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Missouri River at Atchison Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)ATCK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:46PM Oct 25, 2014)Flood Stage is 22 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Missouri River at Atchison are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:30
Moderate Flood Stage:27
Flood Stage:22
Action Stage:19

Historical Crests
(1) 31.63 ft on 07/26/1993
(2) 31.00 ft on 06/29/2011
(3) 29.83 ft on 06/25/2010
(4) 29.50 ft on 04/23/1952
(5) 29.15 ft on 05/08/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.40 ft on 01/07/1890
(2) 2.20 ft on 12/30/1883
(3) 2.50 ft on 01/01/1884
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30 Levee on the Missouri side of the river near river mile 427 about 4 miles upstream of Atchison is overtopped.
27 River Road in Atchison floods and levees on the Missouri side of the river are overtopped. If the river remains above 27 feet for several days then U.S. Highway 59 and large portions of the floodplain in Missouri flood.
25 A castings plant in Atchison is affected by flood waters.
22 Low-lying areas on the Missouri side of the river begin to flood.
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Latitude: 39.560278° N, Longitude: 95.113611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 22 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 762.2 ft 784.2 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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