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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Platte River at North Platte are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Roscoe Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.54 ft on 09/23/2013
(2) 14.09 ft on 05/20/2015
(3) 14.02 ft on 06/03/1935
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.04 ft on 06/02/2017
(2) 10.74 ft on 06/01/2016
(3) 14.09 ft on 05/20/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 01/04/1949
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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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18.5 Low steel of the Highway 83 bridge.
18.3 Water may begin to enter the Sonic parking lot.
17 Water may reach the Quality Inn and Pizza Hut parking lots.
15 Major flood stage. Flooding of homes is possible along the South Platte River in and around the City of North Platte. Water is likely to back up into storm drains throughout the city of North Platte.
14 Moderate flood stage. Flooding of yards and basements may occur along the South Platte River. Water may flow over Buffalo Bill Road just north of the South Platte River Bridge. Water may continue to back up in storm drains in the City of North Platte.
13.5 Water may begin to flow over Buffalo Bill Road just north of the South Platte River bridge.
13 Flood Stage. Flooding of yards and roads may occur around Hidden Lakes. Most of Iron Eagle Golf Course becomes submerged. Backwash may occur into sewer and storm drains in city of North Platte.
12.8 Backwash may occur into sewer and storm drains in city of North Platte.
12 Flooding occurs on the north and east end of Iron Eagle Golf Course along the bank of the South Platte River.
10 Ponding of water and flooding of low lying areas at Iron Eagle Golf Course.
Photos
(1) Photo of the river from the gage house
(2) Panorama view of the river from the gage house
(3) View of the South Platte River
(4) Looking upstream
(5) Ice on the South Platte River at Highway 83 - February 13, 2018
(6) Ice on the South Platte River - February 13, 2018
(7) Ice on the South Platte River looking upstream from the gage - February 13, 2018
(8) Ice on the South Platte River near the gage - February 13, 2018

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5250 E. Lee Bird Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
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