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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 near Mentor 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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Upstream Gauge - at Lindsborg Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near New Cambria
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.65 ft on 06/24/2019
(2) 24.05 ft on 07/04/2019
(3) 21.47 ft on 05/22/2019
(4) 21.09 ft on 07/31/2013
(5) 20.99 ft on 05/08/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.36 ft on 06/27/2020
(2) 24.05 ft on 07/04/2019
(3) 24.65 ft on 06/24/2019
(4) 21.47 ft on 05/22/2019
(5) 20.56 ft on 05/09/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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33 Widespread major flooding may be anticipated as water approaches the top of the levee system that surrounds the City of Salina with a possibility of a breach. Evacuations may be necessary.
31 Flooding of several roads outside the levee system around Salina can be expected as well as widespread flooding of farmland. The Army Corps of Engineers continue surveillance of the Salina Levee System.
28 The Kansas City U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will conduct continuous surveillance of the Salina Levee System. Low lying portions of Mentor Road near the river begin to flood as well as parts of Lamer Road south of Bridgeport. Widespread flooding of farmland near the river can be expected.
24 Some low lying rural county roads begin to flood along with extensive field flooding.
22 The lower portions of ball fields and bike trail at Burke Park in Salina floods along with soccer fields near the river south of Magnolia Road.
20 Flood waters overflow the banks and agricultural fields upstream from Bridgeport to Assaria. Lowland flooding can be expected in the vicinity of the river. A portion of the bike trail near Burke Park in Salina floods.
(1) Looking south, upstream
(2) Looking west across Hwy 4 Bridge
(3) Looking north, downstream
(4) Looking east at DCP gage house
(5) Looking west across Hwy 4 bridge
(6) Looking northeast at wireweight and radar gage on bridge, downstream

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