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Blue River at 17th Street Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 17.38 ft at 3:35AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 17.16 ft at 4:05AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.96 ft at 4:40AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.86 ft at 4:55AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.64 ft at 5:30AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.56 ft at 5:55AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.36 ft at 6:25AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.14 ft at 7:10AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.94 ft at 7:45AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.74 ft at 8:35AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.54 ft at 8:40AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.7 ft at 8:55AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.5 ft at 9:40AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.26 ft at 10:40AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.64 ft at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 15.64 ft at 1:05PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.08 ft at 1:10PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.3 ft at 1:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.54 ft at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 16.72 ft at 2:05PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 17.2 ft at 2:10PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 17.46 ft at 2:15PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 18.04 ft at 2:20PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 18.34 ft at 2:25PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 18.6 ft at 2:30PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 19.16 ft at 2:35PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 19.64 ft at 2:40PM Sep 23, 2023Highest Observation: 20.52 ft at 2:50PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.3 ft at 3:35PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.1 ft at 3:55PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 19.94 ft at 4:55PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.16 ft at 5:35PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.36 ft at 6:05PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.36 ft at 6:10PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.14 ft at 8:45PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 20.1 ft at 8:55PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 19.88 ft at 9:45PM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 19.68 ft at 12:30AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 19.6 ft at 12:55AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 19.4 ft at 1:35AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 19.2 ft at 2:15AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 19 ft at 2:50AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 18.8 ft at 3:25AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 18.6 ft at 3:55AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 18.4 ft at 4:35AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 18.36 ft at 4:55AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 18.16 ft at 5:30AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.96 ft at 6:15AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.76 ft at 6:55AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.56 ft at 7:40AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.36 ft at 8:30AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.26 ft at 8:55AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 17.06 ft at 9:35AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 16.6 ft at 11:35AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 16.38 ft at 12:10PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 16.3 ft at 12:55PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 16.06 ft at 1:45PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 15.84 ft at 3:05PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 15.6 ft at 4:25PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 15.38 ft at 4:55PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.98 ft at 7:15PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.76 ft at 8:20PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.68 ft at 8:55PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.48 ft at 10:10PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.26 ft at 11:15PM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 14.04 ft at 12:25AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 14.04 ft at 12:55AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.84 ft at 2:15AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.64 ft at 3:15AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.52 ft at 4:55AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.3 ft at 6:10AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.18 ft at 8:55AM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 13.18 ft at 12:55PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.98 ft at 3:25PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.96 ft at 4:55PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.76 ft at 6:25PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.68 ft at 8:55PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.46 ft at 11:35PM Sep 25, 2023Observed: 12.36 ft at 12:55AM Sep 26, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKSVM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (3:03AM Sep 26, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 12.36 ft at 12:55 AM CDT 26-Sep-2023. 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

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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
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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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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