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Blue River at 71 Highway Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 36.1 ft at 6:25PM Jan 24, 2020Highest Observation: 36.23 ft at 6:45PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 36.1 ft at 6:55PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 36.1 ft at 8:10PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 36.02 ft at 9:10PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 35.9 ft at 9:50PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 35.85 ft at 12:10AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.73 ft at 2:20AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.7 ft at 3:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.75 ft at 4:10AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.6 ft at 5:25AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.45 ft at 9:15AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 11:20AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.42 ft at 11:35AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.4 ft at 12:10PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 2:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.38 ft at 2:15PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 3:20PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.4 ft at 3:25PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.42 ft at 8:10PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 11:50PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 35.38 ft at 12:10AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.35 ft at 1:10AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.35 ft at 1:35AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 4:10AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 8:10AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 8:50AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 34.98 ft at 11:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 11:45AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 34.98 ft at 11:55AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 12:05PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 12:10PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 34.98 ft at 12:55PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 1:10PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 34.98 ft at 1:50PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 2:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.12 ft at 4:10PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 6:30PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.23 ft at 8:10PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.35 ft at 9:25PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 35.38 ft at 12:10AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.38 ft at 4:10AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.4 ft at 8:10AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 8:35AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.23 ft at 10:10AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 11:50AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.25 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.1 ft at 12:05PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 12:10PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.15 ft at 12:15PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 12:20PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.15 ft at 12:30PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.33 ft at 12:35PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.17 ft at 12:40PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 12:45PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.42 ft at 2:15PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.3 ft at 2:45PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.42 ft at 3:05PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.4 ft at 4:10PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.4 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.27 ft at 5:05PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 35.35 ft at 5:20PM Jan 27, 2020KNYM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (6:18PM Jan 27, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 35.35 ft at 5:20 PM CST 27-Jan-2020. 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 48 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) 68.08 ft on 08/22/2017
(2) 65.75 ft on 09/13/1961
(3) 65.15 ft on 05/15/1990
(4) 63.63 ft on 07/27/2017
(5) 63.15 ft on 06/09/1984

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 68.08 ft on 08/22/2017
(2) 63.63 ft on 07/27/2017
(3) 65.15 ft on 05/15/1990
(4) 63.15 ft on 06/09/1984
(5) 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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NWS stage 0 ft 61 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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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