Danger of More Flooding Lingers in Northeast Arkansas

SEPTEMBER 25, 2006 - Posted at 7:43 a.m. CDT

IMBODEN, AR - Although the storms have moved through the state, the rivers in northeast Arkansas are full and the danger of flooding remains as the water moves downstream.

The Spring River crested at 26.5 feet at Imboden, more than eight feet above flood stage, and was falling.  But the National Weather Service says the Black River at Black Rock in Lawrence County is expected to continue to rise until it reaches 25.5 feet tomorrow.  That's more than 11 feet above flood stage.

At Pocahontas in Randolph County, the river is expected to reach 21.5 feet tomorrow, or more than four feet above flood stage.  And farther south at Patterson in Woodruff County, the Cache River isn't expected to crest until Friday, when it could reach ten feet, or two feet above flood stage.

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