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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cow Creek (KS) at Lyons 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 - above Hutchinson
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24.7
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.75 ft on 07/11/1929
(2) 20.49 ft on 10/20/1941
(3) 20.38 ft on 09/26/1973
(4) 20.35 ft on 05/07/2007
(5) 19.95 ft on 08/01/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.15 ft on 07/15/2020
(2) 18.61 ft on 06/23/2019
(3) 18.21 ft on 05/29/2019
(4) 18.01 ft on 05/26/2019
(5) 18.57 ft on 05/21/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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25 Major and widespread flooding south of Lyons occurs. The gage site and surrounding area may be entirely under water. Expect flooding of the Missouri Pacific Railroad tracks and the county roads in this area.
24.7 Widespread flooding of agricultural land and some county roads can be expected. The railroad bridge where the gage is located just 1 mile southeast of Avenue O and K96, will begin to flood. Some possible restriction of flow due to the railroad bridge will be possible and cause water to back up into the lands upstream in the vicinity of Highway 14.
22 Extensive flooding of low-lying areas and bottom land will occur. The Missouri-Pacific Railroad tracks flood near Lyons.
20 The few residentail homes along Highway 14 just south of Avenue O may take on 2 ft of water. Some low spots on Highway 14 may become flooded.
18.8 The county road that is 1000 feet south of gaging site along the right bank begins to flood.
18.5 Flooding begins around the highway 14 river bridge, located just south of Avenu O.
18 Some flooding of low-lying areas and bottom land agricultural areas occurs, especially along the right bank. Possible flooding of county roads 6 miles southeast of Lyons may take place on sections of 20th Road and on 22nd Road.
17.5 Possible flooding of low-lying roads 6 miles southeast of Lyons along county roads affecting 20th Road between Avenue R and Avenue S and on 22nd Road between Avenue Q and Avenue V. Expect possible road closures at these sites. Flooding depends on other surrounding tributary creeks running full.
17 The banks begin to overflow at the gage site. Some minor flooding of lowland agricultural areas is likely and some blacktop county roads southeast of Lyons will take on areas of water to a depth less than 10 inches.
15 The right bank begins to overflow but is only in low areas near the gage. Some minor flooding of lowland agricultural areas is likely.
14.5 Overflows occur and flow through culverts that are located both north and south of the gage.
(1) Upstream
(2) downstream
(3) Looking north toward DCPgage house
(4) Looking northeast at DCP gage house

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