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North Platte River at North Platte Stage (ft)Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:00AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:30AM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:30PM Aug 29, 2014Highest Observation: 4.95 ft at 1:00PM Aug 29, 2014Highest Observation: 4.95 ft at 1:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 5:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 7:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 9:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 9:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 10:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 11:30PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 12:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 12:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.81 ft at 1:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 1:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 2:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 2:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 4:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 5:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 6:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 6:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 7:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 8:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 8:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 10:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:00AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 11:30AM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 12:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 1:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 2:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 2:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 3:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.73 ft at 4:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.72 ft at 5:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.66 ft at 7:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.64 ft at 8:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.63 ft at 8:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.63 ft at 9:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 9:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 10:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 10:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 11:00PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 11:30PM Aug 30, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 4:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 5:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 6:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 7:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 9:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 10:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 11:30AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.61 ft at 12:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 1:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 3:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 4:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 5:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 6:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.58 ft at 7:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.58 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 8:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 9:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 10:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 11:30PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.59 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Nebraska Department of Natural ResourcesNPTN1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:19AM Sep 1, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.59 ft at 12:00 AM CDT 1-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 6 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the North 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:7
Moderate Flood Stage:6.5
Flood Stage:6
Action Stage:5.5

Historical Crests
(1) 7.73 ft on 06/21/2011
(2) 6.71 ft on 06/10/1971
(3) 6.67 ft on 06/28/1983
(4) 6.63 ft on 08/23/1983
(5) 6.54 ft on 03/23/1952
(6) 6.37 ft on 12/01/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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10.8 Flood waters will reach the low steel of Highway 30 bridge located 1 mile east of North Platte.
10 Flood waters will reach the low steel of Highway 83 bridge near North Platte. Flood waters will also reach the low steel of railroad bridge located 2 miles downstream of Highway 83 bridge.
9 Major and widespread flooding along the south bank of the North Platte River. Major and widespread flooding of Rivers Edge Golf Course, properties near west 18th street, Cody Park and residential properties to the north of East 16th Street may occur without proper protection.
8.5 Widespread flooding along the south bank of the North Platte River begins. A dike built along the south bank of the river will protect Rivers Edge Golf Course, properties near west 18th street, Cody Park and residential properties to the north of East 16th Street. Homes and outbuildings north of Darlene Road and Vieyra Drive may be flooded without proper protection.
8 Without proper protection, widespread flooding will continue at Cody Park as flood waters from the boat ramp cross the paved access road along the northwest edge of the park and flood portions of the park.
7.5 Flooding worsens in low lying areas along the south bank of the North Platte River west of Highway 83. Homes and outbuildings north of Darlene Road and Vieyra Drive begin to flood.
7.2 Major and widespread flooding along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Flooding occurs on North Washboard Road to the north and south of North River Road. Major and widespread flooding to residences and outbuildings along and south of North River Road with access to properties significantly impaired. Widespread flooding worsens along the north side of Cody Park.
7 Major and widespread flooding occurs along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to about 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Water encroaches into some residences and outbuildings in this area with access to properties significantly impaired. Major and widespread flooding occurs along the south bank from the Nebraska Game and Parks Recreational Vehicle Campground Site to Cody Park in North Platte.
6.5 Moderate and more widespread flooding of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Water encroachment into some residences property begins along and south of North River Road. Water encroachment into low lying areas of Cody Park worsens.
6 Minor flood stage. Minor flooding of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Minor water intrusions into low lying areas of Cody Park in North Platte begins. People should be cautioned against being in the water along the banks of the river especially near Cody Park.
5.7 Minor overflows of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. People should be cautioned against being in the water along the banks of the river especially near Cody Park.
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Latitude: 41.154167° N, Longitude: 100.758889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2792.14 ft 2798.14 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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