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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 North Platte are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Brady
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.73 ft on 06/21/2011
(2) 6.87 ft on 06/14/2016
(3) 6.87 ft on 06/15/2016 (P)
(4) 6.71 ft on 06/10/1971
(5) 6.67 ft on 06/28/1983
(6) 6.63 ft on 08/23/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.35 ft on 10/04/2016
(2) 6.87 ft on 06/15/2016 (P)
(3) 6.87 ft on 06/14/2016
(4) 5.94 ft on 08/08/2015
(5) 5.51 ft on 08/04/2014
(6) 5.79 ft on 07/08/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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10.8 Flood waters will reach the low steel of Highway 30 bridge located 1 mile east of North Platte.
10 Flood waters will reach the low steel of Highway 83 bridge near North Platte. Flood waters will also reach the low steel of railroad bridge located 2 miles downstream of Highway 83 bridge.
9 Major and widespread flooding along the south bank of the North Platte River. Major and widespread flooding of Rivers Edge Golf Course, properties near west 18th street, Cody Park and residential properties to the north of East 16th Street may occur without proper protection.
8.5 Widespread flooding along the south bank of the North Platte River begins. A dike built along the south bank of the river will protect Rivers Edge Golf Course, properties near west 18th street, Cody Park and residential properties to the north of East 16th Street. Homes and outbuildings north of Darlene Road and Vieyra Drive may be flooded without proper protection.
8 Without proper protection, widespread flooding will continue at Cody Park as flood waters from the boat ramp cross the paved access road along the northwest edge of the park and flood portions of the park.
7.5 Flooding worsens in low lying areas along the south bank of the North Platte River west of Highway 83. Homes and outbuildings north of Darlene Road and Vieyra Drive begin to flood.
7.2 Major and widespread flooding along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Flooding occurs on North Washboard Road to the north and south of North River Road. Major and widespread flooding to residences and outbuildings along and south of North River Road with access to properties significantly impaired. Widespread flooding worsens along the north side of Cody Park.
7 Major and widespread flooding occurs along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to about 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Water encroaches into some residences and outbuildings in this area with access to properties significantly impaired. Major and widespread flooding occurs along the south bank from the Nebraska Game and Parks Recreational Vehicle Campground Site to Cody Park in North Platte.
6.5 Moderate and more widespread flooding of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Water encroachment into some residences property begins along and south of North River Road. Water encroachment into low lying areas of Cody Park worsens.
6 Minor flood stage. Minor flooding of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. Minor water intrusions into low lying areas of Cody Park in North Platte begins. People should be cautioned against being in the water along the banks of the river especially near Cody Park.
5.7 Minor overflows of low lying and agricultural land begins along the north bank of the North Platte River from Highway 83 to approximately 4 miles west of Highway 83 south of North River Road. People should be cautioned against being in the water along the banks of the river especially near Cody Park.
Photos
(1) North Platte River at North Platte - June 22, 2011
(2) Ice on the North Platte River near Cody Park
(3) High water on the North Platte River
(4) Temporary dike in Cody Park in 2011
(5) High water on the North Platte River in 2011
(6) North Platte River June 22, 2011
(7) North Platte River at North Platte - looking upstream June 22, 2011
(8) North Platte River at North Platte - Highway 83 Bridge June 22, 2011
(9) North Platte River at North Platte - looking toward the north
(10) North Platte River at North Platte - Gage
(11) Ice on the North Platte River downstream from the Highway 83 Bridge

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