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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Osage River near St. Thomas are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Schell City Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Mari-Osa Campground
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 29.53 ft on 12/29/2015
(2) 25.52 ft on 05/01/2017 (P)
(3) 25.04 ft on 08/08/2013
(4) 23.95 ft on 07/03/2015
(5) 23.37 ft on 01/06/2005
(6) 23.13 ft on 05/04/2017 (P)
(7) 21.86 ft on 06/26/1998
(8) 20.99 ft on 04/01/2008
(9) 20.94 ft on 06/17/2009
(10) 19.78 ft on 10/06/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.13 ft on 05/04/2017 (P)
(2) 25.52 ft on 05/01/2017 (P)
(3) 29.53 ft on 12/29/2015
(4) 23.95 ft on 07/03/2015
(5) 25.04 ft on 08/08/2013
(6) 18.82 ft on 05/21/2011
(7) 18.14 ft on 04/21/2010
(8) 20.94 ft on 06/17/2009
(9) 20.99 ft on 04/01/2008
(10) 17.08 ft on 07/19/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.66 ft on 09/26/2001
(2) 1.66 ft on 10/07/2000
(3) 1.75 ft on 10/08/2002
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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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34.7 Additional residences along Spring Beauty Lane become threatened near this height.
32.7 Residence near end of Spring Beauty Lane begins flooding near this height.
31.7 Second residence along Old Ferry Road upstream of Route B bridge begins flooding near this height.
28.4 Lowest residence at the end of Spring Beauty Lane begins flooding near this height.
26.6 Lowest house on Old Ferry Road upstream of the bridge begins flooding near this height.
23 Near this height, Route W in Cole County will be closed in both directions.
20.5 At least two farm houses become cut off by the rising water near the mouth of Profits Creek.
17 At least 5 acres of farmland are flooded near the mouth of Profits Creek downstream of the gauge.
16.5 Water begins flooding the bank near Profits Creek mouth downstream of the gauge.

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