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Flood Warning
Issued: 8:35 PM CST Feb. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

The Flood Warning continues for
the Ouachita River at Thatcher l&d.
* From late tonight until further notice... or until the warning is
cancelled.
* At 7:30 PM Wednesday the stage was 77.5 feet.
* Minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 79.0 feet.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early tomorrow and continue to
rise to near 87.5 feet by Thursday morning.
* Forecast... rise above flood stage by early Thursday and continue to
rise to near 87.5 feet by Thursday... March 1st. Additional
rainfall is expected beyond the next 48 hours. Continue to monitor
latest forecasts for any updates.
* Impacts at 79.0 feet... property in low lying areas needs to be removed.
Access roads to oil and gas rigs may be flooded. Levee gates should
be closed before the river reaches 80 feet. There is minor flooding
at this level.
* Impacts at 80.0 feet... minor flooding occurs at this level. Levee gates
should be closed to prevent the river from backing into Calion Lake.
Access to oil and gas rigs and to Timber is flooded. There is wide
coverage of flooding in the river bottoms.
* Impacts at 83.0 feet... access to oil and gas rigs and to Timber is flooded.
Calhoun County Road 131 is completely under water leading to old lock 8
river access.
* 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.
* Impacts at 88.0 feet... river is high enough to stop drainage from
Calion Lake. Heavy rainfall in the area could cause the lake to
rise towards several homes along the shore. Downstream, water
rising into undeveloped areas of the State Park at Moro Bay.
Widespread flooding of Timber, with access to many oil and gas rigs
flooded.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Thu Fri Sat crest time date

Ouachita River
Thatcher l 79 77.5 Wed 07 PM 79.2 82.5 84.3 06 am 87.5 03/01




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






Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:50 AM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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 6 am CST Friday morning.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall nearest to a retreating
warm front will make a return across East Texas, southeast
Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, and northwest Louisiana.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with isolated
higher amounts will be possible. This rainfall is on top of the
heavy rainfall which fell yesterday which could bring back the
return of flash flooding.

* Flash flooding of roads, low lying, and poor drainage areas
will be possible. If you encounter flash flooding while
driving your vehicle, remember to turn around, don't drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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



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Flash Flood Watch
Issued: 4:50 AM CST Feb. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Flash Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight...

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect 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 6 am CST Friday morning.

* Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall nearest to a retreating
warm front will make a return across East Texas, southeast
Oklahoma, southwest Arkansas, and northwest Louisiana.
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches, with isolated
higher amounts will be possible. This rainfall is on top of the
heavy rainfall which fell yesterday which could bring back the
return of flash flooding.

* Flash flooding of roads, low lying, and poor drainage areas
will be possible. If you encounter flash flooding while
driving your vehicle, remember to turn around, don't drown.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

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



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