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Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 2.99 ft at 3:00AM Feb 01, 2016Highest Observation: 2.99 ft at 4:00AM Feb 01, 2016Highest Observation: 2.99 ft at 5:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.98 ft at 6:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.98 ft at 7:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.98 ft at 8:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:00AM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 1:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 4:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 6:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 7:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00PM Feb 01, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 2:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 6:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 7:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 11:00AM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 6:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 7:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 8:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 9:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 10:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:00PM Feb 02, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.94 ft at 5:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.93 ft at 8:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 9:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:00AM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 1:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 2:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 3:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.91 ft at 5:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 7:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:00PM Feb 03, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 12:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 3:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 4:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:01AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 7:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 7:01AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 8:01AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:00AM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 1:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:00PM Feb 04, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.86 ft at 11:00AM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 12:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 1:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 2:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 4:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 7:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 8:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:00PM Feb 05, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 12:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 1:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 2:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 4:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 5:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.85 ft at 8:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:00AM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 3:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 4:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 9:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 10:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:00PM Feb 06, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 1:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 3:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 4:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 5:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:01AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:01AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:01AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:00AM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 3:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 4:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 9:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:00PM Feb 07, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 12:00AM Feb 08, 2016Observed: 2.81 ft at 1:00AM Feb 08, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJOPM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:04AM Feb 8, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.81 ft at 1:00 AM CST 8-Feb-2016. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

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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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) 23.40 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) 23.40 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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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) Shoal Creek near Joplin River Gage
(2) Looking Downstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site
(3) Looking Upstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site
(4) Wildcat Park, Begins To Flood Near 7.0 Feet
(5) Castle Drive along south bank flooded on 10/10/2009
(6) River Road East of Highway 86 flooded on 10/10/2009
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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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