Water Resources of the United States

PROJECT ALERT NOTICE (AR LA MS TN) Lower Mississippi-Gulf WSC Flood Activities

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2018 09:58:15 EST

Summary: Heavy rainfall during the past week has resulted in mostly minor flooding in parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee and the LMGWSC has been making routine high flow measurements for the past several days.

Four to more than ten inches of rain fell across parts of Arkansas in the five day period ending at 6:00 am on 2/25/2018 (http://www.weather.gov/lzk/rain0218.htm). Currently, several rivers are still exceeding National Weather Service Minor Flood stages and two sites are exceeding Major Flood stages including the Ouachita River at Camden (07362000) gage. The LMGWSC Little Rock office had two crews (4 people) in the field making measurements on the Arkansas River and one crew (one person) making repairs to the Ouachita River at Camden gage which was having battery/solar panel problems. The Little Rock office is not planning any flood related activities today, but will be planning a measurement at the Ouachita River at Camden gage sometime in the next few days and additional measurements at other sites as needed.

Parts of Northern Louisiana, Northwest Mississippi, and West Tennessee received over 5 inches of rain during the last seven days and several rivers exceeded NWS Minor Flood Stages. The LMGWSC Memphis office has had two crews (4 people) in the field over the last few days making routine high flow measurements which will continue over the next few days. The Jackson, MS office will have three crews (6 people) in the field today and the Ruston, LA office will have 3 crews (6 people) in the field day making routine high flow measurements.

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