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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cottonwood River near Plymouth are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Cottonwood Falls Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Emporia
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 37
Moderate Flood Stage: 34
Flood Stage: 32
Action Stage: 30
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 37.80 ft on 07/11/1951
(2) 36.78 ft on 11/02/1998
(3) 35.70 ft on 06/05/1965
(4) 35.70 ft on 06/10/1965
(5) 35.45 ft on 10/10/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.26 ft on 06/06/2022 (P)
(2) 32.47 ft on 07/07/2019
(3) 32.68 ft on 06/25/2019
(4) 32.56 ft on 06/24/2019
(5) 34.08 ft on 05/22/2019
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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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37 Major flooding can be expected. Water levels may reach to 4 feet above the ground floors of structures 2.25 miles west of the gage site from Road A. At half a mile north of gage, water levels may reach as high as 1/2 the distance to the electric meters on utility poles.
34 Road A becomes completely inundated near the river gage site, south of Hwy 50. Expect flooding of crops and fields.
33 More sections along Road A floods especially at the low water crossings.
32 Minor flooding occurs along both banks. Road A near the gage site becomes flooded especially south of the river.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 2.23 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 2.23 ft
(3) Looking west at DCP gage shelter
(4) Looking northwest at wireweight gage
(5) Looking southeast

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