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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 Leavenworth are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.34 ft on 07/28/1993
(2) 31.31 ft on 03/23/2019
(3) 30.80 ft on 06/30/2011
(4) 28.66 ft on 06/01/2019
(5) 26.82 ft on 05/09/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.74 ft on 10/04/2019
(2) 28.66 ft on 06/01/2019
(3) 21.14 ft on 05/21/2019
(4) 21.92 ft on 05/10/2019
(5) 31.31 ft on 03/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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25.15 Water overtops the levee north of Fort Leavenworth.
23.4 The Hildebrandt Island north of Fort Leavenworth begins to flood and families in this area need to evacuate.
22.3 Water enters Riverfront Park in Leavenworth. In addition, 2nd Street at the waste water treatment plant is closed due to high water. Persons should vacate the park to avoid the loss of life and property.
20 Lowland flooding occurs along the east and west banks of the river.

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