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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Blue River at 12th Street are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at 17th Street Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 40
Moderate Flood Stage: 35
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 38.00 ft on 09/13/1961
(2) 37.42 ft on 05/16/1990
(3) 36.33 ft on 09/13/1977
(4) 35.07 ft on 06/10/1984
(5) 35.00 ft on 06/09/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.32 ft on 08/22/2017
(2) 29.03 ft on 05/18/1995
(3) 28.78 ft on 07/28/1993
(4) 37.42 ft on 05/16/1990
(5) 35.07 ft on 06/10/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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51 Flood waters overtop the 12th Street bridge.
39 Water reaches the bottom of the 12th Street bridge.
38 Extensive flooding of industrial areas along the river.
36.1 12th Street begins to flood about 300 yards west of the bridge.
36 Railroad tracks around 1,000 ft northwest of the gage begin to flood.
35 Water begins to affect several commercial buildings along the river.
31 Low-lying areas of Manchester Trafficway begin to flood just south of Truman Road.
30 Low-lying areas near 12th Street begin to flood. When the Missouri River is high, the flood waters from the Blue river may approach the top of the flood wall on the west bank of the Blue River near the Wilson Avenue bridge.

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