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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ocheyedan River near Spencer 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: 10.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 9.5
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.89 ft on 06/18/1953
(2) 12.77 ft on 09/21/2018
(3) 12.73 ft on 03/15/2019
(4) 12.70 ft on 06/21/2018
(5) 11.72 ft on 08/11/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.70 ft on 04/03/2023
(2) 6.46 ft on 05/31/2022
(3) 3.05 ft on 04/09/2021
(4) 8.57 ft on 05/27/2020
(5) 12.73 ft on 03/15/2019
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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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17.5 the bridge on County Road M38 at the gage is overtopped.
16.5 the bridge south of the Ocheyedan WMA is overtopped.
14.5 water reaches the bottom of the bridges south of the Ocheyedan WMA and on County Road M38, and the bridge north of the Ocheyedan WMA is overtopped.
12.5 water reaches the bottom of the bridge north of the Ocheyedan WMA.
10.5 major agricultural flooding begins and some county roads are also flooded.
9.5 significant amounts of pasture and other farm land begin flooding.
8 minor flooding of pasture land begins.
7 minor flooding of some ditches begins.
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