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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Black River near Annapolis are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.38 ft on 11/14/1993
(2) 25.81 ft on 11/19/1985
(3) 23.23 ft on 04/30/2017
(4) 21.55 ft on 11/02/1972
(5) 21.54 ft on 10/30/2009
(6) 21.40 ft on 05/13/2002
(7) 20.10 ft on 06/08/1945
(8) 20.06 ft on 03/28/1977
(9) 20.03 ft on 03/19/2008
(10) 19.80 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.05 ft on 11/22/2020
(2) 8.19 ft on 05/28/2020
(3) 9.97 ft on 05/18/2020
(4) 13.70 ft on 03/20/2020
(5) 14.58 ft on 01/12/2020
(6) 9.33 ft on 12/01/2019
(7) 9.56 ft on 03/31/2019
(8) 8.37 ft on 03/14/2019
(9) 9.82 ft on 02/08/2019
(10) 8.66 ft on 01/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 08/05/1982
(2) 0.64 ft on 08/22/1983
(3) 0.66 ft on 07/26/1980
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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27.38 This is the RECORD FLOOD LEVEL that was reached on November 14 1993.
24.5 The Highway K bridge downstream of the gage begins flooding.
21 Highway 21 at Circle Drive in Lesterville begins flooding.
20.5 One house on Cirle Drive in Lesterville will flood near this height.
17 When the Black River gets to this level, the Highway 21 bridge upstream in Lesterville on the East Fork of the Black River may start flooding about 6 to 8 hours earlier.
14 Flooding begins along County Road 146 Champion Springs Road... the road leading to the gage.
9 County Road 372 will begin flooding near this height.
8 Annapolis Road on the east bank of the Black River south of Lesterville begins flooding close to this height. This is the only road directly connecting Annapolis and Lesterville.
5 Near this height, Peola Road begins flooding along the west bank of the Black River south of Lesterville.
(1) Black River near Annapolis, MO gage house and well
(2) Looking upstream
(3) Looking west
(4) Looking downstream

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