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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 Independence 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: 53
Moderate Flood Stage: 47.6
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 52.40 ft on 07/01/2007
(2) 47.60 ft on 05/19/1943
(3) 47.28 ft on 04/17/1945
(4) 47.03 ft on 05/06/1961
(5) 47.00 ft on 09/04/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 34.45 ft on 06/03/2022 (P)
(2) 33.16 ft on 05/05/2022 (P)
(3) 35.95 ft on 07/18/2021
(4) 28.43 ft on 03/19/2021
(5) 36.22 ft on 05/16/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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53 The leeve becomes breached on the left bank from Railroad Street to Pine Street.
47.6 Extensive flooding will occur with some roads especially on Highway 160, 1/2 mile east of Independence. Water covers the road for about 2 blocks eastward. Also parts of Highway 75 heading north of the city to Highway 400 near Sycamore become flooded and will be closed. Approximately 20 blocks of houses flood along Rock Creek.
47 Highway 160 just east of Independence begins to flood.
45 Overflows begin on Highway 160 just east of Independence and on Highway 75 north of Independence. The railroad, east towards Parsons floods.
36 Some flooding of low lying areas and bottom land can be expected.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 2.65 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 2.65 ft
(3) Looking west at DCP gage house
(4) Looking east
(5) Looking southeast at wireweight

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