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Missouri River near Chamois Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: -0.2 ft at 7:00AM Sep 27, 2023Highest Observation: 0 ft at 7:00AM Sep 28, 2023Observed: -0.2 ft at 7:00AM Sep 29, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 02, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 02, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 7:00PM Oct 02, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 03, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 03, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 1:00PM Oct 03, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 03, 2023Forecast: -0.1 ft 1:00AM Oct 04, 2023Forecast: -0.1 ft 7:00AM Oct 04, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 1:00PM Oct 04, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 7:00PM Oct 04, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 1:00AM Oct 05, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 7:00AM Oct 05, 2023Forecast: -0.2 ft 1:00PM Oct 05, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 7:00PM Oct 05, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 1:00AM Oct 06, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 7:00AM Oct 06, 2023CMSM7(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (5:40AM Oct 2, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 9:10AM Oct 1)Latest observed value: -0.2 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 29-Sep-2023. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Missouri River near Chamois are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 31
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.30 ft on 07/31/1993
(2) 29.60 ft on 06/07/2019
(3) 28.70 ft on 04/24/1973
(4) 28.30 ft on 05/04/2017
(5) 28.00 ft on 12/29/2015
(6) 27.92 ft on 06/02/2013
(7) 27.17 ft on 09/16/2008
(8) 26.70 ft on 05/18/1990
(9) 26.30 ft on 02/25/1985
(10) 26.30 ft on 04/13/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.50 ft on 06/03/2023
(2) 18.50 ft on 05/06/2022
(3) 23.70 ft on 06/28/2021
(4) 19.90 ft on 04/12/2021
(5) 23.30 ft on 03/19/2021
(6) 17.70 ft on 08/02/2020
(7) 22.00 ft on 05/30/2020
(8) 20.90 ft on 03/20/2020
(9) 17.00 ft on 03/12/2020
(10) 20.10 ft on 01/11/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -5.75 ft on 12/31/2022
(2) -5.70 ft on 12/22/1963
(3) -4.40 ft on 12/29/2000
(4) -4.30 ft on 12/21/1989
(5) -4.20 ft on 01/17/1967
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35.3 The Chamois sewage treatment pond levee is overtopped at this height.
34.4 The main floor of the Chamois Community Center begins to flood near this height. Near this height, a barn and farmhouse along City Park Road also begin to flood.
32.3 At this height, a farmhouse along City Park Road begins flooding.
31.3 Near this height, backwater along Dooling Creek will begin flooding homes, garages, and sheds along Main Street north of Hwy 100.
30.8 At this height, the outfield of the Chamois city park ballfield and a utility shed near the left field fence begins flooding.
30.6 The gazebo at the Chamois city park begins flooding near this height.
30.4 Near this height, Route Z west of Morrison will be closed in both directions.
30.2 The playground area of the city park and covered 3rd base line bleachers begin to flood.
30 The Chamois city park begins to flood.
29.9 The utility road behind the outfield fence at Chamois city park begins flooding.
28.5 Highway 100 closed between Chamois and Morrison.
28 Highway 100 near the power plant begins to flood. Also, the Mokane levee just east of Mokane overtops near this height.
27.7 The A-1 levee between Chamois and Morrison is overtopped near this height.
27.2 Near this height, Missouri Route C at Missouri Highway 94 near Mokane will be closed in both directions.
26.5 The Steedman levee northwest of Chamois is overtopped near this level.
26 Highway 100 between St. Aubert and Chamois begins flooding due to creek backwater. Near this height, Missouri Highway 94 will be closed from Route PP to Bluffton. The Jacobs and Tebbetts East levees near Tebbetts are overtopped near this level.
25.7 The Chamois levee just west of Chamois is overtopped near this height.
25.6 Highway 100 just west of Chamois begins flooding near this level.
25.5 Levee A-1 just east of Chamois is overtopped near this level.
25.4 Highway 100 between Morrison and State Route Z begins flooding near this level.
25 Both sections of the Chamois levee system just upstream of Chamois are overtopped near this level.
24.3 Highway 94 near Portland begins flooding near this height.
24.2 The upstream campsite at the Chamois river access campgrounds begins flooding near this height.
17 Flood Stage: Lower lying bottom land begins to flood.
(1) Cropland east of Chamois on September 17, 2008 at a stage of 25.4 ft.
(2) Highway 100 just west of Chamois on September 17, 2008 at a stage of 25.4 feet.
(3) Looking upstream from the Chamois power plant gaging station at a stage of 19.2 feet.
(4) Looking downstream from the Chamois power plant gaging station at a stage of 19.2 feet.
(5) Pressure gauge height readout at the Chamois plant indicating a stage of 19.2 feet on July 21, 2011.
(6) Pressure readouts at the Chamois power plant on July 21, 2011.
(7) Pressure line and orifice feeding into the Missouri River at the Chamois plant on July 21, 2011.
(8) Slope gage along boat ramp upstream from the power plant.
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Latitude: 38.680861° N, Longitude: 91.773222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 502.757 ft 519.757 ft 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 502.5 ft 519.5 ft  
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