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Mississippi River at Hickman Stage (ft)Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.59 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.64 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.66 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.66 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.66 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2023Highest Observation: 4.67 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.57 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.6 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.63 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.63 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.62 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.66 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.6 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.58 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.58 ft at 7:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.42 ft at 10:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.41 ft at 11:00PM Nov 28, 2023Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 4.17 ft at 2:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 4.07 ft at 3:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.75 ft at 5:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.66 ft at 6:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.56 ft at 7:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.34 ft at 9:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.26 ft at 10:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.16 ft at 11:00AM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.11 ft at 12:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.07 ft at 1:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 3.01 ft at 2:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.97 ft at 3:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.96 ft at 4:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.9 ft at 5:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.87 ft at 6:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 10:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:00PM Nov 29, 2023Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.54 ft at 2:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.48 ft at 3:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.42 ft at 4:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.4 ft at 5:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.32 ft at 7:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.27 ft at 9:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.2 ft at 10:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.19 ft at 11:00AM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.15 ft at 12:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.14 ft at 1:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.1 ft at 4:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.13 ft at 6:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.15 ft at 7:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.19 ft at 8:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.2 ft at 9:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.25 ft at 10:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.22 ft at 11:00PM Nov 30, 2023Observed: 2.25 ft at 12:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.3 ft at 5:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.25 ft at 6:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 7:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.26 ft at 8:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.22 ft at 9:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.24 ft at 10:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.21 ft at 11:00AM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.18 ft at 12:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.13 ft at 1:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.06 ft at 2:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.12 ft at 3:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.06 ft at 4:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 6:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.04 ft at 7:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:00PM Dec 01, 2023Observed: 2.01 ft at 12:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.95 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.93 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.87 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.78 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.23 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.17 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.07 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 0.93 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2023Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 03, 2023Forecast: 1.2 ft 12:00PM Dec 03, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 03, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00AM Dec 04, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 04, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00PM Dec 04, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 04, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00AM Dec 05, 2023Forecast: 1 ft 6:00AM Dec 05, 2023Forecast: 1 ft 12:00PM Dec 05, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 05, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 06, 2023Forecast: 0.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 06, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 06, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 06, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 1 ft 6:00AM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00PM Dec 07, 2023Forecast: 1.2 ft 6:00PM Dec 07, 2023Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 08, 2023Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 08, 2023Highest Forecast: 1.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 1.2 ft 6:00PM Dec 08, 2023Forecast: 1.1 ft 12:00AM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 1 ft 6:00AM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 0.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 0.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 09, 2023Forecast: 0.6 ft 12:00AM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 0.5 ft 6:00AM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 0.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 0.2 ft 6:00PM Dec 10, 2023Forecast: 0 ft 12:00AM Dec 11, 2023Forecast: -0.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 11, 2023Forecast: -0.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 11, 2023Forecast: -0.5 ft 6:00PM Dec 11, 2023Forecast: -0.7 ft 12:00AM Dec 12, 2023Forecast: -0.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 12, 2023Forecast: -1 ft 12:00PM Dec 12, 2023Forecast: -1.1 ft 6:00PM Dec 12, 2023Forecast: -1.3 ft 12:00AM Dec 13, 2023Forecast: -1.4 ft 6:00AM Dec 13, 2023Forecast: -1.5 ft 12:00PM Dec 13, 2023Forecast: -1.6 ft 6:00PM Dec 13, 2023Forecast: -1.7 ft 12:00AM Dec 14, 2023Forecast: -1.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 14, 2023Forecast: -1.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 14, 2023Forecast: -1.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 14, 2023Forecast: -2 ft 12:00AM Dec 15, 2023Forecast: -2.1 ft 6:00AM Dec 15, 2023Forecast: -2.1 ft 12:00PM Dec 15, 2023Forecast: -2.2 ft 6:00PM Dec 15, 2023Forecast: -2.2 ft 12:00AM Dec 16, 2023Forecast: -2.3 ft 6:00AM Dec 16, 2023Forecast: -2.3 ft 12:00PM Dec 16, 2023Forecast: -2.3 ft 6:00PM Dec 16, 2023Forecast: -2.4 ft 12:00AM Dec 17, 2023HKMK2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:32AM Dec 3, 2023)ObservedForecast (issued 10:43AM Dec 2)Latest observed value: 0.85 ft at 2:00 AM CST 3-Dec-2023. Flood Stage is 34 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Hickman are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 40
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 54.29 ft on 05/02/2011
(2) 45.85 ft on 05/08/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 45.85 ft on 05/08/2017
(2) 54.29 ft on 05/02/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -3.19 ft on 09/11/2023
(2) -2.66 ft on 10/01/2022
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40 The City of Hickman will close the Hickman Gates.
34 Water is on the levee.
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Latitude: 36.569650° N, Longitude: 89.205710° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 34 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 264.73 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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