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Forecasts for the Meramec River near Pacific 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: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.42 ft on 12/30/2015
(2) 33.05 ft on 05/02/2017
(3) 32.71 ft on 12/06/1982
(4) 29.60 ft on 03/22/2008
(5) 28.91 ft on 04/14/1994
(6) 24.73 ft on 11/17/1993
(7) 23.50 ft on 11/22/1985
(8) 23.20 ft on 06/20/1985
(9) 22.30 ft on 05/20/1995
(10) 21.61 ft on 05/08/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.25 ft on 03/27/2023 (P)
(2) 17.08 ft on 03/06/2023 (P)
(3) 19.97 ft on 01/14/2020
(4) 15.42 ft on 03/30/2018
(5) 18.82 ft on 02/27/2018
(6) 33.05 ft on 05/02/2017
(7) 33.42 ft on 12/30/2015
(8) 16.59 ft on 04/21/2013
(9) 19.13 ft on 04/29/2011
(10) 21.14 ft on 11/02/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -2.50 ft on 08/04/1972
(2) -2.14 ft on 10/01/2014
(3) -2.00 ft on 07/29/2012
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33.8 Near this height, the Husky Corporation and the Pro Roller Company along Industrial Drive at Denton Road begin flooding.
33.5 The BNSF RR tracks act as a levee protecting the eastern two-thirds of Pacific. Near this height, these tracks may be overtopped.
32.8 Near this height, Interstate 44 may close in both directions east of mile marker 254.0. This occurred during the December 2015 flood.
32.7 Backwater from Calvey Creek will force the closure of Missouri State Route O east of Robertsville near this height.
31 Railroad tracks begin to flood. This did not happen in 2015 as water
29.7 The clubhouse at the St. Louis Skeet and Trap Club begins to flood.
29.5 Near this height, the Graphic Packaging International Company begins flooding at Denton Road and Jefferson Street.
28.9 The Olympic Shooting Facility at the St. Louis Skeet and Trap Club is flooded.
28.8 Route 66 (Missouri Route O) is closed in both directions from just east of Pacific to Six Flags Road in Allenton.
27.5 East Osage Street (Route 66) is closed.
27.2 Missouri State Route O west of Robertsville State Park begins flooding near this level.
27 20 to 30 residences become subject to flooding. Major flooding begins.
26 Highways F & O begin to flood, cutting off access to Pacific from the south.
25.5 Denton Road from the Industrial Park south is closed.
25 East Congress between Columbus and Olive are flooded in City of Pacific.
24.4 Highway F & O at Brush Creeks is flooded and closed.
23.5 Water begins flooding the grounds at the St. Louis Skeet and Trap Club east of Pacific.
23 The lift station property at East Congress and Elm Street begins flooding near this height.
22.6 Four houses near the gage begin to flood at this stage.
22 Jefferson Street extension is flooded and closed. Dogpound at the east end of East Congress Street begins to flood.
19.39 Private road under the Highway F bridge becomes flooded at this height.
18.6 Horneker Road begins to flood near this height.
18 The left bank begins to overflow.
17.5 Private road under the Highway F bridge begins flooding near this height.
17 State Highway AK begins flooding near the intersection with State Highway O near this height.
16.5 Opeechee Beach Road is flooded and closed.
16.2 Opeechee Beach Road begins flooding.
16 Route N begins to flood.
15.4 Hunters Ford Road is closed near this height.
15 Flood Stage. Farm and pasture land begins to flood. Minor flooding begins.
(1) Highway F is inundated just north of bridge during flood of May 2017.
(2) Areal view of southeast Pacific - March 2008
(3) Southeast Pacific - March 2008
(4) Farm property off of Highway N south of the Meramec River on March 21, 2008 near a stage of 29.5 ft.
(5) Looking west from the Highway N bridge on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.5 feet.
(6) Pacific Street looking east from 3rd Street on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.5 ft.
(7) Looking east along Meramec Street near 3rd Street on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.5 ft.
(8) Looking south along 4th Street near Watson Street on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.5 ft.
(9) Orleans St. at 2nd St. looking east on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.3 ft.
(10) 2nd Street at Orleans Street in Pacific on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.2 ft.
(11) Pacific Youth Association ball fields on March 21, 2008 with a stage near 29.2 feet.
(12) Looking south along Denton Rd. south of Industrial Ct. on March 22, 2008 with a stage near 26.3 ft.
(13) Clubhouses along the Meramec River just north of Hwy. F on March 20, 2008 near 22 ft..
(14) View of Pacific gauge on March 21, 2008
(15) Pacific Looking Upstream
(16) Pacific Looking Downstream

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