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Big Piney at Fort Leonard Wood Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Fort Leonard Wood Army BaseTBNM7(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (1:34PM Feb 13, 2019)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Big Piney at Fort Leonard Wood. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.00 ft on 09/26/1993
(2) 25.50 ft on 02/24/1985
(3) 24.50 ft on 12/04/1982
(4) 23.10 ft on 03/20/2008
(5) 22.50 ft on 04/30/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.70 ft on 03/28/2018
(2) 22.50 ft on 04/30/2017
(3) 13.90 ft on 04/23/2017
(4) 14.10 ft on 07/05/2016
(5) 14.00 ft on 05/18/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 11/19/1941
(2) 3.10 ft on 04/10/1944
(3) 3.20 ft on 02/24/1943
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29 Flood waters reach the Golf Course Pro Shop. This is the record crest level set on September 26, 1993.
28 Flood waters reach the north bridge of the base.
25.5 Flood waters reach the low steel bridge 200 feet downstream from the water treatment plant.
24 Flood waters affect the right bank downstream from the steel bridge.
23 Major flooding occurs at the gage site. The golf course floods.
22 Flood waters affect the road between the golf course and the campground. The Happy Hollow Bridge becomes impassable.
21 Flood waters affect the water intake at the water treatment plant.
18 The Higher TA 250 Training Area floods.
17 Moderate flooding occurs at the gage site. The Lower TA 250 Training Ground has water up to two feet deep.
15 Flood waters affect the Lower TA 250 Training Area.
14 Flood waters affect the Happy Hollow Picnic Area at Ft. Wood.
13 Flood waters affect the Pontoon Training area at Ft. Wood.
11 The Fort Leonard Wood Base begins to move equipment away from the Pontoon Training Area.
10 Flood waters impact the wing wall at the gage site. The Fort Leonard Wood EOC begins to call personnel for possible evacuations of the Pontoon Training Area.
(1) Big Piney near 15.5 feet at Fort Leonard Wood 10/30/09. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS Springfield.
(2) Bridge over Big Piney Ft. Wood 10/30/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS Springfield.
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Latitude: 37.736667° N, Longitude: 92.081111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 770 ft 783 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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Flood Forecast services have been relocated to the downstream gage near the East Gate. Crest differences at the East Gate gauge are approximately 5 feet lower than crests near the Ft. Wood Water Treatment Plant.
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Springfield Weather Forecast Office
5805 West Highway EE
Springfield, MO 65802-8430
(417) 869-4491
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