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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elm River near Westport 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.63 ft on 03/25/2009
(2) 22.11 ft on 04/10/1969
(3) 21.56 ft on 03/30/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.48 ft on 02/23/2017
(2) 9.34 ft on 08/14/2016
(3) 10.55 ft on 05/21/2015
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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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22.5 The bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Westport will be overtopped
22 Large portions of Westport will have water 2 to 3 feet deep
21 The bridge on Brown County Road 10a is overtopped
20.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Westport. The bridge east of Westport will be overtopped
19 The community of Westport begins to flood
18.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge east of Westport
17.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge north of Westport
16 Several gravel roads along the river begin to flood
14.5 The bridge northwest of Kruse Dam will be overtopped
14 The county road east of Westport becomes impassable
12.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge north of Kruse Dam

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