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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rattlesnake Creek (KS) near Macksville 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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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Zenith
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.02 ft on 09/26/1973
(2) 10.02 ft on 07/16/1993
(3) 9.71 ft on 05/24/1977
(4) 9.70 ft on 06/25/1975
(5) 9.70 ft on 06/30/1951
(6) 9.64 ft on 04/01/1973
(7) 9.60 ft on 09/03/1963
(8) 9.55 ft on 06/29/1975
(9) 9.45 ft on 03/12/1973
(10) 9.37 ft on 05/23/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.12 ft on 05/24/2019
(2) 7.83 ft on 05/12/2019
(3) 5.66 ft on 05/06/2017
(4) 6.09 ft on 05/04/2016
(5) 7.75 ft on 06/17/2010
(6) 3.65 ft on 05/09/2006
(7) 3.30 ft on 03/27/2004
(8) 3.82 ft on 03/19/2003
(9) 3.84 ft on 08/17/2002
(10) 7.50 ft on 05/07/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.96 ft on 09/05/1982
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14 Water begins to flow over the Dillwyn Road Bridge at the Macksville 8SE river gage on Rattlesnake Creek.
12.8 Flooding reaches the bottom of the bridge.
12 Expect record flooding of 3 feet or more along the Rattlesnake Creek from Gary Creek to the confluence of the Wild Horse Creek as floodwaters move broadly over the floodplain downstream. Most roads near the creek will be impassible... Possibly sections may be washed out.
11 Flood depths of 2 feet or more will be common as the Rattlesnake Creek moves farther out onto the floodplain between Gary Creek and the Wild Horse Creek. Low-lying bridges will be threatened with overtopping at a stage of 11 feet.
10 Expect moderate flooding of 1 feet or more as the Rattlesnake Creek charges further out onto the floodplain from Gary Creek to the confluence of the Wild Horse Creek. Many unpaved roads near the Rattlesnake Creek will be impassible. Water levels will approach the bottoms of low-lying bridges along the Rattlesnake Creek.
9 At a stage of nine feet, expect minor flooding along both banks of Rattlesnake Creek from the confluence of Gary Creek to the Wild Horse Creek as the Rattlesnake Creek spills out of its banks onto the adjacent floodplain. Travel near Rattlesnake Creek is strongly discouraged... Sections of unpaved sand roads may become impassible.
8 At a stage of 8 feet, the low banks along the Rattlsnake Creek from Gary Creek to Wild Horse Creek will begin to flood. Unpaved sandy roads immediately adjacent to Rattlesnake Creek may become soft due to underflow, and isolated road sections may become too wet to traverse. Drive with caution.
(1) Upstream View at River Gage
(2) Downstream View at River Gage
(3) River Gage View Looking North

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