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Little Blue River (MO) at Knobtown Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.12 ft at 6:27AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.02 ft at 9:57AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.04 ft at 10:27AM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.06 ft at 2:28PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.09 ft at 6:29PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 10:29PM Oct 19, 2017Observed: 8.06 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:31AM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.01 ft at 2:32PM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.07 ft at 6:32PM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.12 ft at 10:33PM Oct 20, 2017Observed: 8.12 ft at 2:34AM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.13 ft at 6:34AM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.13 ft at 10:35AM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.16 ft at 2:36PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.21 ft at 6:36PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.32 ft at 9:47PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.38 ft at 10:37PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.53 ft at 11:12PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.7 ft at 11:17PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 8.91 ft at 11:22PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 9.06 ft at 11:27PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 9.16 ft at 11:32PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 9.27 ft at 11:37PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 9.37 ft at 11:47PM Oct 21, 2017Observed: 9.48 ft at 12:07AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 9.6 ft at 12:52AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 9.76 ft at 1:07AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 1:17AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.04 ft at 1:27AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.15 ft at 1:37AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.26 ft at 1:47AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.38 ft at 2:07AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.48 ft at 2:38AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.58 ft at 3:33AM Oct 22, 2017Observed: 10.69 ft at 3:58AM Oct 22, 2017Highest Observation: 10.81 ft at 4:23AM Oct 22, 2017KBNM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:02AM Oct 22, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 10.81 ft at 4:23 AM CDT 22-Oct-2017. Flood Stage is 27 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Blue River (MO) at Knobtown 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: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 36.50 ft on 10/02/1986
(2) 30.70 ft on 05/19/2004 (P)

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 30.70 ft on 05/19/2004 (P)
(2) 36.50 ft on 10/02/1986

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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34 Businesses along 350 Highway at Knobtown begin to flood.
31.7 The eastbound lane of 350 Highway at Knobtown is overtopped.
30 Baseball fields at the Little Blue Trace Recreation Area flood.
28 Buildings along Little Blue Road in the Little Blue Community are threatened by flooding.
27 Low-lying areas adjacent to the river flood.
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Latitude: 38.964167° N, Longitude: 94.426667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 27 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 29 766.71 ft 793.71 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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