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Missouri River at Rulo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 13.47 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.41 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.44 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.45 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.43 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.38 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 13.41 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.42 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.43 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.41 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.38 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.4 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.34 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.39 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.42 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.37 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.37 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.37 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.35 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.32 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.32 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.36 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.34 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.34 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.32 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.33 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.3 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.31 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.3 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.29 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.3 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.26 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.27 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.28 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.25 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.24 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 5:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 6:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 6:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 7:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 7:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 8:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 8:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 9:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 9:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 10:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 10:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 11:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 11:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 12:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 12:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 3:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.22 ft at 5:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 5:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.23 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.2 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 7:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 7:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.21 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.19 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.15 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.18 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.17 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.16 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.13 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 1:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 1:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.05 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 2:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 2:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 3:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 3:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.05 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 4:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 4:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.04 ft at 5:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.05 ft at 5:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 6:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.04 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.04 ft at 6:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.04 ft at 7:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.01 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.03 ft at 7:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 8:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 8:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 9:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 9:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 10:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.04 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 10:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 11:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 11:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 12:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 1:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 1:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.08 ft at 2:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 2:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.14 ft at 3:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 3:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.12 ft at 4:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 4:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.11 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.09 ft at 5:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 13.1 ft at 5:30PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 13 ft 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 13 ft 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 13.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 13.1 ft 1:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 13 ft 7:00PM Oct 26, 2014Forecast: 13 ft 1:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 13 ft 7:00AM Oct 27, 2014Forecast: 12.9 ft 1:00PM Oct 27, 2014Jump to USGS websiteRULN1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:01PM Oct 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:26AM Oct 22)Latest observed value: 13.1 ft at 5:30 PM CDT 22-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 17 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 Missouri River at Rulo are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:25.6
Moderate Flood Stage:21
Flood Stage:17
Action Stage:15

Historical Crests
(1) 27.26 ft on 06/27/2011
(2) 26.63 ft on 06/23/2010
(3) 25.60 ft on 04/22/1952
(4) 25.37 ft on 07/24/1993
(5) 25.09 ft on 05/07/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.19 ft on 12/25/1990
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30 Widespread flooding ensues as federal levees begin to be overtopped.
27.26 Significant flooding will encompass a very large area similar to what was experienced in 2011.
26 At this level the levee protecting Big Lake may be overtopped.
21 Several riverfront cabins and possibly a cafe in an area known as Camp Rulo flood. These sites are located on the Nebraska side near Highway 159 bridge.
17 The left bank overflows onto agricultural lowlands on the Missouri side of the river.
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(1) Looking upstream (June 2014)
(2) Looking downstream (June 2014)
(3) Looking upstream from Highway 159 (June 2014)
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Latitude: 40.053611° N, Longitude: 95.421944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 29 837.23 ft 854.23 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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