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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 near Watford City 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.00 ft on 03/25/1947
(2) 21.42 ft on 04/01/1950
(3) 17.93 ft on 04/10/1965
(4) 17.23 ft on 03/15/1996
(5) 17.16 ft on 03/22/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1.34 ft on 03/11/2021
(2) 13.78 ft on 03/03/2020
(3) 13.74 ft on 03/27/2019
(4) 8.71 ft on 03/28/2018
(5) 10.94 ft on 03/18/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 01/01/1935
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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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50.2 North end of Long-X bridge becomes flooded.
38.8 Gage house shelter will become flooded.
36.7 South end of bridge deck will become flooded.
23 South bank is tree covered with trees and brush and subject to overflow at this level.
(1) Little Missouri River near Watford City-upstream view
(2) Downstream View
(3) Gage House

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