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Middle Fork Powder River near Kaycee Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)KAYW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:19PM Nov 20, 2019)Flood Stage is 8 ft
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NOTE: Gauge readings not available during the winter months.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on unobstructed flow

NOTE: Forecasts for the Middle Fork Powder River near Kaycee 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: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.29 ft on 05/28/2019 (P)
(2) 9.51 ft on 05/24/2015
(3) 8.74 ft on 05/21/2010
(4) 8.72 ft on 06/08/1968
(5) 8.51 ft on 06/12/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.29 ft on 05/28/2019 (P)
(2) 6.21 ft on 07/16/2018
(3) 5.00 ft on 05/08/2018
(4) 8.51 ft on 06/12/2017
(5) 6.77 ft on 05/08/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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10 Water approaching low lying areas along Barnum Road west of bridge. Widespread flooding along low lying areas along right and left banks. Widespread flooding in Kaycee. Flood wave travel time to Kaycee is appx 8 to 10 hours.
9 Standing water over low lying areas along right bank. Overflow into low lying areas along left bank. Flooding in Kaycee with this stage. Flood wave travel time to Kaycee is appx 8 to 10 hours.
8 Flood stage. Water over low lying areas along right bank.
7 Bankfull stage. Peak flow travel time to Kaycee appx 8 to 10 hours.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream--Very High Flows (near 3,500 cfs)--May 2019
(2) Looking Downstream--Very High Flows (near 3,500 cfs)--May 2019
(3) Looking Upstream--High Flows (near 2,300 cfs)--May 2010
(4) Looking Upstream--Low Flow
(5) Looking Downstream--Low Flow
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Latitude: 43.647500° N, Longitude: 106.808056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available 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 Not Available Not Available  

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