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ALERT: December 13th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. This will be the last outage map posted as over 95% of the gauge outages have been restored. Local NWS offices will continue to monitor the remaining gauge outages.

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Manatee River (FL) at Myakka Head Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 0.14 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.25 ft at 6:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.27 ft at 7:15PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.27 ft at 7:30PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.28 ft at 7:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.3 ft at 8:15PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.31 ft at 8:30PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.32 ft at 8:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.32 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.33 ft at 9:15PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.34 ft at 9:30PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.35 ft at 9:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.36 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.37 ft at 10:15PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.38 ft at 10:30PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.38 ft at 10:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.39 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.42 ft at 11:45PM Dec 15, 2018Observed: 0.5 ft at 2:15AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.53 ft at 3:15AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.55 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.57 ft at 4:30AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.69 ft at 8:45AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.72 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.73 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.74 ft at 11:15AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.74 ft at 11:30AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.74 ft at 11:45AM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.74 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2018Observed: 0.74 ft at 12:15PM Dec 16, 2018Highest Observation: 5.09 ft at 8:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:30AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.04 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 5.04 ft at 10:15AM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2018Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:15PM Dec 17, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesMKHF1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:37PM Dec 17, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.97 ft at 12:15 PM EST 17-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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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 Manatee River (FL) at Myakka Head 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.85 ft on 06/21/2003
(2) 18.67 ft on 09/11/2017
(3) 18.08 ft on 03/20/1998
(4) 18.08 ft on 11/14/1997
(5) 17.85 ft on 09/07/1988
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.67 ft on 09/11/2017
(2) 13.51 ft on 09/01/2016
(3) 13.44 ft on 08/13/2016
(4) 12.29 ft on 06/11/2016
(5) 12.92 ft on 09/18/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.48 ft on 05/24/1975
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22 Water reaches the roadbed level of the State Road 64 bridge.
15 Low sections of State Road 64 start to flood.
11 Private road and bridge 1 mile downstream flood. Agricultural, rural Kibler area begins to flood.
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Latitude: 27.473333° N, Longitude: 82.211389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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

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