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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sappa Creek near Oberlin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Norcatur
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.16 ft on 06/15/1996
(2) 18.10 ft on 06/16/1996
(3) 16.57 ft on 07/06/1956
(4) 16.53 ft on 06/19/1975
(5) 16.38 ft on 03/21/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.00 ft on 05/24/2008
(2) 7.98 ft on 06/16/2006
(3) 8.14 ft on 08/28/2005
(4) 8.72 ft on 07/23/2004
(5) 10.48 ft on 04/29/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.00 ft on 01/01/1980
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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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27.5 The creek will begin to overflow the southern end of the Highway 83 bridge.
24.5 The creek will overflow the northern end of the Highway 83 bridge. Most of the roads to the north of the gage will become flooded.
24 Water will start hitting the bottom of the bridge.
21.3 Water reaches the street that is just to the northwest of the Highway 83 bridge.
17.5 The access road to the southeast of the bridge and gage site will become inundated.
15 Moderate flooding will occur in nearby agricultural fields and low lying areas.
11 Water spreads over agricultural fields and low lying areas with actual water depth in creek at about 6 feet.

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