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Blue River at 71 Highway Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 32.85 ft at 6:16PM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 10:13PM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 32.9 ft at 10:16PM Apr 26, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 2:16AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 6:16AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 33 ft at 9:02AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 9:16AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 10:16AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 33.27 ft at 10:25AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.9 ft at 10:30AM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 2:16PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.85 ft at 6:17PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 33 ft at 8:10PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 8:15PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 33 ft at 8:20PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.85 ft at 8:27PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 10:17PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 11:26PM Apr 27, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 12:17AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 12:59AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 1:17AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 1:26AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 2:00AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 2:07AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 2:17AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 6:17AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 6:28AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 6:44AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 6:51AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.85 ft at 6:58AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 9:26AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.8 ft at 9:31AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 9:36AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.12 ft at 9:52AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 10:00AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.23 ft at 10:05AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.05 ft at 10:11AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.02 ft at 10:17AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.17 ft at 10:22AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.05 ft at 11:45AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.17 ft at 11:51AM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.05 ft at 12:00PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.23 ft at 12:07PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 33.1 ft at 12:13PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.98 ft at 12:45PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 1:56PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 2:17PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 6:17PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 9:51PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 10:17PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 11:20PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 11:32PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 11:56PM Apr 28, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 12:32AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 1:09AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 2:17AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 3:05AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 4:32AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 4:40AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 6:17AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.95 ft at 6:46AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.83 ft at 7:17AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33 ft at 7:24AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 32.88 ft at 7:29AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33 ft at 9:04AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.12 ft at 9:12AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.25 ft at 9:20AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.38 ft at 9:34AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.5 ft at 9:47AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.62 ft at 10:05AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.6 ft at 10:17AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.77 ft at 10:22AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.9 ft at 10:27AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.77 ft at 10:32AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 33.9 ft at 10:37AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 34.08 ft at 10:42AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 34.27 ft at 10:48AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 34.42 ft at 10:53AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 34.65 ft at 10:59AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 34.83 ft at 11:04AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 35.1 ft at 11:09AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 35.27 ft at 11:14AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 35.52 ft at 11:19AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 35.67 ft at 11:24AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 35.8 ft at 11:29AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.05 ft at 11:34AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.3 ft at 11:42AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.42 ft at 11:47AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.65 ft at 11:52AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.77 ft at 11:57AM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 36.98 ft at 12:02PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 37.23 ft at 12:07PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 37.38 ft at 12:12PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 37.6 ft at 12:17PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 37.9 ft at 12:22PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 38.05 ft at 12:27PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 38.23 ft at 12:32PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 38.52 ft at 12:37PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 38.83 ft at 12:42PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 38.98 ft at 12:48PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 39.23 ft at 12:53PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 39.35 ft at 12:58PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 39.6 ft at 1:03PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 39.77 ft at 1:10PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 39.9 ft at 1:15PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.05 ft at 1:20PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.27 ft at 1:25PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.4 ft at 1:34PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.55 ft at 1:39PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.7 ft at 1:44PM Apr 29, 2017Observed: 40.83 ft at 1:52PM Apr 29, 2017Highest Observation: 40.98 ft at 1:57PM Apr 29, 2017KNYM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (2:18PM Apr 29, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 40.98 ft at 1:57 PM CDT 29-Apr-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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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

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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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Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
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