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Missouri River at St. Joseph Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 8.59 ft at 11:00AM Feb 11, 2016Highest Observation: 8.59 ft at 11:15AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.57 ft at 11:30AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.58 ft at 11:45AM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.57 ft at 12:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.57 ft at 12:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.55 ft at 12:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.54 ft at 12:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.57 ft at 1:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.55 ft at 1:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.55 ft at 1:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.53 ft at 1:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.48 ft at 2:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.53 ft at 2:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.5 ft at 2:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.51 ft at 3:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.51 ft at 3:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.51 ft at 3:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.46 ft at 3:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.5 ft at 4:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.47 ft at 4:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.43 ft at 4:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.43 ft at 4:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.47 ft at 5:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 5:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.44 ft at 5:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.43 ft at 5:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.45 ft at 6:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 6:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.45 ft at 6:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.41 ft at 6:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 7:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.41 ft at 7:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 7:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.43 ft at 8:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.44 ft at 8:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.42 ft at 8:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.44 ft at 9:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.37 ft at 9:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.44 ft at 9:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.39 ft at 10:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 10:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.35 ft at 10:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.34 ft at 10:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.34 ft at 11:00PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 11:15PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.35 ft at 11:30PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.36 ft at 11:45PM Feb 11, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 12:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 12:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 12:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 1:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 1:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.34 ft at 1:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 1:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 2:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.28 ft at 2:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 2:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 3:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 3:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 3:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 5:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 6:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 6:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 6:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 7:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 7:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 7:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 7:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 8:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 8:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 8:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 8:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 9:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 9:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.25 ft at 9:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 9:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 10:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 10:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 10:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 10:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:00AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 11:15AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 11:30AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:45AM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 12:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 12:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 12:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 1:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 1:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 1:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 2:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 2:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 3:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 3:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 3:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 3:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 4:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 4:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 4:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 4:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 5:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 5:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.12 ft at 5:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.11 ft at 6:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 6:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 6:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 6:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.12 ft at 7:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 7:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 7:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.13 ft at 8:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.12 ft at 8:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 8:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 9:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 9:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 10:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 10:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 10:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 10:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:00PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 11:15PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:30PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:45PM Feb 12, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 12:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 12:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 12:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 12:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 1:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 1:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 1:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 1:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 2:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 2:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 2:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 2:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 3:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 3:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 3:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 3:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 4:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 4:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 5:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 5:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 6:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 6:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 6:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 7:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 7:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 7:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 7:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.23 ft at 8:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 8:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 8:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 9:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 9:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 9:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 10:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 10:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 10:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:00AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 11:15AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 11:30AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 11:45AM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 12:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 12:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 12:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 1:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.27 ft at 1:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 1:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 1:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 2:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 2:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 2:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 3:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 3:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 3:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 3:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 4:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 4:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.3 ft at 5:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 5:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.28 ft at 5:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.28 ft at 5:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 6:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 6:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 6:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 6:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 7:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 7:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.31 ft at 7:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 7:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 8:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 8:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 8:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.34 ft at 8:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.33 ft at 9:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 9:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.35 ft at 9:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.29 ft at 9:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 10:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 10:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 10:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.32 ft at 10:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.34 ft at 11:00PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 11:15PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 11:30PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 11:45PM Feb 13, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 12:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 12:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 12:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 12:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 1:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 1:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 2:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.16 ft at 2:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 2:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 3:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.14 ft at 3:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.13 ft at 3:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.13 ft at 3:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.24 ft at 4:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 4:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.22 ft at 4:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 5:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 5:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 5:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 5:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.13 ft at 6:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.18 ft at 6:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.2 ft at 6:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 6:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.21 ft at 7:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 7:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.19 ft at 8:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.17 ft at 8:30AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:45AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.1 ft at 9:00AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.12 ft at 9:15AM Feb 14, 2016Observed: 8.1 ft at 9:30AM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 8 ft 12:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 7.9 ft 6:00PM Feb 14, 2016Forecast: 7.8 ft 12:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 7.9 ft 6:00AM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 8 ft 12:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 8.1 ft 6:00PM Feb 15, 2016Forecast: 8.1 ft 12:00AM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 8 ft 6:00AM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 7.8 ft 12:00PM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 7.7 ft 6:00PM Feb 16, 2016Forecast: 7.7 ft 12:00AM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 7.7 ft 6:00AM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 7.7 ft 12:00PM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 7.8 ft 6:00PM Feb 17, 2016Forecast: 7.9 ft 12:00AM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 8 ft 6:00AM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 8.1 ft 12:00PM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 8.2 ft 6:00PM Feb 18, 2016Forecast: 8.3 ft 12:00AM Feb 19, 2016Highest Forecast: 8.4 ft 6:00AM Feb 19, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSJSM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:47AM Feb 14, 2016)ObservedForecast (issued 9:31AM Feb 14)Latest observed value: 8.1 ft at 9:30 AM CST 14-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Missouri River at St. Joseph are issued routinely year-round.

Vertical datum updated to 789.27 ft. NAVD88 or 788.95 ft. NGVD29.  More information - click here

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 32.07 ft on 07/26/1993
(2) 29.97 ft on 06/28/2011
(3) 27.20 ft on 04/29/1881
(4) 26.82 ft on 04/22/1952
(5) 26.17 ft on 06/25/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.18 ft on 07/17/2015
(2) 21.11 ft on 06/16/2015
(3) 22.99 ft on 06/12/2015
(4) 21.47 ft on 06/05/2015
(5) 18.59 ft on 05/17/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.30 ft on 01/18/1957
(2) 0.00 ft on 12/18/1940
(3) 2.12 ft on 12/17/2000
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32 The levee system will likely be overtopped, causing flooding in the town of Elwood and the eastern edge of Wathena.
30 St. Joseph public works building on 3rd Street floods.
24 A residential area in northwest St. Joseph begins to flood.
21 Riverfront Park in St. Joseph begins to flood.
19 Backwater from the Missouri River floods property along the Nodaway river at Nodaway, Missouri.
17 Lowland flooding upstream and downstream from St. Joseph occurs.
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Latitude: 39.753333° N, Longitude: 94.856944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 789.27 ft 806.27 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 788.95 ft 805.95 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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