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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Marais Des Cygnes River at La Cygne 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: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 2.8

Historic Crests
(1) 36.19 ft on 07/13/1951
(2) 36.07 ft on 07/02/2007
(3) 34.49 ft on 09/15/1961
(4) 33.72 ft on 10/13/1973
(5) 33.49 ft on 11/04/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.16 ft on 06/02/2022
(2) 25.42 ft on 05/27/2022
(3) 28.65 ft on 05/07/2022
(4) 26.25 ft on 07/18/2021
(5) 28.76 ft on 07/03/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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41.3 Water reaches the floor of the power plant on the west side of La Cygne.
36 A levee on the west bank of the river is overtopped. Farmland, homesteads, and secondary roads behind the levee are threatened by flooding.
30 Highway 152 floods 0.75 miles west of La Cygne. If Middle Creek is also flooding Highway 152, the only route into or out of La Cygne will be the County Road, or 4th Street, leading north from La Cygne.
25 Low lying farmland and other rural land floods.
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2.8 River nears zero flow.

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