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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Whitewater River (KS) near Towanda 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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Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.54 ft on 11/01/1998
(2) 29.73 ft on 06/08/1979
(3) 28.50 ft on 10/11/1985
(4) 28.21 ft on 10/10/1985
(5) 28.04 ft on 04/27/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.09 ft on 05/27/2022 (P)
(2) 24.39 ft on 05/05/2022 (P)
(3) 23.20 ft on 06/26/2021
(4) 23.82 ft on 05/16/2020
(5) 24.49 ft on 06/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.50 ft on 08/01/1988
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28 Water level reaches about 2 ft on property 1 mile upstream, on east side of the river around River Valley Road. More extensive flooding of cropland can be expected. Many county roads in low areas will be inundated near the vicinity of the river.
25 Flooding over cropland becomes more widespread. County roads flood at Southwest 40th Street on low spots near the river about 2 miles downstream of gage and along Southwest 60th Street just west of Fulton Road near the river located 4 miles south of Towanda. Further downstream, 5 miles south of Towanda, expect flooding across Southwest 70th.,
22 The river will be out of its banks on both sides. West bank overflows impact cropland mainly in low lying areas.
(1) Looking upstream, stage 1.95 ft
(2) Looking downstream, stage 1.95 ft
(3) Looking east at DCP gage house
(4) Looking east across Hwy 254 Bridge over the river

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