Anniversary of flooding deaths along Spring River - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Anniversary of flooding deaths along Spring River

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Ten years ago, on Sept. 23, 2006, two people died at a campground in Sharp County because of flooding along the Spring River.

According to the National Weather Service, a series of thunderstorms developed in Region 8 and brought nearly 15 inches of rainfall in portions of Sharp, Randolph, Clay, and Fulton Counties.

The Spring River rose 13 feet in less than 12 hours.  

In January 2007, the city of Hardy began working with the United States Geological Survey to develop a network of stream level and rainfall gauges on the Spring River that serve as an early flood warning system.

Along with that system, several signs have been added in the city. Those signs were added near a low water crossing between Lake Sherwood and the Spring River. 

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