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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Platte River at Smithville 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: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 30.5
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 11.7

Historic Crests
(1) 46.49 ft on 07/20/1965
(2) 39.72 ft on 05/18/1974
(3) 37.38 ft on 06/01/1947
(4) 36.44 ft on 08/13/1982
(5) 36.39 ft on 10/11/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.93 ft on 05/31/2022
(2) 28.21 ft on 06/23/2019
(3) 29.06 ft on 05/29/2019
(4) 27.99 ft on 05/21/2019
(5) 28.28 ft on 05/21/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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38 Some homes on Bridge Street experience several feet of water on their first floor.
35 Flood water threatens apartments near the river. Evacuation of residents may be necessary.
34 Businesses on Bridge Street begin to flood.
30.5 Bridge Street, Main Street, State Route DD, and State Route F begin to flood.
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11.7 River nears zero flow.

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