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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Verdigris River at Altoona are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Independence
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.85 ft on 08/26/2005
(2) 24.58 ft on 07/01/2007
(3) 21.79 ft on 05/26/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.68 ft on 06/02/2022 (P)
(2) 19.10 ft on 07/17/2021 (P)
(3) 19.91 ft on 06/27/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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26 Extensive flooding along both banks of the river with water reaching the ground floor of the Altoona Water Plant.
21 Flood waters begin to threaten outlining facilities of the city's water plant.
19 Flooding of agricultural fields and gravel road near the river bridge off of Highway 47 occurs.
15 Expect overflows of the west banks.
14 Expect overflows of the east bank.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 3.24 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 3.24 ft
(3) Looking west at DCP gage shelter
(4) Looking east
(5) Looking east at wireweight gage

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