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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 Kansas City are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 49
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 48.87 ft on 07/27/1993
(2) 48.00 ft on 06/15/1844
(3) 46.20 ft on 07/14/1951
(4) 45.00 ft on 06/01/1903
(5) 40.60 ft on 04/24/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 33.93 ft on 06/25/2019
(2) 36.73 ft on 06/02/2019
(3) 34.41 ft on 03/24/2019
(4) 32.16 ft on 05/28/2016
(5) 32.60 ft on 07/10/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.17 ft on 01/19/2007
(2) 3.47 ft on 03/01/2022
(3) 3.65 ft on 12/09/2005
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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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49.6 Major levees in the Kansas City Missouri area begin to overtop.
48.5 The levee in the Birmingham Unit begins to be overtopped.
43.7 Gaps in the levees and floodwalls of the East Bottoms area must be closed.
40 Gaps in the levees and floodwalls at North Kansas City must be closed.
39 Gaps in levees and floodwalls in the Central Industrial District must be closed.
35 Farm levees are overtopped. Flooding of cropland, homesteads, and secondary roads behind the levees occurs.
32 Minor flooding outside of levees occurs.

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Kansas City/Pleasant Hill Weather Forecast Office
1803 N. 7 Hwy
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
(816) 540-6021
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