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Knapps Creek at Minnehaha Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)MINW2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:49PM Sep 20, 2019)Flood Stage is 15 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Knapps Creek at Minnehaha. Only observed stages are available for this point.

Vertical datum height estimated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 using the NGS VERTCON conversion program

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 18.43 ft on 11/05/1985
(2) 17.40 ft on 01/19/1996

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.40 ft on 01/19/1996
(2) 18.43 ft on 11/05/1985

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.10 ft on 08/23/1998
(2) 0.03 ft on 09/02/2008
(3) 0.10 ft on 08/03/1999

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17.5 Major flooding is occurring. Homes near the creek are flooded. State routes 39 and 92 are flooded in several sections.
16 A park and shelter between knapps creek and douthat creek floods. Water over route 39 and 92 in several areas.
15 Water begins to flodd route 39 and 92 in several low areas along the creek.
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Latitude: 38.164444° N, Longitude: 79.981667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 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 2329.761 ft 2344.761 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 2330.000 ft 2345.000 ft  
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