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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kansas River at 23rd Street - Kansas City - KS 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: 55
Moderate Flood Stage: 54
Flood Stage: 33
Action Stage: 29
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 61.30 ft on 07/14/1951
(2) 54.80 ft on 07/28/1993
(3) 54.60 ft on 06/01/1903
(4) 47.20 ft on 06/01/1908
(5) 45.30 ft on 07/11/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.93 ft on 06/25/2019
(2) 39.64 ft on 06/02/2019
(3) 36.30 ft on 05/22/2019
(4) 35.12 ft on 05/10/2019
(5) 36.38 ft on 03/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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55 The river threatens to overtop levees or floodwalls near the mouth of the Kansas river near James Street. Additional height must be added to the levees or floodwalls to prevent overtopping. Overtopping of the levees and floodwalls would result in serious flooding of the Central Industrial District and other areas adjacent to the river. This would include The American Royal and Kemper Arena.
33 Undeveloped woodland along the river and outside of levee protection is flooded. No flooding of areas behind the levees is expected.

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1803 N. 7 Hwy
Pleasant Hill, MO 64080
(816) 540-6021
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