Monday Red River Flood Update

Red River at Hwy. 259 Pecan Point 6/1/15
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U.S. 259 Pecan Point N. of Dekalb – CLOSED

Currently at forecast high of 34.9.  Forecast to remain above 34 feet past June 6.

Highway 8/41 between New Boston, Texas and Foreman, Ark. – CLOSED

Texarkana Area

  • FM 559 from FM 1397 at Wamba to end of maintenance.
  • FM 2253 from approximately two miles north of FM 2148 to FM 559.
  • Akins Rd.
  • Other roadways in the Red River Basin may be closed before the floodwaters crest during the next few days. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when traveling on any roadways in the river basin.

Highway 71 Index Bridge – CLOSED

Currently at forecast high of around 31 feet with water starting to recede Thursday.

  • 34.25 – feet – Record flooding of tens of thousands of acres will take place.
  • 32 – feet – this stage, the U.S. highway 71 Index bridge will likely need to be closed and traffic rerouted. Also there will be widespread inundation of thousand of acres of farmland.
  • 31.5 ¬†– feet – A 24 hour flood watch will commence at the Index bridge on U.S. highway 71. The bridge is in danger of being overtopped and closed.
  • 29 – General inundation of farm and grazing lowlands will occur. Ranchers should have completed evacuation of cattle and equipment to higher ground. Expect water to creek well up on levee systems.
  • 27 – General inundation of farm and grazing lowlands will occur. Ranchers should have completed evacuation of cattle and equipment to higher ground.
  • 25 – Considerable flooding of lowland farm and grazing land will take place. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment to higher ground.
  • 24 – The red river is at bankfull with some minor flooding of low pastures. Ranchers are advised to move cattle to higher ground.
  • 19.5 – Considerable backwater flooding will take place on Walnut Bayou at its confluence with the Red River to near Tom, Oklahoma.

U.S. 67 & I-30 at Fulton – OPEN

Currently at 29.57 feet heading for 32.1 feet by Thursday.

  • 37.5 Record flooding with tens of thousands acres inundated. The town of Fulton is flooded and evacuated at this point.
  • 36.5 Overflow and topping of levees both upstream and downstream from Fulton takes place.
  • 36 Us highway 67 is flooded and closed at fulton. Thousands of acres of farmland are flooded.
  • 32 Farmers and ranchers highly advised to evacuate cattle and machinery to higher ground in the Little River valley below Millwood lake to the confluence of the Little and Red rivers.
  • 30 Considerable lowland flooding will take place. Ranchers advised to evacuate livestock and equipment away from the river. Ranchers should move cattle and equipment in the Little River area from below Millwood lake to its confluence with the Red River just west of Fulton.
  • 29 Lowland flooding will continue to decrease and end between the levees.
  • 28 Considerable flooding will increase in the area between the levees.
  • 27 Slight overflow begins in the area between the levees at Fulton but this flooding is considered minor at this point.

Garland, Arkansas Highway 82 – OPEN

Red River Garland, Arkansas at Highway 82 Sunday morning. Forecast for at least another 4 feet.

Posted by TXK Today on Sunday, May 31, 2015

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