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Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.03 ft at 5:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 6:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 7:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 10:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 11:00PM Aug 17, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:00AM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:01AM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:30AM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:00AM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 2:01AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 2:30AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 3:30AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 4:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 4:30AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 5:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 6:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 7:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 8:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 9:00AM Aug 18, 2016Highest Observation: 2.04 ft at 10:00AM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 12:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.03 ft at 1:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 5:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 7:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00PM Aug 18, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 12:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 2:31AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 3:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 3:31AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:31AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 5:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00AM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 4:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:00PM Aug 19, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 12:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:31AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:31AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:31AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 5:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 6:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 8:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 10:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 11:00AM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 12:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 1:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00PM Aug 20, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 2:30AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2.01 ft at 3:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 3:30AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 4:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 4:30AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 5:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 6:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 7:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 2 ft at 9:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:00AM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 6:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:00PM Aug 21, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:01AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:01AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:01AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:31AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:00AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:01AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:30AM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:01PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 7:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00PM Aug 22, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 6:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 7:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 8:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 10:30AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:00AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:30AM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:30PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 4:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 5:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 6:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 7:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 8:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00PM Aug 23, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 4:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 5:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 6:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 10:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:00AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:30AM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.96 ft at 12:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 12:30PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:00PM Aug 24, 2016Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:00PM Aug 24, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJOPM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:19PM Aug 24, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.93 ft at 3:00 PM CDT 24-Aug-2016. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Baxter Springs
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 1.8

Historic Crests
(1) 23.39 ft on 12/28/2015
(2) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(3) 18.28 ft on 03/19/2008
(4) 17.24 ft on 06/11/1995
(5) 16.84 ft on 09/25/1993
(6) 16.80 ft on 05/18/1943
(7) 16.75 ft on 04/26/2011
(8) 16.62 ft on 11/04/1974
(9) 16.45 ft on 04/11/2008
(10) 16.43 ft on 07/03/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.39 ft on 12/28/2015
(2) 15.96 ft on 05/24/2011
(3) 16.75 ft on 04/26/2011
(4) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(5) 6.60 ft on 08/21/2009
(6) 16.45 ft on 04/11/2008
(7) 18.28 ft on 03/19/2008
(8) 13.30 ft on 01/19/2008
(9) 10.34 ft on 06/12/2007
(10) 6.99 ft on 05/11/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.69 ft on 08/25/2012
(2) 1.72 ft on 07/31/2012
(3) 1.83 ft on 10/02/2014
(4) 1.84 ft on 07/17/2012
(5) 1.88 ft on 04/22/2006
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22.7 Approximate level of the one percent chance flood.
18.8 This is the stage reached October 10, 2009.
18.3 This is the level reached in March 2008.
16 Major Flooding Begins at this site. Portions of Shoal Creek Estates Flood.
15 Moderate flooding occurs at this site. Roadways near the river become flooded.
14.5 Silver Creek backs up and floods low lying roadways near the confluence with Shoal Creek.
14 Minor Flooding begins near the gage site. Flood waters innundate Wildcat State Park.
7 Low lying areas in the Wildcat Park Access Area downstream from the gage flood.
Photos
(1) Looking Downstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(2) Looking Upstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(3) Castle Drive along south bank flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.
(4) River Road East of Highway 86 flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.
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Latitude: 37.023056° N, Longitude: 94.516667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 29 886.87 ft 900.87 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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