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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wood River near Alda 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: 12.2
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.96 ft on 06/16/1967
(2) 13.85 ft on 05/12/2005
(3) 13.61 ft on 03/16/2019
(4) 13.55 ft on 03/12/1993
(5) 13.39 ft on 03/21/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.94 ft on 05/25/2020
(2) 13.61 ft on 03/16/2019
(3) 6.91 ft on 07/10/2018
(4) 6.61 ft on 08/16/2017
(5) 4.81 ft on 04/21/2016
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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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13 Water will begin to flow across Nebraska 40 Link C also known as Alda Road about one quarter mile south of the gauge. Water will also begin to flow over Highway 30 west of Alda.
12 There is extensive flooding upstream of the gauge in the town of Wood River where houses on the north side of town will begin to flood.
11 The left bank overflows, and water floods lowlands and country roads.
10 At a river stage of 10 feet, minor lowland flooding occurs in pastures and farm lands.
(1) Downstream View
(2) Gauge House
(3) Upstream View
(4) Crest Stage Indicator
(5) Staff Gauge
(6) Second Staff Gauge

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