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Neosho River near Americus Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesAMCK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:37AM Jan 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.59 ft at 3:15 PM CST 16-Jan-2019. Flood Stage is 26 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Neosho River near Americus 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: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.30 ft on 06/27/1969
(2) 28.17 ft on 06/22/1967
(3) 27.84 ft on 07/22/1993
(4) 27.76 ft on 09/27/1973
(5) 27.74 ft on 10/11/1973
(6) 27.70 ft on 05/23/1971
(7) 27.68 ft on 06/19/2004
(8) 27.52 ft on 10/08/1967
(9) 27.45 ft on 06/14/2004
(10) 27.43 ft on 10/10/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.20 ft on 10/10/2018
(2) 26.41 ft on 03/30/2017
(3) 26.94 ft on 05/27/2016
(4) 26.14 ft on 05/24/2015
(5) 15.10 ft on 06/10/2014
(6) 14.37 ft on 08/03/2013
(7) 11.92 ft on 02/29/2012
(8) 11.60 ft on 04/09/2011
(9) 26.13 ft on 06/15/2010
(10) 21.53 ft on 04/28/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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29 Right bank overflow begins.
27 Theater Road, also known as the Americus Road...2 miles south of Americus floods.
26 Minor lowland flooding occurs from along the river from Americus to Emporia.
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Latitude: 38.466944° N, Longitude: 96.250278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 1106.99 ft 1132.99 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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