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Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:00PM Dec 06, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 4:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 5:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 8:00AM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:00AM Dec 07, 2017Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 10:00AM Dec 07, 2017Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 11:00AM Dec 07, 2017Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 12:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.72 ft at 2:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 4:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:31PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:31PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:31PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 9:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 10:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:00PM Dec 07, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:00AM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:30PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:00PM Dec 08, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:00AM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:31PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:31PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:31PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 10:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:00PM Dec 09, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:00AM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:31PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:31PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:31PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:00PM Dec 10, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 5:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:00AM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:30PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:30PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:30PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:00PM Dec 11, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 6:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 11:00AM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:01PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:01PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:01PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 9:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:00PM Dec 12, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 12:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 7:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 9:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 10:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:00AM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 7:00PM Dec 13, 2017Observed: 1.65 ft at 8:00PM Dec 13, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJOPM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:06PM Dec 13, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.65 ft at 8:00 PM CST 13-Dec-2017. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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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: Gauge readings may be inaccurate during periods of extreme cold.

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) 23.39 ft on 12/28/2015
(2) 22.61 ft on 04/30/2017 (P)
(3) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(4) 18.28 ft on 03/19/2008
(5) 17.24 ft on 06/11/1995
(6) 16.84 ft on 09/25/1993
(7) 16.80 ft on 05/18/1943
(8) 16.70 ft on 04/26/2011
(9) 16.62 ft on 11/04/1974
(10) 16.45 ft on 04/11/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.61 ft on 04/30/2017 (P)
(2) 23.39 ft on 12/28/2015
(3) 15.96 ft on 05/24/2011
(4) 16.70 ft on 04/26/2011
(5) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(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) 12.98 ft on 01/06/2005
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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) 1.85 ft on 09/08/2016
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23.39 This is the record crest set on December 28, 2015.
22.7 This is the approximate level of the one percent chance flood.
22.61 This is the crest set on April 30, 2017.
22 Reddings Mill Water Treatment Plant floods.
18.8 This is the stage reached October 10, 2009.
18.3 This is the level reached in March 2008.
17.8 Castle Drive on the southwest side of Shoal Creek across from the gage site floods.
16.5 The Jackson Street Low Water Bridge at Glendale Road near I-44 floods and becomes impassable.
16 Major Flooding Begins at this site. Portions of Shoal Creek Estates Flood.
15 Moderate flooding occurs at this site. Portions of Shoal Cliff Drive flood.
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.
11.5 River Road near Shoal Creek Estates floods.
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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