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Little Blue River (MO) at Lees Summit Road - Independence Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:15AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:45AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:15AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:45AM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 10:15AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 10:45AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 11:15AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 11:45AM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 12:15PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 12:45PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 1:15PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 1:45PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 2:15PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 2:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 3:15PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 3:45PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 4:45PM Jul 28, 2021Highest Observation: 3.6 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 5:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 5:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 6:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.58 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:15AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:45AM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 1:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 2:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 3:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 4:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 5:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 6:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 7:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:00PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:15PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:30PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 11:45PM Jul 29, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.56 ft at 12:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 12:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 1:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 2:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.55 ft at 3:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:15AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:45AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:00AM Jul 30, 2021Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:15AM Jul 30, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLRLM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:03AM Jul 30, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.53 ft at 7:15 AM CDT 30-Jul-2021. Flood Stage is 21 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Blue River (MO) at Lees Summit Road - Independence are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 27.82 ft on 08/22/2017
(2) 24.91 ft on 05/28/2020
(3) 23.64 ft on 07/27/2017
(4) 22.34 ft on 10/02/2018
(5) 21.60 ft on 05/21/2019

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.91 ft on 05/28/2020
(2) 21.60 ft on 05/21/2019
(3) 22.34 ft on 10/02/2018
(4) 27.82 ft on 08/22/2017
(5) 23.64 ft on 07/27/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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31 Water covers Lee's Summit Road near the river gauge.
28 High water approaches houses south of Yuma Court near 51st Street.
24 High water approaches residential yards south of Yuma Court near 51st Street.
22 Little Blue Trace Trailhead parking lot near Phelps Road begins to flood.
21 Low-lying areas adjacent to the river begin to flood including portions of the Little Blue Trace Trail.
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Latitude: 39.017500° N, Longitude: 94.387222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 748.0 769.0 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
Other Not Available Not Available  

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