Flood Warning on the White River

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The White River from Augusta to Clarendon and down to St. Charles is under a Flood Warning until further notice.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, the White River at Augusta was up to a level of 31.8 feet. The flood stage is 26.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. The river will fall to near 31.6 feet by Tuesday evening. At 32.0 feet, thousands of acres of cropland and farm roads will flood in White and Woodruff counties. Water will isolate homes and caps along the river in White and Woodruff counties, too.

At 10 a.m. Sunday, the Cache River near Patterson had a level of 9.4 feet. The flood stage is 9.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. The river will fall to near 8.9 feet by Wednesday morning. At 9.0 feet, low, swampy timberland along the river begins to flood. Flood gates should be closed and equipment moved out of low grounds along the river and its tributaries. At 10.0 feet, pastureland and cropland not protected by levees in Jackson and Woodruff counties will be flooded. Water is over portions of State Highway 37 and deep along the shoulder of State Highway 18 near Grubbs. Water is also over portions of Woodruff County Road 775 North of State Highway 260.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, the White River at Clarendon was at 28.9 feet. The flood stage is 26.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring and is forecast to continue. The river will slowly fall to near 28.6 feet by Wednesday morning. At 28.0 feet, flooding of cropland and timber will occur. Roads to homes and cabins in lower Maddox Bay off Highway 146 south of Clarendon are impassible.

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