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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 Roscoe are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.21 ft on 09/21/2013
(2) 11.29 ft on 06/06/1995
(3) 11.09 ft on 05/16/2015
(4) 10.69 ft on 05/07/1999
(5) 10.48 ft on 06/19/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.30 ft on 03/01/2022
(2) 5.85 ft on 06/11/2021
(3) 4.90 ft on 02/02/2020
(4) 5.92 ft on 06/28/2019
(5) 6.67 ft on 03/11/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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15 Water reaches the low steel on the bridge between Intersate 80 to Roscoe.
13 Major flood stage. Widespread flooding between Interstate 80 and the railroad tracks along Highway 30. Water may cover the Interstate 80 exchange.
12 Water may cover Link 51 B which is the road between Interstate 80 and Roscoe on the south side of the river and north of the Interstate. On the north side of the river extensive flooding of agricultural land.
11 Moderate flood stage. Homes and out buildings along the river may flood. Flooding occurs along the river between Roscoe and the Interstate 80 exchange. Water may approach Link 51 B which is the road between Interstate 80 and Roscoe on the south side of the river.
10 Water reaches the gage house floor.
9 Flood Stage. Minor flooding of agricultural land along the river.
(1) Looking upstream from the 51B Bridge
(2) Another view looking upstream
(3) Looking downstream from the 51B Bridge
(4) Another view looking downstream
(5) Downstream view of the old bridge
(6) Looking upstream
(7) Upstream view of the river from the bridge

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North Platte Weather Forecast Office
5250 E. Lee Bird Drive
North Platte, NE 69101
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