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Meramec River near Steelville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.69 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 8:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSEEM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:35AM Oct 23, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.54 ft at 10:00 AM CDT 23-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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 Meramec River near Steelville 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:25
Moderate Flood Stage:20
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 27.22 ft on 07/27/1998
(2) 26.84 ft on 03/19/2008
(3) 26.50 ft on 08/20/1915
(4) 26.15 ft on 06/18/1985
(5) 25.60 ft on 12/04/1982
(6) 24.20 ft on 06/09/1945
(7) 24.10 ft on 10/27/1919
(8) 23.90 ft on 06/26/1935
(9) 23.20 ft on 11/15/1993
(10) 23.00 ft on 01/30/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -1.80 ft on 09/20/1931
(2) 0.40 ft on 07/22/1934
(3) 1.24 ft on 09/03/2007
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27 The front porch of the office at Lucky Clover campgrounds begins flooding.
25.8 Hotel rooms at Ozark Outdoors off Highway H (Cave Road) begin to flood. If inflow from the Huzzah is low...it will take a higher stage at Steelville to flood these rooms.
25.4 Water reaches the base of the railroad bridge at the gauging site.
24 The store and the pool at the Rafting Company just south of the Highway 19 bridge begins to flood.
23 Water begins flooding the cottages at The Rafting Company campgrounds near this height.
22 At Lucky Clover campgrounds...the pavilion is flooded and the campgrounds are evacuated and closed.
21 Water begins flooding the lodge rooms at The Rafting Company near this height. Water begins backing into the natural entrance of Onondaga Cave near this height. However...if the inflow from the Huzzah is low...it will take a higher Steelville stage to flood the cave.
20 A levee along the left bank upsstream of the Highway 19 bridge is overtopped near this height, flooding the campgrounds at Lucky Clover Resort.
18.5 Campgrounds at Bird's Nest Lodge begin to flood.
18 The lower basic loop of the campground at Onondaga Cave State Park begins to flood near this height. If inflow from the Huzzah is low...this campground flooding will require a higher stage at Steelville.
14 Near this height, roads to the Lucky Clover campgrounds begin to flood.
12.5 The entrance gate to the campground at Onondaga Cave State Park off Highway H begins to flood near this height.
12 Agricultural and recreational areas along the right bank flood. At Adventure Outdoors west of Steelville, the store begins to flood near this height.
9 At Adventure Outdoors west of Steelville, the campgrounds become flooded near this height.
4 At this height, the top of a low water bridge near Adventure Outdoors west of Steelville begins flooding.
Photos
(1) Birds Nest bridge near the Steelville gage on March 19, 2008.
(2) Looking southeast at the The Rafting Company store on 19 March 2008 at 26.6 ft.
(3) Looking northeast at The Rafting Company store on 19 March 2008 at 26.6 feet.
(4) Looking east at The Rafting Company store on 19 March 2008 at a gage height of 26.6 feet.
(5) Looking northwest at the Lucky Clover Resort on 19 March 2008 at 26.6 ft.
(6) Pressure transducer and data collection platform at the Steelville gage.
(7) Upper sectional staff gage on the Meramec River near Steelville, Missouri.
(8) Middle sectional staff gage on the Meramec River near Steelville, Missouri.
(9) Lower sectional staff gage on the Meramec River near Steelville, Missouri.
(10) Steelville Looking Upstream
(11) Steelville Looking Downstream
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Latitude: 37.998611° N, Longitude: 91.360833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 29 681.68 ft 693.68 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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