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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Ninnescah River at Pratt 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 Murdock
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.44 ft on 09/03/2018
(2) 11.54 ft on 07/04/1987
(3) 11.12 ft on 07/20/1997
(4) 11.08 ft on 05/08/2019
(5) 10.94 ft on 08/03/1996
(6) 10.34 ft on 05/27/1995
(7) 10.22 ft on 03/23/2000
(8) 10.06 ft on 10/10/2018
(9) 10.03 ft on 04/30/1985
(10) 9.89 ft on 07/19/1988
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.45 ft on 09/25/2019
(2) 11.08 ft on 05/08/2019
(3) 10.06 ft on 10/10/2018
(4) 14.44 ft on 09/03/2018
(5) 6.29 ft on 05/20/2011
(6) 9.46 ft on 08/24/2010
(7) 9.33 ft on 08/17/2010
(8) 6.29 ft on 05/09/2006
(9) 6.24 ft on 03/05/2004
(10) 9.14 ft on 10/04/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.22 ft on 08/25/2003
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13 Highway 281 in the south part of Pratt becomes flooded. Lemon Park becomes inundated with swiftly flowing flood waters. Pedestrian bridges and ball fields become inundated. Flood waters cover the Green Nature Trail and impact the Kansas Department of Wildlife headquarters building and facilities located on the southeast side of Pratt. Veterans Memorial Lake takes on the Ninnescah River flood waters to the point that camping areas and fishing piers are completely inundated.
11 Flood waters cover numerous county roads from the vicinity of Pratt to the Pratt and Kingman county line. Expect road closures.
9 Expect overflow of banks. Stream overflows narrowly on the left bank and more broadly on the right bank. Stream is approximately 260 ft wide at this stage.
(1) Viewing River Station Looking South along Country Club Road
(2) Looking Upstream along the South Fork Ninnescah River
(3) Looking Downstream along the South Fork Ninnescah River
(4) Looking North along Country Club Road
(5) Looking South along Country Club Road

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