AUGUSTA, Ark. (AP) - National Weather Service forecasters are backing off an earlier warning of a "major agricultural disaster" along the White River in eastern Arkansas.
A flood warning is still in effect for the river at Augusta, which is at 27.6 feet, or a foot and a half above flood level.
Forecasters originally predicted the river to rise to 30 feet by Thursday, which they say could have caused an agricultural disaster.
A Monday-morning projection estimates 29.5 feet, which could still flood thousands of acres in White and Woodruff Counties. However, forecasters say they expect that projection to drop even further.
Forecasters also issued a flood warning for the Cache River near Patterson and the Petit Jean River at Danville.
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