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Weekend Storms Bring Minor River Flooding Conditions


After a line of weekend storms moving through the area, 3 rivers in the KASU listening area have been placed under a flood warning until Wednesday.

The Associated Press reports forecasters said residents of Independence, Jackson, and Lawrence counties could be affected by the flooding of the Black River at Black Rock.  Sunday morning, the river was reported to be a little over 15 feet at minor flood stage; just about 1 foot above its 14 feet flood stage.

Also reported at minor flood stage was the White River at Augusta in Woodruff county.  Forecasters predict the river to rise to about 29 feet (or 3 feet above flood stage) by late Wednesday morning before receding.

The Cache River at Patterson was also experiencing minor flooding at just above its 9 feet flood stage.  The weather service predicts the river will peak at about 10 feet by Friday before receding.

Farm grounds along the east bank of the Black River may experience flooding.  Cultivated land in White and Woodruff counties; plus roads at the Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area may also experience flooding.  

The weather service reminds you to turn around, don't drown when encountering a flooded roadway.

Stay up-to-date on the latest flood stages here.

A Northeast Arkansas native from Wynne, I’ve been involved with radio for about 15 years. I got my Bachelor of Arts degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, where I also served as an award-winning News Director for 2 years at KSWH-LP.