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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Smoky Hill River at Lindsborg 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 - near Mentor
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33.9
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.90 ft on 05/28/1903
(2) 33.10 ft on 01/01/1901
(3) 32.55 ft on 06/03/1938
(4) 32.46 ft on 10/20/1941
(5) 31.30 ft on 08/17/1927
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.14 ft on 05/27/2021
(2) 15.51 ft on 06/26/2020
(3) 24.23 ft on 06/24/2019
(4) 24.00 ft on 05/22/2019
(5) 21.98 ft on 05/20/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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34.5 The First Street Bridge and road leading into the city floods. Widespread flooding of low-lying and agricultural areas will result.
33.9 The north bridge approach at the gage site on First Street begins to flood. Widespread flooding of low-lying and agricultural areas occurs.
32 Highway Business 81, about 5 miles northeast of the gage site begins to flood.
29 Highway 4, 1 mile west of the gage site begins to flood.
24.5 The Old Mill Campgrounds are covered by 3 to 4 feet of flood waters.
21 South bank overflows extend out to 20 feet from bank. Old Mill Park floods along with low lying fields in rural areas.
19 The river begins to flow out of its banks at the Old Mill Campground.
(1) Looking north at river gage house near Lindsborg.

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