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Marais Des Cygnes River near Quenemo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)QNMK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:08PM Feb 25, 2024)Flood Stage is 17 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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 Marais Des Cygnes River near Quenemo 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: 40.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 24.5
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.71 ft on 06/30/2007
(2) 29.53 ft on 05/07/2007
(3) 28.00 ft on 10/10/1985
(4) 27.70 ft on 05/21/2019
(5) 27.70 ft on 05/24/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.40 ft on 07/16/2021
(2) 20.90 ft on 07/01/2021
(3) 18.30 ft on 05/26/2020
(4) 27.70 ft on 05/21/2019
(5) 23.30 ft on 05/07/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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26.14 Farm field along the river just north and east of South Stubbs Road bridge floods. South Stubbs Road remains flooded about 2 miles south of Quenemo.
26.01 Farm field just west and south of the gage on South Stubbs Road floods.
25 South Stubbs Road floods south of the Marais des Cygnes River, 2.5 miles south of Quenemo.
24.5 South Stubbs Road 2 miles south of Quenemo floods.
24 Northbank of the river just east of South Stubbs Road floods.
17 Lowland areas along the river flood.
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Latitude: 38.546514° N, Longitude: 95.527197° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 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 29 915.08 915.08 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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