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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Maries River at Westphalia are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.84 ft on 09/26/1998
(2) 23.58 ft on 08/08/2013
(3) 23.35 ft on 12/27/2015
(4) 22.80 ft on 06/01/1937
(5) 21.96 ft on 12/03/1982
(6) 21.00 ft on 04/30/2017
(7) 20.83 ft on 10/12/1969
(8) 20.75 ft on 05/19/1995
(9) 20.53 ft on 01/11/2020
(10) 20.45 ft on 05/06/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.47 ft on 04/29/2024 (P)
(2) 15.07 ft on 04/02/2024 (P)
(3) 12.16 ft on 03/04/2023 (P)
(4) 20.45 ft on 05/06/2022
(5) 11.17 ft on 01/31/2021
(6) 12.96 ft on 01/26/2021
(7) 14.11 ft on 06/10/2020
(8) 11.15 ft on 06/04/2020
(9) 11.90 ft on 03/20/2020
(10) 14.49 ft on 01/18/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.12 ft on 10/01/2011
(2) 0.09 ft on 06/06/2011
(3) 0.30 ft on 08/18/2007
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27.2 The sewage treatment plant just off of County Road 611 east of Westphalia will begin to flood near this height.
25.4 U.S. Highway 63 begins flooding just north of Maries River bridge.
21.5 Near this height on 27 December 2015...US Highway 63 was closed.
20.39 County Road 611 just west of the bridge begins flooding near this height.
20 State Highway T will begin flooding southwest of the bridge near this height.
14.3 County Road 608 north of the bridge begins flooding near this height.
14 County Road 512 just south of Westphalia begins flooding near a small creek bridge near this height.
13.9 County Road 615 just north of the U.S. Highway 63 bridge begins flooding at this height.
12.1 The north end of County Road 521 begins flooding adjacent to the river near this height.
9 County Road 610 begins flooding near the Indian Creek bridge near this height.
8.23 The Sestak Slab bridge along the south portion of County Road 521 (near County Road 522) begins flooding near this height. This bridge flooded during the crest of 1/30/2013 of 9.76 feet. It is 11.5 river miles upstream from the gage.
(1) Sestak Slab (CR 521) bridge in December 2012. This bridge will flood at a stage near 8.2 feet.
(2) County Road 610 near the Bear Creek bridge. Impact here may occur as low as 9 feet.
(3) State Highway T near Loesch Road (CR 526). This roadway should flood when the river nears 18.3 ft.
(4) County Road 610 near Indian Creek. This roadway should flood when the river reaches 7-8 feet.
(5) County Road 521 along the Maries River should flood at a stage near 12.1 feet.

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