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Kansas River at Wamego Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.22 ft at 4:30PM Aug 07, 2022Highest Observation: 4.22 ft at 4:45PM Aug 07, 2022Highest Observation: 4.22 ft at 5:00PM Aug 07, 2022Highest Observation: 4.22 ft at 5:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:30PM Aug 07, 2022Highest Observation: 4.22 ft at 5:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.21 ft at 6:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.21 ft at 6:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 7:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 7:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 8:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 9:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 9:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 10:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 10:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 10:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 10:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.2 ft at 11:00PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 11:15PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 11:16PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 11:30PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 11:45PM Aug 07, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 1:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 1:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 1:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 1:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 2:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 2:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 2:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 2:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 3:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 3:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 4:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 4:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 5:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 8:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 9:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 9:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 9:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 9:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.17 ft at 10:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 10:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:00AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:15AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:30AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 11:45AM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.16 ft at 2:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 2:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.14 ft at 5:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.13 ft at 5:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.12 ft at 5:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 6:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.1 ft at 6:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.11 ft at 7:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.1 ft at 7:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.1 ft at 7:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.1 ft at 7:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.09 ft at 8:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.09 ft at 8:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.08 ft at 9:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.07 ft at 9:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:16PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 10:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:00PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:15PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 11:30PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:45PM Aug 08, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.04 ft at 12:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 12:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 1:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 1:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 1:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 1:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.03 ft at 2:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 2:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 2:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.02 ft at 2:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 3:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 3:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 3:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 3:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 4:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4.01 ft at 4:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 4:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 4:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 4 ft at 5:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 5:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 6:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 6:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 9:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 10:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 11:00AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 11:15AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 11:30AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 11:45AM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 12:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.98 ft at 12:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 12:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 1:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 1:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 1:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 1:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 2:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 2:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 2:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 4:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 4:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 4:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 4:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:01PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:02PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:16PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:31PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 5:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 6:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.96 ft at 7:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 10:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 10:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 10:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:00PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:15PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.95 ft at 11:30PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 11:45PM Aug 09, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 12:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 1:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 3:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 4:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 5:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 5:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.94 ft at 6:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 6:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 8:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 9:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 9:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:00AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.93 ft at 11:15AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:30AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:45AM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 12:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 2:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.92 ft at 2:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 2:30PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 2:45PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:00PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:15PM Aug 10, 2022Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:30PM Aug 10, 2022Highest Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00PM Aug 10, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 11, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 11, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 11, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00PM Aug 11, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 12, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 12, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 12, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00PM Aug 12, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 13, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 13, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00PM Aug 13, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 13, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00AM Aug 14, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00AM Aug 14, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00PM Aug 14, 2022Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 14, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 15, 2022Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 15, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWMGK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:23PM Aug 10, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 11:59AM Aug 10)Latest observed value: 3.91 ft at 3:30 PM CDT 10-Aug-2022. Flood Stage is 19 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 Kansas River at Wamego are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 38
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.56 ft on 07/13/1951
(2) 29.30 ft on 05/30/1903
(3) 27.33 ft on 07/26/1993
(4) 26.79 ft on 06/04/1935
(5) 26.00 ft on 06/11/1908
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.15 ft on 08/11/2020
(2) 17.85 ft on 06/01/2019
(3) 10.30 ft on 09/14/2018
(4) 12.78 ft on 05/27/2017
(5) 14.09 ft on 05/27/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.20 ft on 12/14/1940

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26 Highway K 99 south of the Kansas River floods if the levees fail.
19 Low lying areas near the river flood from Manhattan to Belvue.
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Latitude: 39.198333° N, Longitude: 96.305278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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Elevation information source
NAVD88 951.05 ft 970.05 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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