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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Missouri River at Brownville are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 38.5
Flood Stage: 34
Action Stage: 33
Low Stage (in feet): 16.5

Historic Crests
(1) 45.73 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 44.79 ft on 06/23/2011
(3) 44.30 ft on 07/24/1993
(4) 42.89 ft on 06/23/2010
(5) 41.20 ft on 06/15/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.39 ft on 06/18/2022
(2) 29.52 ft on 03/16/2021
(3) 33.96 ft on 05/28/2020
(4) 39.45 ft on 06/05/2019
(5) 45.73 ft on 03/16/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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44 Water nears the top of the federal levees on both sides of the river.
43 A portion of the federal levee along the Missouri side will be near overtopping. If overtopped this flooding will impact a significant portion of Interstate 29 and Highway 136.
40 A hiking trail along the river on the Nebraska side is likely flooded.
39.5 The access road to the power plant begins flooding, also portions of 648A Avenue flood near Brownville.
35 The parking lot and boat ramp south of Highway 136 on the Nebraska side are underwater.
33 Agricultural lowlands along the river begin to flood.
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16.5 Water intake structures along this stretch of the river begin to be monitored for possible exposure.
8.5 Water intake structures begin to be shutoff at this level.

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