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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Saline River (KS) near Wakeeney are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Russell
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.91 ft on 05/29/2018
(2) 19.40 ft on 06/17/1957
(3) 18.95 ft on 07/02/1962
(4) 17.72 ft on 08/18/1961
(5) 17.20 ft on 05/30/1956
(6) 16.72 ft on 05/16/1960
(7) 16.20 ft on 09/18/1995
(8) 15.53 ft on 05/24/2016
(9) 14.81 ft on 10/03/2017
(10) 13.08 ft on 07/09/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.62 ft on 08/25/2019
(2) 23.91 ft on 05/29/2018
(3) 14.81 ft on 10/03/2017
(4) 15.53 ft on 05/24/2016
(5) 10.41 ft on 06/14/2007
(6) 3.85 ft on 09/09/2006
(7) 10.62 ft on 07/01/2004
(8) 2.78 ft on 06/29/2003
(9) 2.44 ft on 04/10/2002
(10) 3.14 ft on 03/24/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.20 ft on 10/01/1981
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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32.5 Highway 283 bridge floods.
32 Left band at Hwy 283 bridge overflows.
30 Right bank at Hwy 283 bridge overflows.
24 Floodwaters will cover many sections along B and C Roads along the Saline River. Expect road closures with some bridges destroyed. These roads will be washed out with tree debris along roads and in adjacent fields. Floodwaters may rise as high as 3 to 4 feet on roads and higher in fields. The river may expand to 100 to 400 feet wide in some locations.
19 Prepare for near-record flooding of 6 feet or more along the Saline River lowlands in northern Trego and Ellis Counties as the river moves well out of its channel onto the floodplain.
17 Expect major flooding of 4 feet or more along the Saline River lowlands in northern Trego and Ellis Counties. Some roads along the Saline River will be impassable. Basement flooding may occur in some houses along the Saline River in these counties.
15 Expect moderate lowland flooding along the Saline River throughout northern Trego and Ellis Counties. Flood depths may reach 2 feet or more as the river nears its crest. Some roads and bridge approaches near the river will be impassable.
13 Expect minor flooding of farmland and pastureland adjacent to the saline river in northern Trego and Ellis Counties.
(1) Looking downstream
(2) Gage site
(3) Looking upstream

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