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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Platte River near Kersey 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: 13.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 11.5
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.09 ft on 09/14/2013
(2) 11.73 ft on 05/08/1973
(3) 11.54 ft on 05/11/2015
(4) 11.50 ft on 05/01/1999
(5) 11.00 ft on 05/31/1995
(6) 10.75 ft on 06/18/1965
(7) 10.70 ft on 05/08/1969
(8) 10.40 ft on 06/14/1997
(9) 10.39 ft on 06/14/2010
(10) 10.31 ft on 05/02/1980
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.94 ft on 05/31/2021
(2) 5.16 ft on 06/10/2020
(3) 7.21 ft on 06/23/2019
(4) 6.06 ft on 05/04/2018
(5) 9.37 ft on 05/19/2017
(6) 8.47 ft on 06/14/2016
(7) 11.54 ft on 05/11/2015
(8) 9.94 ft on 06/02/2014
(9) 15.09 ft on 09/14/2013
(10) 5.55 ft on 07/09/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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15 Stage and flow are approaching the maximum record flood occurring in 2013.
14 Widespread major flooding occurs as a wide expanse of the river spreads out laterally beyond the floodplain.
13.5 Numerous bridges crossing the South Platte River flood. There is extensive flooding of agricultural land and inundation of structures and roads along the river.
12 The river floods La Salle and Evans.
11.5 Southern sections of Hardin flood. There is moderate flooding of agricultural land along the river.
10 Considerable lowland and meadow flooding occurs. This level represents a flood that has a 10-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
8 The river is out of its banks and into fields and meadows.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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