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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the James River near Forestburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Huron Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Mitchell
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.61 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 20.27 ft on 03/25/2011
(3) 19.14 ft on 03/25/2010
(4) 18.93 ft on 05/08/2007
(5) 18.84 ft on 04/10/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.35 ft on 04/26/2023 (P)
(2) 13.98 ft on 06/13/2022
(3) 6.95 ft on 04/13/2021
(4) 15.45 ft on 03/12/2020
(5) 17.37 ft on 04/25/2019
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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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20 405th Ave is flooded and thus most river crossing are impassible resulting in significant travel disruptions.
19 Portions of Hwy 34 begin to flood and the bridge on 407th at the gauge is overtopped.
18 County Road 21 in northern Davison County will be flooded and water may begin to impact the gauge house.
16 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gauge on 407th and the road north of the bridge may be flooded.
14.5 Many of the county roads in the area are impassible including 407th, 240th, 241st and 243rd and some roads are under water for as much as 1/2 mile.
13 241st St begins to flood where it crosses the river.
12 Significant portions of the floodplain begin to flood and a couple county or township roads may begin to flood.
10 The lowest banks begin to flood
(1) Downstream View (6/6/2023)
(2) Upstream View (6/6/2023)

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