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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the North Platte River near Henry 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: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.77 ft on 05/11/2018
(2) 6.56 ft on 07/23/1983
(3) 6.52 ft on 05/28/2016
(4) 6.45 ft on 06/11/2011
(5) 6.42 ft on 06/04/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.33 ft on 08/19/2019 (P)
(2) 4.30 ft on 06/09/2019 (P)
(3) 3.58 ft on 09/06/2018
(4) 6.77 ft on 05/11/2018
(5) 5.10 ft on 06/04/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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7.5 Major lowland flooding occurs. Only minor flooding in the town of Henry.
6.56 Record stage established on July 23 1983.
6.5 Lowland flooding intensifies and becomes more widespread. Homes along the North Platte River will be totally inundated with basement and overland flooding.
6.04 Record flow of 17,900 cfs established on June 2 1929.
5.5 Flood stage. Minor lowland flooding occurs. Homes along the North Platte River will have water in their basements.
4.5 Bankfull stage. Homes along the North Platte River will begin to experience water seepage into their basements.
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 6,000 cfs)---June 2010
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 6,000 cfs)---June 2010
(3) Looking Upstream---Moderate Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Moderate Flow
(5) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(6) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

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