that rain flows into the Arkansas River and eventually right through the middle of our state.

     Moderate flooding is already occurring at Van Buren this Thursday morning.  It is forecast to enter major flood stage there later today.  Major flood stage will be reached at Dardanelle and Morrilton this weekend.  At Toad Suck it may reach major flood stage early next week.

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