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South Platte River at North Platte Stage (ft)NPSN1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:50PM Aug 31, 2015)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Preliminary crest was recorded at 14.4 feet, about 19,100 cfs, at North Platte, early Monday morning, September 23, 2013.

NOTE: Forecasts for the South Platte River at North Platte 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 14.40 ft on 09/23/2013 (P)
(2) 14.02 ft on 06/03/1935
(3) 13.30 ft on 05/18/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.30 ft on 05/18/2015 (P)
(2) 14.40 ft on 09/23/2013 (P)
(3) 8.51 ft on 06/25/2012 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 01/04/1949

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18.5 Low steel of the Highway 83 bridge.
18.3 Water may begin to enter the Sonic parking lot.
17 Water may reach the Quality Inn and Pizza Hut parking lots.
15 Major flood stage. Flooding of homes is possible along the South Platte River in and around the City of North Platte. Water is likely to back up into storm drains throughout the city of North Platte.
14 Moderate flood stage. Flooding of yards and basements may occur along the South Platte River. Water may flow over Buffalo Bill Road just north of the South Platte River Bridge. Water may continue to back up in storm drains in the City of North Platte.
13.5 Water may begin to flow over Buffalo Bill Road just north of the South Platte River bridge.
13 Flood Stage. Flooding of yards and roads may occur around Hidden Lakes. Most of Iron Eagle Golf Course becomes submerged. Backwash may occur into sewer and storm drains in city of North Platte.
12.8 Backwash may occur into sewer and storm drains in city of North Platte.
12 Flooding occurs on the north and east end of Iron Eagle Golf Course along the bank of the South Platte River.
10 Ponding of water and flooding of low lying areas at Iron Eagle Golf Course.
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Latitude: 41.118056° N, Longitude: 100.772778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2787.73 ft 2800.73 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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North Platte Weather Forecast Office
5250 E. Lee Bird Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
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