Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Tulsa, OK

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WGUS84 KTSA 210217
FLSTSA
FLOOD STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
917 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015


...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in
Arkansas...

  Arkansas River at Van Buren affecting Crawford and Sebastian
  Counties.

  Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam affecting Franklin...Johnson
  and Logan Counties.

ARC033-131-211017-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0023.000000T0000Z-150523T0959Z/
/VBUA4.1.ER.150520T1145Z.150521T0600Z.150523T0359Z.NO/
917 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River at Van Buren.
* until late Friday night, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:00 PM Wednesday, the stage was 24.01 feet.
* Flood stage is 22.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Arkansas River at Van Buren will continue rising to
  near 24.2 feet Thursday before dawn then will slowly fall but
  above 22 feet through Friday evening. The river is expected to
  fall below flood stage Friday night.
* Impact...At 24.0 feet, minor lowland flooding occurs along the
  shoreline from the I-540 bridge east towards Lavaca. Some rural
  roads near Lavaca may be impassable. Parts of Kelley Park northwest
  of downtown Fort Smith experience minor flooding.

&&

LAT...LON 3540 9454 3531 9454 3531 9422 3539 9422 3549 9439

$$

ARC047-071-083-211017-
/O.EXT.KTSA.FL.W.0024.000000T0000Z-150523T0000Z/
/OZGA4.1.ER.150521T0231Z.150521T1200Z.150522T1800Z.NO/
917 PM CDT WED MAY 20 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
  The Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam.
* until Friday evening, or until the warning is cancelled.
* At  8:00 PM Wednesday, the stage was 356.67 feet.
* Flood stage is 357.0 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Forecast...The Arkansas River at Ozark Lock and Dam is expected to
  rise above flood stage by this evening and continue to rise to near
  358.6 feet by Thursday morning. A slow fall is then forecast with
  a fall below flood stage by Friday evening.
* Impact...At 360.0 feet, flooding spreads over more than 4,000 acres
  in Franklin and Logan Counties. Numerous gas fields are flooded.
  Some agricultural lands in Johnson County also are flooded.

&&

LAT...LON 3546 9405 3550 9382 3542 9347 3536 9349
      3531 9371 3540 9385

$$




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