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Black River near Annapolis Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Forecast: 4.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 26, 2016Highest Forecast: 4.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 26, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00PM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 27, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 4.5 ft 1:00PM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00PM Sep 28, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00PM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00PM Sep 29, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Sep 30, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Sep 30, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00PM Sep 30, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00PM Sep 30, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 1:00AM Oct 01, 2016Forecast: 4.4 ft 7:00AM Oct 01, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesANNM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:36AM Sep 26, 2016)Forecast (issued 9:15AM Sep 26)Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Black River near Annapolis are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.38 ft on 11/14/1993
(2) 25.81 ft on 11/19/1985
(3) 21.55 ft on 11/02/1972
(4) 21.54 ft on 10/30/2009
(5) 21.40 ft on 05/13/2002
(6) 20.10 ft on 06/08/1945
(7) 20.06 ft on 03/28/1977
(8) 20.03 ft on 03/19/2008
(9) 19.80 ft on 12/29/2015
(10) 19.63 ft on 02/24/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.80 ft on 12/29/2015
(2) 9.95 ft on 12/24/2015
(3) 9.21 ft on 11/28/2015
(4) 14.59 ft on 11/18/2015
(5) 8.07 ft on 08/11/2015
(6) 12.78 ft on 07/11/2015
(7) 9.46 ft on 06/20/2015
(8) 8.21 ft on 03/27/2015
(9) 8.73 ft on 03/14/2015
(10) 10.84 ft on 08/10/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 08/05/1982
(2) 0.64 ft on 08/22/1983
(3) 0.66 ft on 07/26/1980
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27.38 This is the RECORD FLOOD LEVEL that was reached on November 14 1993.
24.5 The Highway K bridge downstream of the gage begins flooding.
21 Highway 21 at Circle Drive in Lesterville begins flooding.
20.5 One house on Cirle Drive in Lesterville will flood near this height.
17 When the Black River gets to this level, the Highway 21 bridge upstream in Lesterville on the East Fork of the Black River will start flooding about 6 to 8 hours earlier.
14 Flooding begins along County Road 146 Champion Springs Road... the road leading to the gage.
9 County Road 372 will begin flooding near this height.
8 Annapolis Road on the east bank of the Black River south of Lesterville begins flooding close to this height. This is the only road directly connecting Annapolis and Lesterville.
5 Near this height, Peola Road begins flooding along the west bank of the Black River south of Lesterville.
(1) Black River near Annapolis, MO gage house and well
(2) Looking upstream
(3) Looking west
(4) Looking downstream
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Latitude: 37.336111° N, Longitude: 90.788611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 569.72 ft 577.72 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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