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Niobrara River near Gordon 11S Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNRGN1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:55AM May 21, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.58 ft at 7:00 PM MDT 15-May-2024. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Niobrara River near Gordon 11S. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.30 ft on 03/23/2019
(2) 5.25 ft on 05/21/1962
(3) 1.73 ft on 05/02/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 0.72 ft on 07/07/2022
(2) 0.59 ft on 03/15/2021
(3) 1.37 ft on 03/30/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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7 Major flood stage. Significant flooding of agricultural land occurs along the Niobrara River upstream and downstream of the Highway 27 bridge.
6 Moderate flood stage. Widespread flooding of agricultural land along the right bank of the Niobrara River upstream and downstream of the Highway 27 bridge.
5 Minor flood stage. Minor flooding along the right bank and lower portions of the Niobrara River upstream and downstream of the Highway 27 bridge.
4 Action stage. Low lying areas along the Niobrara River will be flooded.
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Latitude: 42.639900° N, Longitude: 102.210700° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5 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 3433.155 3438.155 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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