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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 Minatare are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Bridgeport
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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) 8.57 ft on 06/02/1971
(2) 8.44 ft on 06/19/1984
(3) 8.19 ft on 06/17/2010
(4) 8.18 ft on 06/21/2011
(5) 8.07 ft on 06/27/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.90 ft on 08/21/2019 (P)
(2) 5.09 ft on 06/05/2019 (P)
(3) 6.42 ft on 05/19/2018
(4) 5.81 ft on 06/05/2017
(5) 7.74 ft on 05/24/2016
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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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9.5 Major and widespread flooding of homes and agricultural land occurs near the river. Flooding begins to affect the town of Melbeta.
8.57 Record stage established on June 12 1987.
8.5 Lowland agricultural flooding intensifies and becomes more widespread. Homes along the North Platte River will be totally inundated with basement and overland flooding.
7.5 Flood stage. Low lying agricultural land near the river begins to flood. Homes along the North Platte River will have water in their basements.
6.5 Bankfull stage. Homes along the North Platte River will begin to experience water seepage into their basements.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 7,500 cfs)---May 2016
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 7,500 cfs)---May 2016
(3) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 6,500 cfs)---June 2010
(4) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 6,500 cfs)---June 2010
(5) Looking Upstream--Low Flow
(6) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

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PEAK FLOW 28,000 cfs---June 4, 1909 How low could the river get? North Platte River near Minatare Real Time Data
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