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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 at Saratoga are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Northgate Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Sinclair
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 9.5
Flood Stage: 8.5
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.49 ft on 06/09/2011
(2) 10.40 ft on 06/20/1917
(3) 10.17 ft on 05/28/2014
(4) 10.16 ft on 06/13/2010
(5) 9.75 ft on 06/14/1957
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.23 ft on 06/23/2019 (P)
(2) 6.69 ft on 05/28/2018
(3) 7.89 ft on 06/11/2017
(4) 8.65 ft on 06/10/2016
(5) 7.70 ft on 06/12/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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10.5 Major flood. Widespread flooding occurs in Saratoga.
10.49 Record stage established on June 9 2011.
9.5 Minor flooding of homes occurs along the left and right river banks in Saratoga. Veterans Island Park is inundated with flood waters. A majority of the golf course near the Saratoga Inn is underwater. Water approaches the base of wooden steps at the northeast corner of the Sierra Madre Trout Clubhouse 100 ft downstream on the left river bank.
9 Standing water inundates yards of homes along the river in town. Flood waters begin impacting access to Veterans Island Park. The golf course near the Saratoga Inn becomes inundated with water.
8.5 Flood stage. Water approaches low lying areas of homes along the river in town. Water enters low lying areas of Veterans Island Park.
7.5 Bankfull stage. Water approaches the low lying areas with only minor flooding.
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 15,000 cfs)---June 2010
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 15,000 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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