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Flood Warning

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

Expires 2:00 PM EDT on May 31, 2015


The Flood Warning continues for
the Arkansas River at Little Rock.
* From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:00 PM Thursday the stage was 20.8 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 23.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river is expected to rise to near flood stage by
Friday evening. Flows are over 300,000 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 18.0 feet... farmlands downstream of Little Rock are
affected. 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.
* Impacts at 21.0 feet... 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.
Flood gates to prevent backwater flooding up sewers.
* Impacts at 23.0 feet... bankfull stage. Rebsamen Park Golf course,
Murray Park, and Riverfront Park are partially flooded. Marine terminal
and commercial facilities downstream of the Interstate 30 bridge are
affected.
* This flood crest is a little less than 3 feet higher than the flood crest
of 20.28 feet which occurred a few weeks ago and just below the flood
crest of 23.30 feet which occurred in October of 1986.



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

Arkansas River
little roc 23 20.8 Thu 07 PM 22.1 23.0 22.1 20.3 18.4




Lat... Lon 3430 9213 3461 9221 3483 9247 3492 9238
3467 9207 3434 9199






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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