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Black River continues to rise and cause flooding

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) -

Flooding continues to be an issue across Region 8.

In Pocahontas, the Black River is sitting at 19 feet, according to the National Weather Service, which is considered a flood stage.

No one was out having a picnic on Saturday. Water was all the way up to the parking lot area along with the pavilion.

People in the area said this is nothing new to them. They said this type of flooding happens every spring. 

Carlton Throesch, Jr. and his son drove to the park to take a look at the water. He said he sees it every year.

“Hardly a spring goes by that we don't have an overflow,” Throesch said. “This does look like it's going to be a big one, or a bigger one, not a huge one, seems like they come faster.”

Throesch said he has farm land down the road, and his fields are flooded. He said he had to move his farm equipment to higher ground.

The National Weather Service predicts the Black River will continue to rise to over 20 feet by Sunday.

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