The Flood Warning continues for the Ouachita River at Thatcher lock and dam near Calion. * Until further notice...or until the warning is cancelled. * At 7:00 am Saturday the stage was 81.6 feet. * Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast. * Flood stage is 79.0 feet. * Forecast...the river will continue rising to near 82.0 feet by Monday morning. * 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.
Fld observed forecast 7am location stg stg day time sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
Ouachita River Thatcher l 79 81.6 Sat 07 am 81.8 82.0 81.8 81.6 81.1
Lat...Lon 3311 9223 3323 9236 3329 9261 3338 9247 3333 9226 3322 9212