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Flood Warning

Statement as of 9:12 PM CDT on May 23, 2015

Expires 1:11 PM EDT on May 24, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 9:00 PM Saturday the stage was 85.7 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to a stage of 85.5
feet by Sunday morning. However additional rainfall is expected
later this weekend. Please monitor the latest forecasts for any
updates.
* 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 7 am
location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue Wed Thu

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 85.7 Sat 09 PM 85.5 85.3 85.0 84.8 84.6




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





1028 am CDT Sat may 23 2015

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Felsenthal, Arkansas.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 900 am Saturday the pool stage was 73.1 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood pool stage is 70 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 75.0 feet by
the beginning of June.
* Impact... at 75.0 feet... flooding in the Felsenthal National Wildlife
Refuge will continue through at least mid June.


Lat... Lon 3300 9210 3311 9217 3318 9212 3307 9211 3300 9205





Flash Flood Watch

Statement as of 6:36 AM CDT on May 24, 2015

Expires 8:00 AM EDT on May 26, 2015


... Flash Flood Watch remains in effect through Tuesday morning...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* portions of Arkansas... Louisiana... southeast Oklahoma and
Texas... including the following areas... in Arkansas...
Columbia... Hempstead... Howard... Lafayette... Little River...
Miller... Nevada... Sevier and Union. In Louisiana... Bienville...
   Bossier... Caddo... Caldwell... Claiborne... De Soto... Grant...
Jackson... La Salle... Lincoln... Natchitoches... Ouachita... Red
River... Sabine... Union... Webster and Winn. In southeast
Oklahoma... McCurtain. In Texas... Angelina... Bowie... Camp...
Cass... Cherokee... Franklin... Gregg... Harrison... Marion...
Morris... Nacogdoches... Panola... Red River... Rusk... Sabine...
San Augustine... Shelby... Smith... Titus... Upshur and wood.

* Through Tuesday morning

* showers and thunderstorms will increase today over southeast
Oklahoma... southwest Arkansas... East Texas and northwest
Louisiana... ahead of a strong upper level disturbance that will
lift northeast across the region. Locally heavy rainfall is
possible in the stronger storms... falling over already saturated
grounds from heavy rainfall that has fallen in the last week.
Rainfall amounts of one to three inches... with isolated higher
amounts... are expected this afternoon and tonight. Another
strong upper level disturbance will move through the region late
Monday afternoon and Monday night... resulting in another round
of locally heavy rainfall. Rainfall amounts with this second
system will range from two to in excess of four inches... with
the two day storm total amounts ranging from three to six
inches... with locally higher amounts. This will result in
increased runoff and the potential for flash flooding.

* Low lying and poor drainage areas... especially in the vicinity
of rapidly rising creeks... will be most prone to flash
flooding.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.
Do not cross moving water on roadways... bridges... and low water
crossings.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should flash flood warnings be issued.



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Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:11 AM CDT on May 24, 2015


... Major flooding threat increasing on the Red River...

... Latest Red River stages and forecast crest information...

Additional very heavy rainfall is expected across the Red River
basin both upstream and downstream of Lake Texoma in North Texas
through Memorial Day. Nearly all of the red river's tributaries in
southern Oklahoma and North Texas remain above flood stage. Soils in
the Red River basin remain saturated from this very wet Spring of
2015. Also Lake Texoma on the Red River and tributary reservoirs to
the Red River remain very high as well from stored flood waters.

Area residents... ranchers... and farmers in northeast
Texas... southwest Arkansas... northern Louisiana... and southeast
Oklahoma along the Red River need to very closely monitor weather
conditions as well as closely monitor river and lake stages through
the first week of June. As heavy rainfall develops through Memorial
Day Monday across much of the Red River basin... major flooding will
develop on the Red River and its tributaries across North Texas and
south Oklahoma.

This developing Red River flood event has high potential to be
similar to that of may of 1990. If a Flood Warning is issued for
major flooding on the Red River... area residents... ranchers... and
farmers need to be prepared to act immediately to protect
life... property... and livestock!

The 5 am Sunday stage on the Red River near DeKalb Texas at Pecan
Point was 28.9 feet. The river is expected to rise to near 32.6 feet
by Tuesday evening. Additional rises are possible. Flood stage near
DeKalb Texas is 24 feet.

The 6 am Sunday stage on the Red River at index Arkansas north of
Texarkana was 15.7 feet. The river will crest near 24.4 feet by
Thursday. Additional rises remain possible thereafter with major
flooding quite possible across southwest Arkansas. Flood stage is
25 feet.

The 6 am Sunday stage on the Red River at Fulton Arkansas was 19.9
feet. The river will rise to near 22 feet by Thursday morning.
Additional rises are possible thereafter with major flooding quite
possible across southwest Arkansas. Flood stage is 27 feet.

The 6 am Sunday stage on the Red River at Shreveport Louisiana was
28.3 feet. The river will continue to rise to near 31.5 feet by the
first of June. Flood stage at Shreveport is 30 feet.

The 6 am Sunday stage on the Red River at Coushatta Louisiana was
31.9 feet. The river is expected to rise to 33 feet by the end of
may. Flood stage at Coushatta is 31 feet.

The 6 am Sunday stage on the Red River at Grand Ecore Louisiana was
36.0 feet. The Red River will rise to near 37 feet by the beginning
of June. Flood stage at Grand Ecore is 33 feet.

Listed below are the crests and dates for the flood of may of 1990
on the Red River.

Pecan Point north of DeKalb Texas 34.4 feet during may 6 of 1990.

Index Arkansas north of Texarkana 32.3 feet during may 10 of 1990.

Fulton Arkansas 34.3 feet during may 12 of 1990.

Shreveport Louisiana 34.5 feet during may 15 of 1990.

Coushatta Louisiana 37.5 feet during may 17 of 1990.

Grand Ecore Louisiana 40.7 feet during may 18 of 1990.


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