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Blue River at 71 Highway Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.82 ft at 11:50AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.14 ft at 11:55AM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.14 ft at 12:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.24 ft at 12:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.44 ft at 12:20PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.32 ft at 12:35PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.54 ft at 12:40PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 12:55PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 1:05PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 1:10PM May 15, 2022Highest Observation: 6.86 ft at 1:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 1:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 1:50PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 2:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:05PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:50PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.62 ft at 2:55PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.5 ft at 3:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.36 ft at 3:35PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.26 ft at 3:55PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.14 ft at 4:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6 ft at 4:20PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.9 ft at 4:35PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.78 ft at 5:05PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.68 ft at 5:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.58 ft at 5:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.52 ft at 5:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:50PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.28 ft at 6:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.38 ft at 6:20PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.2 ft at 6:25PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.2 ft at 6:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:40PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:55PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.78 ft at 7:35PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.64 ft at 8:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:05PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.64 ft at 8:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:55PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:35PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.48 ft at 10:10PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:50PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:25PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.5 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 11:50PM May 15, 2022Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:05AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 1:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 1:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.42 ft at 1:55AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.38 ft at 2:55AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.26 ft at 4:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 4:25AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 5:40AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 6:05AM May 16, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 6:35AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.88 ft at 7:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:50AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.78 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 10:20AM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.66 ft at 5:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:05PM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 10:10PM May 16, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 4:20AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 6:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.34 ft at 7:35AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.32 ft at 8:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.22 ft at 9:05AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.26 ft at 9:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:15PM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.26 ft at 5:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.3 ft at 9:45PM May 17, 2022Observed: 3.28 ft at 10:10PM May 17, 2022KNYM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (11:48AM May 18, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.28 ft at 10:10 PM CDT 17-May-2022. Flood Stage is 27 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: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 36
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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38 Significant flooding of structures unprotected by levees.
36 85th Street begins to flood.
27 Flooding begins to affect South Hickman Mills Road and Blue River Road.
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Latitude: 38.971944° N, Longitude: 94.547778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 27 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 751.157 ft 778.157 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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