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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Chariton River near Promise City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 31
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.84 ft on 09/15/1992
(2) 29.95 ft on 07/04/1981
(3) 28.41 ft on 08/24/2007
(4) 27.22 ft on 04/18/2013
(5) 25.78 ft on 07/25/2008
(6) 25.50 ft on 09/21/1965
(7) 25.46 ft on 07/20/2010
(8) 25.09 ft on 07/05/1993
(9) 24.00 ft on 07/29/2015
(10) 23.84 ft on 08/27/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.35 ft on 04/05/2017
(2) 21.12 ft on 12/14/2015
(3) 12.95 ft on 11/30/2015
(4) 17.03 ft on 11/27/2015
(5) 24.00 ft on 07/29/2015
(6) 15.57 ft on 07/28/2015
(7) 19.93 ft on 07/16/2015
(8) 21.17 ft on 07/11/2015
(9) 22.75 ft on 06/25/2015
(10) 13.47 ft on 06/08/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.42 ft on 04/02/1997
(2) 2.56 ft on 10/13/1999
(3) 2.59 ft on 08/31/1999
(4) 2.60 ft on 06/20/2006
(5) 2.69 ft on 08/26/2002
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34.8 Several area roads are closed.
30 Water reaches the top of the guardrail of the 200th Street bridge.
28 Water reaches the road surface of 200th Street bridge.
26 The south approach to the 200th Street bridge overflows.
24 Water threatens the south approach to the 200th Street bridge and nears the underside of the bridge itself.
22 Widespread agricultural flooding occurs.
20 Flooding of farmland in close proximity to the river occurs.
18 Water flows into nearby farmlands.

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