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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 Mitchell are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Henry Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.5
Flood Stage: 7.5
Action Stage: 6.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.29 ft on 06/28/1955
(2) 9.95 ft on 06/02/1929
(3) 9.68 ft on 06/20/2011
(4) 9.28 ft on 06/02/1971
(5) 9.18 ft on 05/20/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.99 ft on 06/03/2019 (P)
(2) 4.46 ft on 05/20/2018
(3) 6.91 ft on 06/05/2017
(4) 9.18 ft on 05/20/2016
(5) 8.17 ft on 05/30/2015
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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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10.29 Record stage established on June 28 1955.
9.5 Major flooding of homes and agricultural land occurs near the river from Mitchell to Scottsbluff. Low lying areas along the Monument Pathway downstream in Scottsbluff are inundated with flood waters. Low lying flooding at Riverside Park downstream in Scottsbluff. Flood wave travel time from Mitchell to Scottsbluff is about 6 to 8 hours.
8.5 Homes along the North Platte River from Mitchell to Scottsbluff become totally inundated with basement and overland flooding. Low lying areal flooding intensifies and becomes more widespread. Low lying areas along the Monument Pathway downstream in Scottsbluff begin to flood. Flood waters begin to encroach low lying areas of Riverside Park in Scottsbluff. Flood wave travel time from Mitchell to Scottsbluff is about 6 to 8 hours.
7.5 Flood stage. Homes along the North Platte River from Mitchell to Scottsbluff will have water in their basements. Water begins to encroach low lying areas along the Monument Pathway downstream in Scottsbluff. Low lying agricultural land near the river will begin to flood. Flood wave travel time from Mitchell to Scottsbluff is about 6 to 8 hours.
6.5 Bankfull stage. Homes along the North Platte River from Mitchell to Scottsbluff will begin to experience water seepage into their basements. Flood wave travel time from Mitchell to Scottsbluff is about 6 to 8 hours.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 8,000 cfs)---May 2016
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 8,000 cfs)---May 2016
(3) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 7,000 cfs)---June 2010
(4) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 7,000 cfs)---June 2010
(5) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(6) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

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PEAK FLOW 27,500 cfs---June 3, 1909 How low could the river get? North Platte River near Mitchell Real Time Data
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