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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Platte River near Grand Island are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Kearney Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Duncan
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.16 ft on 03/27/1960
(2) 8.03 ft on 03/04/1949
(3) 7.99 ft on 06/06/1935
(4) 7.97 ft on 06/30/1983
(5) 7.83 ft on 03/04/1940
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.92 ft on 06/08/2022
(2) 5.31 ft on 03/15/2021
(3) 6.52 ft on 05/25/2020
(4) 7.38 ft on 07/11/2019
(5) 7.78 ft on 03/15/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.20 ft on 08/25/2012
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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 reaches the bottom of the Highway 34 bridge.
7 A few farmsteads west of Marquette may be threatened by overflows. The city of Grand Island is not threatened by floodwaters.
6.5 Rural farms and pasturelands flood.
6.22 Water approaches property at 14570 south 190th road.
5.87 Water ponds around the interstate Quality Inn, but water levels remain below flood stage.
(1) Upstream View
(2) Downstream View
(3) Gauge House
(4) A Dry Platte River 2002

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