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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the North Platte River at Lewellen are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Lisco Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.92 ft on 05/27/2016 (P)
(2) 8.66 ft on 06/20/2011
(3) 8.65 ft on 12/18/2003
(4) 8.65 ft on 12/07/2011
(5) 8.63 ft on 12/15/1975
(6) 8.57 ft on 12/17/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.00 ft on 06/07/2017
(2) 8.92 ft on 05/27/2016 (P)
(3) 8.65 ft on 12/07/2011
(4) 8.66 ft on 06/20/2011
(5) 8.41 ft on 06/25/2010
(6) 7.31 ft on 06/13/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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10 Major flood stage. Widespread flooding in southern portions of Lewellen. State Highway 26 may be impassable as river levels increase.
9.5 Homes near and along the North Platte River may flood, including homes along County Road 46 and County Road 199A. Flooding occurs along south side of Highway 26 from 5 miles upstream of Lewellen to Lewellen.
9 Moderate flood stage. Flooding may occur around Fairground Street, County Road 46, County Road 199 A and County Road 44 A east of Highway 26. Homes near and along the river may begin to flood.
8 Minor flood stage. Overflow and high water table levels may cause seepage and flooding of basements and crawl spaces near and along the river.
(1) North Platte River at Rd 199A in Lewellen
(2) Farm house on the upstream side of Rd 199A in Lewellen along the North Platte River
(3) Upstream view of the North Platte River from the Highway 26 Bridge in Lewellen
(4) Looking downstream from the Highway 26 Bridge in Lewellen
(5) Gage house along Highway 26
(6) Another view looking upstream from the Rd 199A Bridge
(7) Looking downstream from the Rd 199A Bridge
(8) Looking downstream toward Lake McConaughy
(9) North Platte River at Lewellen along Highway 26
(10) Looking upstream from the Highway. Photo taken 7/10/2019, gage height 7.4 ft.

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North Platte, NE 69101
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