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Little Blue River near Barnes 5N Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)BARK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:38AM Oct 17, 2021)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 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Blue River near Barnes 5N 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: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.00 ft on 01/01/1903
(2) 27.70 ft on 10/12/1973
(3) 26.20 ft on 06/10/1941
(4) 25.82 ft on 07/26/1992
(5) 25.50 ft on 06/14/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.50 ft on 03/14/2019
(2) 16.60 ft on 12/02/2018
(3) 16.20 ft on 09/04/2018
(4) 17.60 ft on 05/21/2017
(5) 21.20 ft on 06/06/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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37.44 The intersection of Kansas Highway 148 and 15th Road floods.
36 Kansas Highway 148 bridge deck floods.
33.2 Kansas Highway 148 floods about 100 yards south of the river.
31 Flood waters reach the low steel of the Kansas Highway 148 bridge...4.5 miles north of Barnes.
22.7 The farm field north of the river and west of Kansas Highway 148 floods.
22.4 The farm field on the on the northeast side of the Highway 148 bridge floods.
18.6 Farmers field south of the river and east of Highway 148 floods.
17 Farm field north of the river on the west side of Highway 148 floods.
16 Lowland agricultural flooding occurs from 15th Road and Zenith Road in Washington County to Waterville in Marshall county.
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Latitude: 39.775833° N, Longitude: 96.858056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 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 1140.06 ft 1156.06 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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