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Buckner Creek near Burdett Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBETK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:33AM Feb 27, 2024)Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Buckner Creek near Burdett are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Hanston Upstream Gauge
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 24.80 ft on 07/13/2007
(2) 24.39 ft on 11/17/1996
(3) 24.09 ft on 09/20/1996
(4) 20.00 ft on 05/10/2019
(5) 19.23 ft on 08/22/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.00 ft on 05/10/2019
(2) 15.90 ft on 07/08/2010
(3) 24.80 ft on 07/13/2007
(4) 19.23 ft on 08/22/2006
(5) 4.71 ft on 08/04/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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22.9 Expect floodwaters to be about one foot deep on Road 232 bridge near the gage site.
21.7 Expect moderate flooding up to 5 feet or more along the lower terraces of Buckner Creek. Move livestock well away from the main channel. The Creekside Cemetery Road along Buckner Creek north of Gray will become inundated by two or more feet of water. Northeast 232 Road and bridge which crosses Buckner Creek north of Gray will become flooded as the river stage passes 21.7 feet.
19 Prepare for first terrace overflows up to 3 feet along the banks of the Buckner Creek. Move livestock away from the main channel. The Creekside Cemetery Road along Buckner Creek north of Gray will become flooded at a stage of 19 feet. The cities of Jetmore and Hanston are not in any immediate danger from this forecasted rise along Buckner Creek.
16 Expect minor first terrace overflows along both banks of the Buckner Creek. For safety, move livestock away from the immediate vicinity of the creek.
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Latitude: 38.162778° N, Longitude: 99.642778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft 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 2098.213 ft 2114.213 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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