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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 New Cambria 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: 33.1
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.72 ft on 06/25/1993
(2) 31.60 ft on 07/22/1993
(3) 31.45 ft on 07/15/1993
(4) 31.42 ft on 05/25/2007
(5) 31.12 ft on 05/07/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.79 ft on 05/27/2022
(2) 23.83 ft on 05/28/2021
(3) 26.39 ft on 05/26/2020
(4) 27.60 ft on 07/05/2019
(5) 29.94 ft on 06/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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33.1 Expect roads surrounding and within the city of New Cambria to be flooded and along with roads in the vicinity of the river. In addition, expect widespread flooding of low-lying areas.
31 All roads leading into New Cambria become flooded. Old Highway 40 between Marymount Road and Whitmore Road is closed due to flood waters. Dependent on high flows coming down from Saline River the railroad trestle bridge just south of Old Highway 40 may be overtopped.
30 Niles Road south of Stimmel Road near the gage site begins to flood. Also expect extensive flooding of low-lying areas and croplands. Within the city the following roads become flooded, Railroad Street and Mill Street, First Street and Second Street and Cunningham. Dependent on high flows coming down from Saline River, Old Highway 40 may flood about a foot deep from Simpson Road to Niles Road.
29.5 Water covers Railroad Street and Mill Street, Cunningham Road and First Street and Second Street.
28 Flood waters flow over North Street just east of the intersection of Simpson Road. This location is 2 1/2 miles southwest of New Cambria.
27 Both banks overflow at about this height. Expect flooding of low-lying areas and bottom land along both sides of the river.
(1) Upstream, stage 5.85 ft
(2) Downstream, stage 5.85 ft
(3) Looing north at DCP gage house
(4) looking south at wireweight gage on bridge

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