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Kansas River at Topeka Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 8:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 8:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 9:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 10:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 10:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 10:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:00AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:15AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:30AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:45AM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:45PM Apr 06, 2020Highest Observation: 6.57 ft at 1:00PM Apr 06, 2020Highest Observation: 6.57 ft at 1:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 10:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 11:00PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:15PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 11:30PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:45PM Apr 06, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:00AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:15AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:30AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 11:45AM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 12:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:00PM Apr 07, 2020Highest Observation: 6.57 ft at 3:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 6:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 7:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 7:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 8:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 9:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:30PM Apr 07, 2020Highest Observation: 6.57 ft at 10:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:00PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:15PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:30PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 11:45PM Apr 07, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:15AM Apr 08, 2020Highest Observation: 6.57 ft at 12:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 12:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 1:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 1:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 8:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 9:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 9:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 10:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 10:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 10:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 10:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 11:00AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 11:15AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 11:30AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 11:45AM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 12:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 2:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 2:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 2:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 2:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 3:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 3:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 4:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 4:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 5:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 6:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 8:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:30PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.51 ft at 9:45PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.5 ft at 10:00PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:15PM Apr 08, 2020Observed: 6.54 ft at 10:30PM Apr 08, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 09, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 09, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 09, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 09, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 11, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 11, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 11, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 11, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 13, 2020Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 13, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesTPAK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:52PM Apr 8, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 9:56AM Apr 8)Latest observed value: 6.54 ft at 10:30 PM CDT 8-Apr-2020. Flood Stage is 26 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Kansas River at Topeka are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 44
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.20 ft on 06/01/1844
(2) 40.80 ft on 07/13/1951
(3) 34.97 ft on 07/24/1993
(4) 33.90 ft on 06/30/1951
(5) 33.00 ft on 06/09/1908
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.15 ft on 06/24/2019
(2) 19.37 ft on 04/05/2017
(3) 25.94 ft on 05/27/2016
(4) 25.90 ft on 06/05/2015
(5) 17.09 ft on 06/10/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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43 Floodwaters overflow West Waterworks levee top.
42 Water tops the levees on north and south banks at the Sardou bridge.
38 Flood waters reach South Topeka Gap at Union Pacific Railroad bridge.
37.5 Floodwaters overflow Union Pacific Railroad lifting bridge west of Topeka Blvd.
37 Flood waters reach base of stoplog gap across Union Pacific Railroad near Ward Martin Creek.
26 River Road under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad bridge begins to flood.
23 Overflow of low-lying rural areas begins west of topeka.
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Latitude: 39.066667° N, Longitude: 95.649444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 29 846.66 ft 872.66 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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