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Polecat Creek near Jenks Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:05PM May 21, 2024Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:05PM May 21, 2024Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:05PM May 21, 2024Highest Observation: 3.04 ft at 1:05AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.87 ft at 7:05AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.83 ft at 8:05AM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:05AM May 22, 2024Observed: 3.01 ft at 1:05PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:10PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.59 ft at 10:05PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:10PM May 22, 2024Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:10AM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.28 ft at 1:10PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.22 ft at 5:10PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.19 ft at 7:05PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.17 ft at 8:05PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.15 ft at 9:05PM May 23, 2024Observed: 2.07 ft at 12:10AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.13 ft at 1:05AM May 24, 2024Observed: 2.01 ft at 9:05AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:05AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:05AM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:05PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.92 ft at 1:05PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.87 ft at 10:05PM May 24, 2024Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:10AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.83 ft at 1:05AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:05AM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.71 ft at 4:10PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.65 ft at 10:05PM May 25, 2024Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:10AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:05AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:10PM May 26, 2024JNKO2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:38PM May 26, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.53 ft at 1:10 PM CDT 26-May-2024. Flood Stage is 17 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 Polecat Creek near Jenks 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: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.00 ft on 06/08/1974
(2) 21.80 ft on 10/02/1986
(3) 20.35 ft on 05/07/2000
(4) 20.20 ft on 05/09/1995
(5) 20.10 ft on 04/26/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.91 ft on 05/06/2022
(2) 16.41 ft on 05/29/2019
(3) 18.00 ft on 05/22/2019
(4) 17.02 ft on 05/21/2019
(5) 16.53 ft on 12/28/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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27 widespread and disastrous flooding occurs. Untied mobile homes in the park south of the Jenks levee may float. Many suburban homes near the Creek County line are flooded to a depth of several feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 widespread and severe flooding occurs west and south of the Jenks levee. The mobile home park south of the Jenks levee is flooded. Suburban homes near the Creek County line are flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 widespread and severe flooding occurs west of Jenks. The mobile home park south of the Jenks levee begins to flood at 23 feet. Suburban homes near the Creek County line may be flooded. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
21 severe flooding occurs along Polecat Creek in suburban areas west of Jenks. South Elwood Street becomes unsafe as the stage reaches 21 feet. Some rural roads are inundated. This is higher than the May 1998 flood when the river reached 20.5 feet and will approach the 21.8 foot crest from the October 1986 flood. This is a dangerous situation.
19 moderate agricultural flooding occurs. Minor flooding occurs in suburban areas along Polecat Creek west of Jenks.
17 minor agricultural flooding occurs, primarily west of Jenks.
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Latitude: 36.010389° N, Longitude: 95.993861° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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 29 598.45 ft 615.45 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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