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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Dodge City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.68 ft on 06/19/1965
(2) 13.29 ft on 06/08/1949
(3) 12.75 ft on 04/28/1942
(4) 12.54 ft on 05/18/1951
(5) 10.60 ft on 10/27/1941
(6) 9.79 ft on 06/16/1999
(7) 9.73 ft on 07/27/1950
(8) 9.31 ft on 06/05/1947
(9) 8.99 ft on 08/29/2003
(10) 8.51 ft on 04/08/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.01 ft on 10/01/2006
(2) 8.99 ft on 08/29/2003
(3) 5.88 ft on 01/01/2002
(4) 7.67 ft on 06/01/2001
(5) 7.71 ft on 03/24/2000
(6) 9.79 ft on 06/16/1999
(7) 8.51 ft on 04/08/1998
(8) 8.25 ft on 08/19/1997
(9) 7.65 ft on 08/03/1995
(10) 6.74 ft on 07/13/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Floodwaters will overtop the levee in dodge city downstream of the 14th street bridge... And the resulting flooding will inundate the southern part of dodge city south of the atsf railroad tracks. Flooding will expand south to beeson st and along the dcf&b railroad tracks in the southeast part of town. Floodwaters will be up to 6 feet deep in this area.
18 Floodwaters will begin to spread into low-lying farm land upstream and downstream of the levee project in dodge city. Floodwaters to a depth of 4 feet or more will be common.
14 Some roads and farmlands adjacent to the arkansas river from cimarron to just upstream of dodge city... And downstream of dodge city will be flooded. Dodge city's levees are not in any danger of overtopping at this stage.

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Dodge City Weather Forecast Office
104 Airport Rd
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 225-6514
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