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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Missouri River at Atchison 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.63 ft on 07/26/1993
(2) 31.20 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
(3) 31.00 ft on 06/29/2011
(4) 29.83 ft on 06/25/2010
(5) 29.50 ft on 04/23/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.10 ft on 08/18/2019
(2) 22.14 ft on 07/22/2019
(3) 29.26 ft on 05/31/2019 (P)
(4) 24.83 ft on 05/09/2019
(5) 31.20 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.40 ft on 01/07/1890
(2) 2.20 ft on 12/30/1883
(3) 2.50 ft on 01/01/1884
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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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30 The Rushville-Sugar Lake, Bean Lake, and Henry Pohl Levees will likely be overtopped.
27 River Road in Atchison floods and levees on the Missouri side of the river are overtopped. If the river remains above 27 feet for several days then U.S. Highway 59 and large portions of the floodplain in Missouri flood.
25 A castings plant in Atchison is affected by flood waters.
22 Low-lying areas on the Missouri side of the river begin to flood.

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