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White River (NE-SD) near White River Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWHRS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:37AM Jan 26, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.88 ft at 7:45 PM CST 20-Jan-2020. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the White River (NE-SD) near White River 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.21 ft on 03/15/2011
(2) 18.14 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
(3) 16.75 ft on 02/10/2009
(4) 15.03 ft on 02/19/2017
(5) 13.37 ft on 02/19/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.14 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
(2) 12.77 ft on 06/21/2018
(3) 9.92 ft on 04/12/2017
(4) 15.03 ft on 02/19/2017
(5) 7.07 ft on 04/18/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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17 Major flood stage. Extensive inundation of structures and roads.
15 Moderate flood stage. Some inundation of structures and roads near the White River.
14 Flood stage. Minor flooding of agricultural land. Access to homes may be impacted by flooding.
12 Action stage. River is bankful. Low land flooding of pasture land in the flood plain along the river.
(1) Gage House
(2) Looking across from the gage
(3) Highway Bridge
(4) Looking upstream
(5) Looking downstream
(6) Flooding - March 2011
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Latitude: 43.713889° N, Longitude: 100.684722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 1770 1784 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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