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Verdigris River at Coffeyville Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:00AM May 19, 2024Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2024Highest Observation: 4.8 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2024Highest Observation: 4.8 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2024Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2024Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2024Coffeyville Water Treatment PlantCFVK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:22AM May 24, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.6 ft at 6:00 AM CDT 24-May-2024. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past and future precipitation. Forecast stages may be different if forecast future rainfall does not occur.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Verdigris River at Coffeyville 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: 26.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.70 ft on 07/01/2007
(2) 26.75 ft on 05/07/1961
(3) 26.50 ft on 10/05/1986
(4) 25.80 ft on 05/28/2019
(5) 25.80 ft on 05/21/1943
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.10 ft on 04/30/2024 (P)
(2) 19.50 ft on 05/06/2022
(3) 19.00 ft on 07/18/2021
(4) 20.80 ft on 05/16/2020
(5) 20.00 ft on 08/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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30 Catastrophic flooding can be expected. About 300 structures could be potentially flooded with 4 to 10 ft of water. Expect disruption of water untility systems and electrical power. Expect evacuations to take place. Expect Highway 166 to be closed from Coffeyville east to the Labette County line. Highway 169 may be closed from Coffeyville on north to Cherryvale. There will be extensive flooding of agricultural areas.
26 Major flooding can be expected as flood waters spill over the levees near the Coffeyville Resources Refinery. Approximately the eastern third of the city will be flooded. Flood waters cover River Road near the water plant for a quarter of a mile. Expect Highway 160 to be closed from Coffeyville east to the Labette County line.
25 Farmlands begin to flood as flood waters flow over left bank levees. Flood waters may begin to impact land inside the southeast section of the city's levee system near Wood Street.
22 Outside the levee system, the intersection of River Road and Stark Street floods. Flood waters expand to 1/4 of mile eastward on Stark Street.
20 Both banks along the river lowlands will overflow. The road floods along the intersection of South Buckeye Street and Eldridge Street near the state line.
18 Flooding of low-lying areas is expected, especially along the left bank near the Water Plant. Further upstream and downstream from the gage site the river spreads out into the flood plain.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 0.7 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 0.7 ft
(3) Looking east at upper staff gage
(4) Looking at upper and lower staff gages
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Latitude: 37.061388° N, Longitude: 95.634722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 699.63 ft 717.63 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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