Flood Prone Regions 

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Current gauge readings and flood prone region closures are available by calling AGFC toll-free at
800-440-1477.  Readings are updated by 3 p.m. daily.

  • Closure of flood prone regions is determined by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission personnel using gauges at each location every day by 3 p.m.  When an area is determined to be open or closed, that determination is valid for 24 hours from the date noted. Example:  If the region is marked closed on Monday, it will remain closed to deer hunting until Tuesday at 3 p.m.
  • These reports do not include National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) reports. For information on closures of National Wildlife Refuges, please contact the NWR office or refer to NWR regulations for more information.
  • View Flood Prone Regions Map from the Hunting Guidebook

 

Updated: 1/27/2014 12:13 PM
TitleAreaReasonStatus
Big Lake WMAIncludes Big Lake WMA. Closes to deer hunting when the water level at the Seven Mile Access gauge exceeds 236 msl. Open
Black River Flood Prone RegionIncludes Dave Donaldson Black River WMA.Closes to deer hunting when the Black River gauge at Corning exceeds 11 feet and reopens when it falls below 9.5 feet.Open
Flood Prone Region A
Includes Brushy Creek WMA, Earl Buss Bayou DeView WMA and Whitehall WMA.
Closes to deer hunting when the Cache River gauge at Patterson reaches 12 feet. This restriction is lifted when the Cache River gauge at Patterson falls to or below 11 feet.   Open
Flood Prone Region B
Includes Bayou Des Arc WMA, Departee Creek WMA and Steve N. Wilson Raft Creek Bottoms WMA.
Closes to deer hunting when the White River gauge at Augusta reaches 31 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge at Augusta falls below 30 feet and the White River gauge at Georgetown falls to or below 19 feet. Note: The Bald Knob and Cache River NWRs are closed to deer hunting.
Open
Flood Prone Region C
Closes to deer hunting when the Cache River gauge at Patterson reaches 11 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 9.5 feet. Note: The Cache River NWR is closed to deer hunting.
Open
Flood Prone Region D
Includes Mike Freeze Wattensaw WMA, Benson Creek Natural Area WMA and Sheffield Nelson Dagmar WMA.
Closed to deer hunting when the White River gauge at Clarendon reaches 28 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 27 feet. Note: The Cache River NWR is closed to deer hunting.
Open
Flood Prone Region E  Closes to deer hunting when the White River gauge at St. Charles reaches 26 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 23.5 feet. Open
Flood Prone Region FIncludes portions of Trusten Holder WMACloses to deer hunting when the White River gauge at Graham Burke Outlet reaches 150 feet MSL and the gauge at Lock and Dam No. 1 (Norrel) on the Arkansas River reaches 145 feet MSL. This restriction is lifted when the White River gauge at Graham Burke Outlet falls to or below 148 feet MSL and the gauge at Lock and Dam No. 1 on the Arkansas River falls to or below 143 feet MSL.Open
Flood Prone Region G   Closes to deer hunting when the Mississippi River gauge at Helena reaches 44 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 42 feet. Open
Flood Prone Region HIncludes portions of Trusten Holder WMA Closes to deer hunting when the Mississippi River gauge at Arkansas City reaches 37 feet. This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 35 feet. Open
Flood Prone Region I  Closes to deer hunting when the Mississippi River gauge at Greenville reaches 48 feet.  This restriction is lifted when the gauge falls to or below 46 feet. Open
Freddie Black Choctaw Island WMA Deer Research Area (East Unit)Closes to deer hunting when the Mississippi River gauge at Arkansas City reaches 31 feet and remains closed until the gauge falls to or below 29 feet. Open
Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMAIncludes Henry Gray Hurricane Lake WMA.  Closes to deer hunting when the White River gauge at Augusta exceeds 26 feet and reopens when the White River gauge at Georgetown is below 14 feet. Open
Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA

Includes Rex Hancock Black Swamp WMA.

Closes to deer hunting when the Cache River gauge at Patterson exceeds 10 feet and reopens when the gauge falls below 8.5 feet. Open
Shirey Bay Rainey Brake Flood Prone RegionIncludes Shirey Bay Rainey Brake WMA Closes to deer hunting when the gauge at Black Rock on the Black River reaches 23 feet and reopens when the gauge falls below 19 feet. Open
St. Francis River Flood Prone RegionIncludes St. Francis River Sunken Lands WMA. Closes to deer hunting when the St. Francis River gauge at Oak Donnick reaches 216 msl and reopens when it falls below 215 msl. Open