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Blue River at 63rd Street Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 28.59 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.45 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.37 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.23 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.43 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.23 ft at 11:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.43 ft at 11:35PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 28.13 ft at 12:10AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.39 ft at 12:20AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.15 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.37 ft at 1:35AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.31 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.27 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.01 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.23 ft at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.17 ft at 10:05AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 27.95 ft at 11:55AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.15 ft at 1:10PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.13 ft at 2:05PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 28.01 ft at 6:05PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 27.95 ft at 10:05PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 27.93 ft at 2:05AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 27.89 ft at 6:10AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 27.91 ft at 10:10AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 28.11 ft at 1:55PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 28.11 ft at 2:10PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 28.35 ft at 3:10PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 28.57 ft at 3:50PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 28.85 ft at 4:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 29.05 ft at 5:05PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 29.25 ft at 5:40PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 29.39 ft at 6:10PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 29.59 ft at 6:50PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 29.81 ft at 7:50PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 30.01 ft at 8:45PM Jan 17, 2020Highest Observation: 30.21 ft at 9:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 30.19 ft at 10:10PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 30.03 ft at 2:15AM Jan 18, 2020Observed: 29.83 ft at 4:40AM Jan 18, 2020Observed: 29.83 ft at 6:15AM Jan 18, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKAYM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:33AM Jan 18, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 29.83 ft at 6:15 AM CST 18-Jan-2020. Flood Stage is 48 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Blue River at 63rd Street 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: 55
Moderate Flood Stage: 53
Flood Stage: 48
Action Stage: 41
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54.12 ft on 05/15/1990
(2) 52.92 ft on 09/13/1961
(3) 51.12 ft on 11/17/1928
(4) 49.92 ft on 07/10/1993
(5) 49.82 ft on 05/16/1995

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 49.82 ft on 05/16/1995
(2) 49.92 ft on 07/10/1993
(3) 54.12 ft on 05/15/1990
(4) 52.92 ft on 09/13/1961
(5) 51.12 ft on 11/17/1928

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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55.6 Water approaches the railroad tracks on the west side of the river.
52.3 Water enters a manufacturing plant on Colorado Street.
49 Water approaches 59th Street.
48 Low-lying areas in the vicinity of 63rd Street begin to flood.
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Latitude: 39.013889° N, Longitude: 94.525000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 48 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 721.78 ft 769.78 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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