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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the James River near Ashton 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.64 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 25.25 ft on 03/22/2010
(3) 24.40 ft on 04/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.79 ft on 03/28/2017
(2) 6.43 ft on 03/09/2016
(3) 10.34 ft on 07/02/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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25.5 The bridge at the gauging location is overtopped
22.5 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauging location
21 The main east-west highway begins to flood on the east bank of the river and the water overtops the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Ashton
19 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Ashton
16.5 The water overtops the bridge 3 miles north and 1 1/2 mile east of Ashton
15 Significant amounts of farm land begin flooding
14 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge 3 miles north and 1 1/2 mile east of Ashton
13 Flooding begins to affect some crop land along with moderate flooding of pasture and low-lying areas
11 Flooding of low-lying pasture and wooded areas begins

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