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Black Bear Creek at Pawnee Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:30PM Oct 15, 2018Observed: 3.69 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 12:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.68 ft at 1:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.67 ft at 2:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.66 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.65 ft at 3:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.63 ft at 4:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.62 ft at 5:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.6 ft at 6:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.59 ft at 7:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.58 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.57 ft at 8:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.55 ft at 9:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.54 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.52 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.51 ft at 11:30AM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.5 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.49 ft at 12:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.48 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.47 ft at 1:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.41 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.39 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.39 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2018Observed: 3.36 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.34 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.33 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.33 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.29 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.28 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.27 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.25 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.25 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.23 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.22 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.22 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.2 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.18 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.16 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.11 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.1 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.1 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.1 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.08 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.07 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.06 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.03 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 3 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.98 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2018Observed: 2.98 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.97 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.94 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.94 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.93 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.92 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.92 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.91 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.89 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.88 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.87 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.86 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.85 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.84 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.81 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.8 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.8 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.78 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.78 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.76 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.75 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.75 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.74 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2018Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.72 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.73 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.71 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.74 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.75 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.75 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.8 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.84 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.87 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 2.93 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.09 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.16 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.2 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.26 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.28 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.3 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.33 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.52 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.56 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.62 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.67 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.72 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.76 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.8 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2018Observed: 3.83 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.85 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2018Highest Observation: 3.87 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.86 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.85 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.81 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.77 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.76 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.71 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.7 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.65 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.63 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.59 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.56 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.53 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.5 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.48 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.47 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.45 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.44 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.43 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.42 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.34 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.33 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.31 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.29 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.29 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.28 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.27 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.26 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.25 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2018Observed: 3.24 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPAWO2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:09PM Oct 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.24 ft at 10:30 PM CDT 20-Oct-2018. 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 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Black Bear Creek at Pawnee 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 31.43 ft on 10/03/1959
(2) 28.19 ft on 05/19/1943
(3) 28.11 ft on 09/30/1945
(4) 27.30 ft on 10/05/1986
(5) 27.30 ft on 05/25/1908
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.16 ft on 10/04/2017
(2) 17.92 ft on 04/29/2017 (P)
(3) 19.53 ft on 04/10/2008
(4) 20.52 ft on 03/31/2008
(5) 20.29 ft on 06/29/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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29 damaging flooding occurs from west of Pawnee to its confluence with the Arkansas River. Extreme overflows flood some residences with depths of several feet. Around 10 city blocks are affected. The all-time record flood was 31.4 feet on October 3, 1959. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
27 very severe flooding occurs from west of Pawnee to its confluence with the Arkansas River. Overflows flood some residences and isolate many other homes. This is similar to the flood of October 5, 1986 when the stage crested at 27.3 feet. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
25 severe flooding occurs from west of Pawnee to its confluence with the Arkansas River. Overflows isolate or flood some residences. This is an extremely dangerous and life threatening situation.
23 moderate agricultural flooding occurs. The access road to the Pawnee Indian Agency and Hospital are closed. The Pawnee County Fairgrounds are flooded.
21 moderate agricultural flooding occurs. The Pawnee County Fairgrounds are flooded. The access road to the Pawnee Indian Agency and Hospital becomes impassable.
19 minor agricultural flooding occurs. The Pawnee County Fairgrounds and some access roads begin to flood.
17 minor farm and ranchland flooding occurs.
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Latitude: 36.343611° N, Longitude: 96.799167° 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
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 802.73 ft 819.73 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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