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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 Stratford 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: 18.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.57 ft on 07/19/2011
(2) 20.08 ft on 03/29/2010
(3) 19.98 ft on 04/26/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.43 ft on 04/18/2020
(2) 18.68 ft on 04/19/2019
(3) 14.08 ft on 03/29/2017
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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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27 The bridge at the gauging location is overtopped.
25 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauging location.
22 The bridge 3 miles south of the gauge is overtopped.
20 142nd Street is flooded.
19.5 The bridge on 148th Street is under water.
19 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge 3 miles south of the gauge.
18.5 395th Avenue is flooded and the road and bridge on 146th Street is under water.
17.5 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge 2 miles north of the gauge.
17 County roads begin flooding and the road 2 miles north of the gauging location is one of the first to flood.
16 137th Street and 140th Street are flooded.
14 Significant amounts of agricultural lands begin flooding.

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