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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Smoky Hill River near Arnold are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Oakley Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Cedar Bluff Reservoir
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.00 ft on 05/30/1938
(2) 11.55 ft on 06/17/1955
(3) 9.61 ft on 07/11/1972
(4) 9.37 ft on 07/25/1973
(5) 8.96 ft on 06/09/1962
(6) 8.41 ft on 06/14/2007
(7) 8.38 ft on 08/24/1969
(8) 7.95 ft on 07/20/1993
(9) 7.95 ft on 06/08/1975
(10) 7.94 ft on 09/16/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.46 ft on 06/19/2018
(2) 7.22 ft on 06/30/2014
(3) 7.44 ft on 08/24/2012
(4) 7.06 ft on 04/23/2010
(5) 8.41 ft on 06/14/2007
(6) 4.31 ft on 08/21/2006
(7) 2.99 ft on 06/19/2003
(8) 2.89 ft on 07/28/2002
(9) 6.84 ft on 09/13/2001
(10) 4.52 ft on 06/24/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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11 Prepare for major flooding along the Smoky Hill River from the confluence of Hackberry Creek to U.S. Highway 283. Expect north bank overflows of up to four feet or more, and south bank overflows of up to one foot.
10.5 Prepare for north bank overflows of 3 feet or more along the Smoky Hill River from the confluence of Hackberry Creek to U.S. Highway 283. South bank overflows are now beginning to occur as well.
9 Prepare for moderate north bank overflows of 2 feet or more along the Smoky Hill River from the confluence of Hackberry Creek to U.S. Highway 283.
7 Expect minor north bank flooding of up to one foot along the Smoky Hill River from the confluence of Hackberry Creek and the Smoky Hill River to east of U.S. Highway 283.
Photos
(1) Upstream View at River Gage
(2) Downstream View at River Gage
(3) River Gage View Looking North

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