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Little Blue River near Barnes Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 4:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 4:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.47 ft at 4:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 5:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 6:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 6:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 6:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 6:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 7:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 8:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 10:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:00PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:15PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:30PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:45PM Sep 22, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 12:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 2:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 2:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 3:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.48 ft at 3:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 4:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 5:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 6:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 7:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.49 ft at 8:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 8:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.5 ft at 9:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.51 ft at 10:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 10:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 10:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:15AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:30AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:45AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:01PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 3:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 4:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:15PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:30PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:45PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:00AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 12:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:45AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 4:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 5:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:45AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 6:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 6:30AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 6:45AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 7:00AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 7:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 7:30AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 7:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:00AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 8:15AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:30AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 8:45AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 9:00AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 9:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 9:30AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 9:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 10:30AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 10:45AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 11:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:15AM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 11:30AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:45AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:00PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 12:15PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 12:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:45PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 1:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:15PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 1:30PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 1:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:01PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:15PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 2:30PM Sep 24, 2022Highest Observation: 3.55 ft at 2:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 7:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 8:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 9:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:15PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:30PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:45PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 12:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 2:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 4:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 5:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 5:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 6:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 6:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 7:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:15AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 11:30AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 11:45AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:15PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:30PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 12:45PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:15PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 1:30PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.54 ft at 1:45PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:15PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:16PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 3.53 ft at 2:30PM Sep 25, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBANK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:39PM Sep 25, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.53 ft at 2:30 PM CDT 25-Sep-2022. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Blue River near Barnes 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: 39
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.02 ft on 05/08/2015
(2) 21.11 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 20.75 ft on 09/05/2018
(4) 19.50 ft on 05/21/2017
(5) 19.46 ft on 05/31/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.28 ft on 08/13/2021
(2) 16.64 ft on 07/30/2020
(3) 18.08 ft on 07/29/2020
(4) 17.30 ft on 07/28/2020
(5) 18.20 ft on 10/03/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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39 The intersection of highway 148 and 15th Road in Washington county floods.
37 Kansas Highway 148 bridge deck floods, 4.5 miles north of Barnes.
36 Top rail of the Sunflower Road Bridge is inundated by flood waters in Marshall county.
32 Sunflower Road bridge deck floods over the Little Blue River. Flood waters reach the low steel of the Kansas Highway 148 bridge, 4.5 miles north of Barnes.
23 Sunflower Road floods about 250 feet east of the Little Blue River in Marshall county. Farm field, 4.5 miles north of Barnes, floods north of the river and west of Highway 148 in Washington county.
21 Minor flooding of farm fields along the Little Blue River...south of the Sunflower Road Bridge in Marshall county.
19 Farm field, 4.5 miles north of Barnes, south of the river and east of Highway 148 floods.
17 Farm field, 4.5 miles north of Barnes, on the west side of Highway 148 floods north of the river.
16 Lowland agricultural flooding occurs from 15th Road and Zenith Road in Washington County to Waterville in Marshall County.
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2.5 River approaches zero flow
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Latitude: 39.725833° N, Longitude: 96.804444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 1124.08 ft 1140.08 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
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