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Blue River at 17th Street Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.98 ft at 8:05PM Sep 18, 2021Observed: 9.94 ft at 12:05AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.92 ft at 4:05AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.88 ft at 8:05AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.88 ft at 12:05PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.92 ft at 4:05PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.92 ft at 8:05PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.7 ft at 10:30PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 9.84 ft at 12:05AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 9.78 ft at 4:05AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 9.76 ft at 8:05AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 9.72 ft at 12:05PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 9.84 ft at 4:05PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 10.12 ft at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 10.38 ft at 7:10PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 10.6 ft at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 10.8 ft at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 11.02 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 11.1 ft at 8:05PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 11.38 ft at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 11.64 ft at 8:25PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 12 ft at 8:40PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 12.22 ft at 8:50PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 12.42 ft at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 12.62 ft at 9:10PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.04 ft at 9:40PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.28 ft at 10:10PM Sep 20, 2021Highest Observation: 13.48 ft at 10:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.36 ft at 12:05AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 13.16 ft at 12:50AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.94 ft at 1:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.74 ft at 1:55AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.44 ft at 2:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 3:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.24 ft at 4:05AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.46 ft at 4:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.68 ft at 5:10AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 13.14 ft at 6:40AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 13.28 ft at 7:55AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 13.24 ft at 8:05AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 13.04 ft at 9:40AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.84 ft at 10:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.72 ft at 12:05PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.52 ft at 12:20PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.32 ft at 1:25PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 12.06 ft at 2:35PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 11.8 ft at 4:05PM Sep 21, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKSVM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:03PM Sep 21, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 11.8 ft at 4:05 PM CDT 21-Sep-2021. 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: 39.089722° N, Longitude: 94.492500° 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
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 710.375 734.375 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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