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River Levels Now Above 2015, 1990, 1927, and 1941 Floods

FORT SMITH, Ark. — The Arkansas River’s crest is now expected to take place Wednesday (May 28) morning. The Arkansas State Emergency Operations Cent...

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- The Arkansas River's crest is now expected to take place Wednesday (May 28) morning.

The Arkansas State Emergency Operations Center went into full activation due to the historic flooding.

River levels are now (May 26, 12 PM) at 37.85 feet, breaking the 2015, 1990, 1927, and 1941 floods.

The highest ever recorded levels of the Arkansas River was 38.10 feet in 1945.