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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Missouri River at Medora are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Marmarth Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.50 ft on 03/23/1947
(2) 20.39 ft on 05/25/2011
(3) 18.68 ft on 03/11/1972
(4) 18.57 ft on 03/25/2019
(5) 17.32 ft on 04/08/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.88 ft on 03/09/2021
(2) 15.71 ft on 03/02/2020
(3) 18.57 ft on 03/25/2019
(4) 12.92 ft on 04/16/2018
(5) 10.20 ft on 02/19/2017
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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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19 Much of the town of Medora is susceptible to flooding. The steep bank on the left side is subject to overflow.
18 Highway 10 begins to flood-town of Medora very flat and is subject to flooding.
17 A few rural homes next to the river near Medora may be flooded.
15 Right bank overflows and damages camping area on the west side of Medora.
13 Water backs up into ditches along Highway 10. Cottonwood campground-5 mi into park has water out of banksin very low spots. Campground and Visitor Center unharmed.
12 Low spots on right bank overflow.
(1) Little Missouri River at Medora-Upstream View
(2) Downstream View

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