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Niobrara River near Sparks Stage (ft)Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:30AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:45AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:00AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:15AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:30AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:45AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:15AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:30AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:45AM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 3:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 5:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 5:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 7:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 7:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 7:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 8:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 8:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 9:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 9:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 9:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:00PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 11:15PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 11:30PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:45PM Nov 30, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 12:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 2:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 3:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 4:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 4:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 4:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 8:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 9:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 10:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 11:00AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:15AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:30AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:45AM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 1:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 2:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 2:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 2:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 3:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 3:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 4:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 6:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 7:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 7:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 8:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 8:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.8 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.81 ft at 10:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 10:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:15PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:30PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:45PM Dec 01, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 12:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 1:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 5:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 5:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 6:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 6:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 7:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 7:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 8:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 10:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:15AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:30AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 11:45AM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 12:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 1:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 1:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 2:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 5:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.83 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.84 ft at 6:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.85 ft at 6:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.86 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.87 ft at 8:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.9 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 10:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.91 ft at 10:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 10:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:15PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:30PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.92 ft at 11:45PM Dec 02, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.94 ft at 12:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.95 ft at 12:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 1:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 1:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 3:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 3:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 4:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3 ft at 4:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.02 ft at 5:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.03 ft at 5:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:45AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 7:15AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.05 ft at 7:30AM Dec 03, 2022Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:45AM Dec 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.07 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.07 ft at 8:15AM Dec 03, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSPKN1(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (9:24AM Dec 3, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.07 ft at 8:15 AM CST 3-Dec-2022. Flood Stage is 6 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Niobrara River near Sparks 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.17 ft on 02/05/2014
(2) 10.31 ft on 02/21/2018
(3) 10.06 ft on 02/07/1973
(4) 9.23 ft on 02/07/1994
(5) 8.90 ft on 01/17/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.45 ft on 03/22/2021
(2) 3.60 ft on 03/31/2020
(3) 6.16 ft on 03/25/2019
(4) 3.49 ft on 03/23/2018
(5) 10.31 ft on 02/21/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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16 Major flood stage with significant flooding along the river. Several homes and cabins along the river may be flooded.
12 Moderate flood stage. Moderate flooding is possible. Cabins and businesses along the river may be impacted by rising water levels.
8 Smith falls campground may begin to flood as well as parking areas along the river.
7 Minor flooding along the left bank downstream from Berry Bridge to Smith Falls Campground.
6 Flood stage. Minor flooding along the lower banks.
5.5 Minor flooding of lowland directly along the river. Recreational intrest's along and on the river may be impacted.
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(1) Waterfall across from the gage
(2) Looking downstream from the gage
(3) Gage house - please note the photo is turned on its side
(4) Looking upstream
(5) Waterfall - across from the gage
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Latitude: 42.902222° N, Longitude: 100.362222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
(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 2287.57 ft 2293.57 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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