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Missouri River at Brownville Stage (ft)Forecast: 27 ft 12:00AM Dec 02, 2015Highest Forecast: 27.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 27 ft 12:00PM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 26.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 02, 2015Forecast: 26.7 ft 12:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 26.5 ft 6:00AM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 26.4 ft 12:00PM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 26.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 03, 2015Forecast: 26.2 ft 12:00AM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 26.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 25.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 25.7 ft 6:00PM Dec 04, 2015Forecast: 25.5 ft 12:00AM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 25.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 25.2 ft 12:00PM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 25.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 05, 2015Forecast: 25.1 ft 12:00AM Dec 06, 2015Forecast: 25.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 06, 2015Jump to USGS siteBRON1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:30PM Dec 1, 2015)Forecast (issued 9:31AM Dec 1)Flood Stage is 33 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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 Brownville are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 38.5
Flood Stage: 33
Action Stage: 31.5
Low Stage (in feet): 16.5

Historic Crests
(1) 44.79 ft on 06/23/2011
(2) 44.30 ft on 07/24/1993
(3) 42.89 ft on 06/23/2010
(4) 41.20 ft on 06/15/1984
(5) 40.70 ft on 04/17/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.42 ft on 06/25/2014
(2) 35.79 ft on 05/31/2013
(3) 31.63 ft on 04/15/2012
(4) 44.79 ft on 06/23/2011
(5) 42.89 ft on 06/23/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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46.8 This level represents a flood that has a 0.2-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
44.3 This level represents a flood that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
44 Water nears the top of the federal levees on both sides of the river.
43 A portion of the federal levee along the Missouri side will be near overtopping. If overtopped this flooding will impact a significant portion of Interstate 29 and Highway 136.
39.5 The access road to the power plant begins flooding.
33 Lowlands on both banks begin to flood.
16.5 Water intake structures along this stretch of the river begin to be monitored for possible exposure.
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Latitude: 40.398889° N, Longitude: 95.653333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 33 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 29 860 ft 893 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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