Flood Statement
Issued by NWS Little Rock, AR

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1221 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...From the National Weather Service in Little Rock...the Flood
Warning continues for the following river in Arkansas...

  Ouachita River At Thatcher L&D affecting Bradley...Calhoun and
  Union Counties

River forecasts are based on current conditions and rainfall
forecasted to occur over the next 12 hours. During periods of
flooding...Evening forecasts are reissued with updated rainfall

Observed and forecasted stage data plots are available on our
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service web page at...
Under the Current Conditions section...Select River and Lakes AHPS.


Safety message...Remember to Turn Around...Don`t Drown
Do not drive cars through flooded areas.

Everyone with property or other interest along streams and rivers
should remain alert to changing weather forecast. Should conditions
change...Look for river forecast or Flood Warnings for use in


1221 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

...Flood Warning extended until further notice...The Flood Warning
continues for
  The Ouachita River At Thatcher L&D.
* until further notice...Or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 11:45 AM Friday the stage was 79.9 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast...The river will continue rising to near 84.0 feet by
  early Sunday morning. As much as 2 to 3 inches of rain have fallen
  this morning in upstream areas...and addtional heavy rainfall
  is expected over the next 24 hours. Please continue to monitor the
  latest forecasts for any changes.
* 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
Location     Stg   Stg  Day Time    Sat    Sun    Mon    Tue    Wed

Ouachita River
  Thatcher L  79  79.9 Fri 12 PM   80.6   82.0   82.5   82.9   83.3


LAT...LON 3311 9223 3323 9236 3329 9261 3338 9247
 3333 9226 3322 9212



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