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Pottawatomie Creek near Scipio Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSIPK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:07AM Jun 18, 2018)Flood Stage is 23 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Forecasts for the Pottawatomie Creek near Scipio 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: 25
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.52 ft on 07/01/2007
(2) 26.72 ft on 03/05/2004
(3) 26.34 ft on 06/04/2005
(4) 26.30 ft on 04/27/2009
(5) 26.15 ft on 06/12/2005
(6) 25.89 ft on 09/10/2009
(7) 25.78 ft on 05/24/2015
(8) 25.65 ft on 04/27/2016
(9) 25.63 ft on 05/25/2002
(10) 25.63 ft on 05/08/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.44 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 25.65 ft on 04/27/2016
(3) 24.44 ft on 05/30/2015
(4) 25.78 ft on 05/24/2015
(5) 24.40 ft on 05/17/2015
(6) 21.65 ft on 11/01/2013
(7) 19.68 ft on 08/13/2013
(8) 21.42 ft on 03/20/2012
(9) 24.25 ft on 05/21/2011
(10) 25.59 ft on 09/16/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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37 Ohio Road bridge over the Pottawatomie Creek floods.
29 Flood waters reach foundation of home southwest of the bridge west of the intersection of Ohio and 2200 Roads.
28 Ohio Road floods just north of the Pottawatomie Creek.
25.6 Farmers fields to the south of the creek near Ohio Road floods.
25 Water flows across Ohio Road about a quarter mile north of the creek.
23.6 Farmers field to the north of the creek near Ohio Road floods.
23 The creek begins to flow out of its banks near Ohio Road.
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Latitude: 38.348889° N, Longitude: 95.203333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 23 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 29 867.07 890.07 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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