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Flood Warning

Statement as of 8:38 PM CDT on May 28, 2015

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on June 03, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Toad Suck lock and dam tailwater.
* Until Wednesday morning... or until the warning is cancelled.
* There is no current observed data. Estimated stage was 278.8 feet at 5:00 PM
* flood stage is 275.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue rising to near 279.2 feet
overnight. Flows are estimated over 320,000 cfs and expected
to remain high through the remainder of the week. Additional rainfall
is in the forecast for this weekend. Please monitor latest forecasts
for any updates.
* Impacts at 278.0 feet... Lollie community affected. Additional farmlands
in Faulkner County flooded by backwater up Palarm creek and Tupelo bayou.
* Impacts at 279.0 feet... 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.
* This flood crest is forecasted to be a foot higher than the flood crest of
278.13 feet which occurred a few weeks ago.



             Fld observed forecast 7 am
location stg stg day time Fri Sat sun Mon Tue

Arkansas River
Toad Suck 275 e278.8 Thu 05 PM 279.2 278.6 277.4 276.2 274.8




Lat... Lon 3483 9247 3495 9262 3504 9261 3511 9251
3501 9248 3492 9238






Record Report

Statement as of 9:00 AM CDT on May 28, 2015


... Record monthly... Spring... and all-time monthly rainfall set at
Mena and Big Fork...

At Mena in Polk County... 19.74 inches of rain has fallen this may.
This has been the wettest may since 1990... and is the wettest may on
record. The previous wettest may was in 1990... with 18.08 inches.

May 2015 has also been the wettest month in 100 years /since August
of 1915/... and is now the wettest month ever recorded. The wettest
months at Mena are listed below...

1. May 2015 - 19.74 inches
2. Aug 1915 - 18.81 inches
3. May 1990 - 18.08 inches
4. Mar 1945 - 18.01 inches
5. Oct 1984 - 16.69 inches

For this Spring... /which is considered from March 1st-may 31st/...
34.63 inches of rain has fallen... making it the wettest Spring since
1968... and the wettest ever recorded. The previous record was 31.70
inches in 1968.

Records for Mena began in 1887.

At Big Fork 1 SSE in Polk County... 21.32 inches of rain has fallen
this may. This has been the wettest may since 1946... and is the
wettest may on record. The previous wettest may was in 1946... with
15.90 inches.

May 2015 has also been the wettest month since March of 1945... and
is now the wettest month ever recorded. The wettest months at Big
Fork are listed below...

1. May 2015 - 21.32 inches
2. Mar 1945 - 21.07 inches
3. Dec 1982 - 17.25 inches
4. Nov 1996 - 17.09 inches
5. Sep 2009 - 16.26 inches

For this Spring... 37.46 inches of rain has fallen... making it the
wettest Spring since 1968... and the wettest ever recorded. The
previous record was 36.69 inches in 1968.

Records for Big Fork began in 1944.


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