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Missouri River at Oahe Dam Pool (ft)Highest Observation: 1614.66 ft at 12:00AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 1614.17 ft at 12:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 1613.97 ft at 12:00AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 1613.8 ft at 12:00AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 1613.78 ft at 12:00AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 1613.6 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1613.59 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1613.4 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1613.25 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1613.4 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2019PIES2(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (2:00PM Oct 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1613.4 ft at 12:00 AM CDT 20-Oct-2019.
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Missouri River at Oahe Dam. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1660
Moderate Flood Stage: 1644
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 1607.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,619.68 ft on 06/26/2011
(2) 1,618.71 ft on 06/25/1995
(3) 1,618.70 ft on 06/25/1996
(4) 1,618.60 ft on 05/01/1997
(5) 1,618.50 ft on 05/14/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,619.68 ft on 06/26/2011
(2) 1,617.90 ft on 07/01/2010
(3) 1,613.90 ft on 06/01/2009
(4) 1,594.30 ft on 12/01/2008
(5) 1,583.20 ft on 06/01/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Latitude: 44.458333° N, Longitude: 100.390278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 Not Available Not Available 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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