Flooding Reported in Parts of Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK, AR – Heavy rain overnight has triggered flooding in parts of Arkansas.

As of 8:20 a.m. Monday, the following had been reported to the National Weather Service at Little Rock:
  • 4 a.m. – Street flooding in North Little Rock
  • 4 a.m. – 2.51 inches of rain fell at the Hot Springs Airport between 1 and 4 a.m.
  • 3:50 a.m. – 1.79 inches of rain fell at the North Little Rock Airport, most of it after 3 a.m.
  • 1:20 a.m. – Yell County, 2 miles east southeast of Gravelly, south Highway 28 and Little Texas Road blocked by flooding
  • 1:20 a.m. – Yell County, Briggsville, south Highway 28 west of Briggsville blocked by flooding
  • 1:20 a.m. – Yell County, Danville, Highway 80 between the Highway 27 intersection and the county line blocked by flooding in several places
  • 1:20 a.m. – Pike County, Murfreesboro, flash flooding reported
From Garland County this morning, the attached photos were posted on our Facebook page of flooding alongside Lake Hamilton and in the Brady Mountain area near Lake Ouachita.

Attached video: This is at Tahoe Estates in Royal, AR. The 300 block of Iroquois Road, where boats are reported to be stuck to the top of their stationary docks with water still rising. Neighbor’s boat Bimini was lodged to her stationary dock. Video taken by Caroline Magness.

Entergy Arkansas posted the following on its Facebook page for the Lake Hamilton and Lake Catherine Community Monday morning shortly before 10:
The Ouachita Mountain region has been experience a series of flash floods this weekend. At 6:32 am this morning we had to enacted our High Water Notification. Currently we have all the gates opened at Remmel Dam and releasing around 80,000 cfs. Lakes Hamilton is currently at 401.19 and falling. Lake Catherine is at 305.48 and falling. Flow from Blakely Dam was stopped by the Corps of Engineers early this morning. The Big Mazarn Creek, which is our largest source of inflow is dropping. The Little Mazarn Creek, the next highest source of inflow is still rising but we expect for it to turn very soon. There have been reports of minor flooding and numerous loose boats and boat docks. The Ouachita River has experienced substantial additional flow from tributaries below Remmel Dam. Everyone should use extreme caution.

Click here for other information on high water flows.

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