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Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.47 ft at 2:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 3:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 7:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.39 ft at 9:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.37 ft at 10:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.41 ft at 11:00PM Jan 21, 2020Observed: 4.37 ft at 12:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.36 ft at 1:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.35 ft at 2:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.37 ft at 3:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.36 ft at 4:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.34 ft at 6:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.36 ft at 7:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.34 ft at 8:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.33 ft at 9:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.3 ft at 10:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 11:00AM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.32 ft at 12:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.32 ft at 1:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 2:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 3:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 4:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 5:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.3 ft at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.3 ft at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 9:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.28 ft at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.32 ft at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.31 ft at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.3 ft at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 12:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.29 ft at 1:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 2:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 3:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.25 ft at 4:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.26 ft at 5:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.27 ft at 6:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 7:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.26 ft at 8:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 9:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.24 ft at 10:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 11:00PM Jan 23, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 12:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 1:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.21 ft at 2:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.23 ft at 3:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 4:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.22 ft at 5:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.18 ft at 8:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 9:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.17 ft at 10:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:00AM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 1:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 5:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.14 ft at 7:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 8:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:00PM Jan 24, 2020Observed: 4.11 ft at 12:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.12 ft at 3:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 4:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 5:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.08 ft at 6:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.09 ft at 7:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 8:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 9:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:00AM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.06 ft at 1:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 2:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.04 ft at 3:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 4:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 6:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.03 ft at 8:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 9:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 11:00PM Jan 25, 2020Observed: 3.99 ft at 12:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 4.01 ft at 1:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 2:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 4 ft at 3:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.97 ft at 4:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:00AM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.98 ft at 12:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.92 ft at 2:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.95 ft at 3:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.93 ft at 4:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.95 ft at 5:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 6:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.91 ft at 7:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.9 ft at 10:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.87 ft at 11:00PM Jan 26, 2020Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.88 ft at 2:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.92 ft at 4:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.9 ft at 5:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 6:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.88 ft at 7:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.86 ft at 9:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.83 ft at 10:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:00AM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.87 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.85 ft at 1:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 2:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.88 ft at 3:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.89 ft at 4:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.87 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.82 ft at 6:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.82 ft at 7:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.82 ft at 8:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.85 ft at 9:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.86 ft at 10:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.81 ft at 11:00PM Jan 27, 2020Observed: 3.82 ft at 12:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.78 ft at 1:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.84 ft at 5:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.83 ft at 6:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.79 ft at 7:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.82 ft at 9:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:00AM Jan 28, 2020Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:00PM Jan 28, 2020Forecast: 3.8 ft 6:00PM Jan 28, 2020Forecast: 3.8 ft 12:00AM Jan 29, 2020Forecast: 3.9 ft 6:00AM Jan 29, 2020Forecast: 4 ft 12:00PM Jan 29, 2020Forecast: 4.1 ft 6:00PM Jan 29, 2020Highest Forecast: 4.2 ft 12:00AM Jan 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 4.2 ft 6:00AM Jan 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 4.2 ft 12:00PM Jan 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 4.2 ft 6:00PM Jan 30, 2020Forecast: 4.1 ft 12:00AM Jan 31, 2020Forecast: 4.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 31, 2020Forecast: 4 ft 12:00PM Jan 31, 2020Forecast: 3.9 ft 6:00PM Jan 31, 2020Forecast: 3.9 ft 12:00AM Feb 01, 2020Forecast: 3.8 ft 6:00AM Feb 01, 2020Forecast: 3.8 ft 12:00PM Feb 01, 2020Forecast: 3.7 ft 6:00PM Feb 01, 2020Forecast: 3.7 ft 12:00AM Feb 02, 2020Forecast: 3.7 ft 6:00AM Feb 02, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesJOPM7(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:19PM Jan 28, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 7:08AM Jan 28)Latest observed value: 3.74 ft at 12:00 PM CST 28-Jan-2020. Flood Stage is 11.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin are issued routinely year-round.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Baxter Springs
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): 1.8

Historic Crests
(1) 23.39 ft on 12/27/2015
(2) 22.96 ft on 04/29/2017
(3) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(4) 18.28 ft on 03/19/2008
(5) 17.24 ft on 06/11/1995
(6) 16.84 ft on 09/25/1993
(7) 16.80 ft on 05/18/1943
(8) 16.70 ft on 04/26/2011
(9) 16.62 ft on 11/04/1974
(10) 16.55 ft on 06/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.55 ft on 06/24/2019
(2) 16.30 ft on 05/23/2019
(3) 14.53 ft on 05/23/2019
(4) 15.62 ft on 05/23/2019 (P)
(5) 13.84 ft on 05/22/2019
(6) 12.48 ft on 05/01/2019
(7) 13.76 ft on 02/25/2018
(8) 22.96 ft on 04/29/2017
(9) 23.39 ft on 12/27/2015
(10) 15.96 ft on 05/24/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.53 ft on 08/07/2018
(2) 1.54 ft on 01/17/2018
(3) 1.64 ft on 10/02/2018
(4) 1.69 ft on 08/25/2012
(5) 1.70 ft on 12/07/2017
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23.39 This is the record crest set on December 28, 2015.
22.96 This is the crest set on April 29, 2017.
22.7 This is the approximate level of the one percent chance flood.
22 Reddings Mill Water Treatment Plant floods.
18.8 This is the stage reached October 10, 2009.
18.3 This is the level reached in March 2008.
18 Major Flood Stage. Castle Drive on the southwest side of Shoal Creek across from the gage site floods.
17.8 Castle Drive on the southwest side of Shoal Creek across from the gage site floods.
16.5 The Jackson Street Low Water Bridge at Glendale Road near I-44 floods and becomes impassable.
16 Moderate Flooding Begins at this site. Portions of Shoal Creek Estates Flood.
15 Portions of Shoal Cliff Drive flood.
14.5 Silver Creek backs up and floods low lying roadways near the confluence with Shoal Creek.
14 Flood waters innundate Wildcat State Park.
11.5 Flood Stage beginning January 31, 2018. River Road near Shoal Creek Estates floods.
7 Low lying areas in the Wildcat Park Access Area downstream from the gage flood.
Photos
(1) Looking Downstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(2) Looking Upstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(3) Castle Drive along south bank flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.
(4) River Road East of Highway 86 flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.
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Latitude: 37.023056° N, Longitude: 94.516667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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 29 886.87 ft 900.87 ft 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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