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Blue River at 17th Street Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 8.08 ft at 9:55PM May 24, 2024Observed: 12.82 ft at 11:20PM May 24, 2024Observed: 12.88 ft at 11:25PM May 24, 2024Observed: 12.86 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 12.72 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 12.52 ft at 2:25AM May 25, 2024Observed: 12.32 ft at 4:25AM May 25, 2024Observed: 12.12 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 11.92 ft at 8:20AM May 25, 2024Observed: 11.96 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 11.74 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 10.64 ft at 1:55AM May 26, 2024Observed: 10.64 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 10.64 ft at 2:05AM May 26, 2024Observed: 11.08 ft at 4:35AM May 26, 2024Observed: 11.28 ft at 6:10AM May 26, 2024Observed: 11.52 ft at 6:35AM May 26, 2024Observed: 11.74 ft at 6:50AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12 ft at 7:05AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12.24 ft at 7:25AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12.6 ft at 7:55AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12.84 ft at 8:20AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12.82 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2024Highest Observation: 13.04 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 12.48 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 12.44 ft at 2:40AM May 27, 2024Observed: 12.42 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 12.4 ft at 2:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 12.2 ft at 3:50AM May 27, 2024Observed: 12.08 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKSVM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:03AM May 27, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 12.08 ft at 4:30 AM CDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 33 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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 17th Street 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: 33
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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38 Serious flooding of structures east of Manchester Trafficway occurs. Evacuation of businesses is necessary.
37 Water begins to cover parts of Manchester Trafficway just north of 17th Street. In addition, water begins to affect railroad tracks near 23rd Street.
36 Water several feet deep across 17th Street to the east of Manchester Trafficway. In addition, flood waters affect several structures.
33 Low-lying areas east of Manchester Trafficway near 17th Street begin to flood.
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Latitude: 39.089444° N, Longitude: 94.492222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 33 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 710.375 ft 743.375 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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