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Blue River at 71 Highway Stage (ft)KNYM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:18PM Aug 17, 2017)Flood Stage is 61 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Blue River at 71 Highway are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Bannister Road Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at 63rd Street
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 68
Moderate Flood Stage: 66
Flood Stage: 61
Action Stage: 54
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 65.75 ft on 09/13/1961
(2) 65.15 ft on 05/15/1990
(3) 63.15 ft on 06/09/1984

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 65.15 ft on 05/15/1990
(2) 63.15 ft on 06/09/1984
(3) 65.75 ft on 09/13/1961

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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66 Floodwater approaches a major business complex on Hickman Mills Drive. The parking lot of the business may be flooded and water may reach the building.
61 Low-lying areas in the vicinity of Hickman Mills Drive, 85th Street, and 71 Highway begin to flood.
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Latitude: 38.972222° N, Longitude: 94.547778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 61 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 722.9 ft 783.9 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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1803 N. 7 Hwy
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
(816) 540-6021
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