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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cowskin Creek at Wichita 119th St 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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.00 ft on 10/31/1998
(2) 20.77 ft on 04/27/2009
(3) 20.72 ft on 09/13/2008
(4) 20.13 ft on 10/09/2003
(5) 20.04 ft on 05/08/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.04 ft on 06/02/2022 (P)
(2) 16.06 ft on 03/23/2021
(3) 13.59 ft on 05/13/2020
(4) 17.25 ft on 06/24/2019
(5) 18.46 ft on 05/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.55 ft on 08/02/2012
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24 Major flooding of homes and businesses is likely along the path of the creek. This would especially be true to homes around 119th St to south of 13th St and then around Central mainly to the west of Maize Rd. Expect widespread road closures across northwest Wichita. Water from the Cowskin Creek may backup into Calfskin and Dry Creeks and cause additional flooding of residences along these creeks.
22 Water levels will be encroacing on area residential structures and many roads will likely be closed across northwest Wichita. Water from Calfskin and Dry Creeks could backup into residential yards and some structures may be flooded at their lowest levels. Businesses west of Maize Road, to the north and south of Central, will likely take on water.
20 Flood waters of about 2 feet in depth cover sections of Maize Road just to the south of Central. Flood waters flow over 13th Street in the low water spot about a half mile west of 119th Street. Expect road closures. The few houses on the north side of 21st Street, along the east bank of the creek may see flood waters encroach near their homes.
18 Flood waters backup into residential yards southeast of river gage site along Lost Creek Circle and southeast of Central and Karren Streets. Flood waters begin to creep over 13th street in the low water spot about a half mile west of 119th Street. Expect typical flooding of low water crossings and low cropland areas as well as fields near the creek.
15 Many sections along the creek will see minor bank overflows.
13.5 Minor bank overflows occur further downstream near Kellogg Road area.
(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
(3) Looking north at DCP gage house
(4) Looking north across 119th St bridge over Cowskin Creek
(5) Looking south at wireweight gage

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