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Flood Warning
Issued: 6:52 PM CST Feb. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Flood Warning extended until Friday morning... the Flood Warning
continues for
the White River at Newport.
* Until Friday morning... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Sunday the stage was 27.6 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 26.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to below flood stage by
Thursday morning.
* Impacts at 28.0 feet... Bateman levee may be threatened with
overtopping. State Highway 14 east of Newport at Village Creek
could be flooded by backwater. State Highway 14 west of Newport is
flooded. State Highway 69 in Independence County may be flooded.
Flooding up Village Creek extends to eastern portions of Newport.
Extensive flooding of cropland in Jackson and Independence County
along the white and the lower Black River. River crested slightly
above 28 feet in December 2001 and March 2002.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed crest time date

Lower White River
Newport 26 27.6 sun 06 PM 27.3 26.9 26.5 falling




Lat... Lon 3537 9150 3550 9141 3570 9140 3564 9128
3548 9127 3534 9136






647 PM CST sun Feb 17 2019

The Flood Warning continues for
the Black River at Black Rock.
* Until further notice... or until the warning is cancelled.
* At 6:00 PM Sunday the stage was 23.2 feet.
* Minor flooding is occurring and minor flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 14.0 feet.
* Forecast... the river will continue to fall to a stage of 22.7 feet
by Tuesday morning.
* Impacts at 24.0 feet... thousands of acres of cropland and pastures
flooded. State Highway 37 in Independence County east of Cord may
be flooded. Water rises into low lying streets in Powhatan. Ball
Park and boat ramp area in Black Rock floods.


             Fld observed forecast 6 am crest
location stg stg day time Mon Tue Wed crest time date

Black River
Black Rock 14 23.2 sun 06 PM 23.1 22.7 22.2 falling




Lat... Lon 3570 9140 3591 9125 3612 9115 3610 9101
3588 9110 3564 9128