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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 Columbia are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Stratford
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.81 ft on 07/16/2011
(2) 19.73 ft on 04/24/2009
(3) 19.08 ft on 04/18/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.90 ft on 03/21/2017
(2) 8.04 ft on 09/23/2016
(3) 13.97 ft on 06/17/2015
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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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20 The water begin to flow over Brown County Hwy 16 south of the gauge
19.64 The water overtops the levee at the park in Columbia. Also 120th Street, Dakota Avenue, and Larson Road are flooded
19.5 The river reaches the top of the levee at the park in Columbia. Also 400th Avenue, 123rd Street, and Tacoma Loop are flooded
19.3 396th Avenue begins to flood
18.5 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauging location on Brown County 16
18 117th St between 395th and 400th Ave is flooded
17 Water reaches the base of the levee at the Columbia Park
15 Significant amounts of agricultural lands are flooded
13 Flooding of the lower lying agricultural areas begins

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Forecasts for the James River near Columbia are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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