Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 

This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
tab left off Hydrograph tab right off tab left off River at a Glance tab right off tab left off Download tab right off tab left on tab right on
About this graph
Forecasts for the North Platte River near Orin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
Return to Area Map

Upstream Gauge - near Glenrock Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Henry
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.45 ft on 06/12/1970
(2) 10.00 ft on 05/15/1965
(3) 9.43 ft on 02/19/1980
(4) 8.90 ft on 05/15/1991
(5) 8.45 ft on 05/21/1973
Show More Historic Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.25 ft on 05/29/2019 (P)
(2) 5.56 ft on 06/20/2018
(3) 5.85 ft on 06/12/2017
(4) 7.82 ft on 05/08/2016
(5) 5.76 ft on 05/30/2015
Show More Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
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.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
10.45 Record stage esablished on June 12 1970.
10 Roads between farms along the left river bank are inundated. Water approaches a home near the upstream bridge on the left river bank. Water flows over low lying areas along the right river bank.Record flow of 23,800 cfs established on May 15 1965.
9 Standing water occurs along roads between farms along the left river bank. Water approaches the yard of a home near the upstream bridge on left river bank. Water approaching bankfull along the right river bank.
8 Flood stage. Water flows over low lying areas along the left river bank.
7 Bankfull stage. Water may begin to overtop the left river bank.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 12,000 cfs)---May 2008
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 12,000 cfs)---May 2008
(3) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Low Flow

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

Additional Information Collapse
How low could the river get?
Collaborative Agencies Collapse
The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
NWS Information
National Weather Service
Cheyenne Weather Forecast Office
1301 Airport Parkway
Cheyenne, WY 82001
(307) 772-2468
Ask Questions/Webmaster
Page last modified: 7-Nov-2019 3:32 PM
Disclaimer
Credits
Glossary
Privacy Policy
About Us
Career Opportunities