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NOTE:Forecasts for the Chariton River near Chariton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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near Chariton
Flood Stage: 19.5 Feet
Latest Stage: 6.6
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Chariton River near Chariton

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:29
Moderate Flood Stage:26
Flood Stage:19.5
Action Stage:16

Historical Crests
(1) 29.32 ft on 09/15/1992
(2) 23.14 ft on 07/04/1981
(3) 23.00 ft on 03/01/1960
(4) 22.60 ft on 07/05/1993
(5) 21.65 ft on 06/05/1947
(6) 20.84 ft on 06/02/1980
(7) 20.74 ft on 10/09/1982
(8) 20.35 ft on 06/14/1976
(9) 20.33 ft on 07/28/2008
(10) 20.31 ft on 06/04/1980
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Chariton

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Chariton



NOTE:Forecasts are not available for the Chariton River at Rathbun Reservoir. Only observed stages are available for this point.

NOTE:Forecasts are not available for the Chariton River at Rathbun Tail. Only observed stages are available for this point.

NOTE:Forecasts for the Chariton River near Moulton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
at Rathbun Reservoir
Flood Stage: Not Available
Latest Stage: 904.86
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Chariton River at Rathbun Reservoir

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Not Available

Historical Crests
(1) 927.16 ft on 07/28/1993
(2) 910.39 ft on 05/17/2002


at Rathbun Tail
Flood Stage: Not Available
Latest Stage: 2.21
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Chariton River at Rathbun Tail

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Not Available

Historical Crests
(1) 25.30 ft on 03/31/1960
(2) 24.00 ft on 05/22/1959
(3) 23.10 ft on 11/04/1961
(4) 23.09 ft on 09/15/1961
(5) 22.98 ft on 09/22/1965
(6) 21.54 ft on 06/23/1967
(7) 21.24 ft on 08/24/2007
(8) 19.90 ft on 03/06/1963
(9) 19.22 ft on 06/24/1964
(10) 17.80 ft on 07/16/1982
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near Moulton
Flood Stage: 36 Feet
Latest Stage: 18.76
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Chariton River near Moulton

available from
NWS Des Moines, IA.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:38
Moderate Flood Stage:37
Flood Stage:36
Action Stage:33

Historical Crests
(1) 45.00 ft on 06/01/1947
(2) 37.94 ft on 08/25/2007
(3) 37.12 ft on 07/21/2010
(4) 36.83 ft on 07/16/1982
(5) 36.17 ft on 07/05/1981
(6) 35.81 ft on 07/09/2008
(7) 35.64 ft on 06/27/2011
(8) 35.17 ft on 06/04/1980
(9) 35.12 ft on 05/27/1996
(10) 34.60 ft on 05/24/1995
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Moulton

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Moulton



NOTE:Forecasts for the Chariton River near Novinger are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
near Novinger
Flood Stage: 20 Feet
Latest Stage: 0.32
Current Warnings/Statements/Advisories:
Complete information about
the Chariton River near Novinger

available from
NWS Pleasant Hill/Kansas City, MO.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:26
Moderate Flood Stage:23
Flood Stage:20
Action Stage:15

Historical Crests
(1) 28.60 ft on 06/01/1917
(2) 28.50 ft on 06/07/1947
(3) 28.44 ft on 07/25/2008
(4) 28.36 ft on 07/21/2010
(5) 26.66 ft on 06/20/1950
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Probabilistic Stage Forecast for Novinger

Stage Exceedance Forecast for Novinger


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