Flood Warning Issued For Parts Of Ouachita River In Arkansas

Jan 25, 2016

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning along the Ouachita River in southern Arkansas.

Forecasters in Little Rock said Sunday that the warning will continue through Wednesday and includes parts of the river in Calhoun, Ouachita, Bradley and Union counties.

At 6 a.m. Sunday the river's stage at Thatcher was 82.2 feet and flood stage is 79 feet. Forecasters say minor flooding is already occurring and the river's level is expected to continue to rise through early Tuesday afternoon.

At Camden, the river's stage was 26.5 feet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday and flood stage is 26 feet. River stages were forecast to rise to near 27.0 feet overnight.

Forecasters say river stages are based on current conditions and rainfall predictions over the next 12 hours.