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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Blue River near Barneston are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Beatrice Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Marysville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.30 ft on 06/09/1941
(2) 32.69 ft on 10/12/1973
(3) 30.21 ft on 06/14/1984
(4) 29.76 ft on 06/23/1947
(5) 29.20 ft on 09/27/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.51 ft on 05/26/2022
(2) 15.88 ft on 03/17/2021
(3) 22.97 ft on 06/19/2020
(4) 25.32 ft on 03/17/2019
(5) 21.99 ft on 09/05/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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37.5 Water reaches the bottom of the Highway 8 bridge at the gage site.
33 Widespread major flooding is ongoing as waters begin to impact the Village of Barneston. This level also represents a flood that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
27 Feeder streams at Wymore and Blue Springs, both located upstream of the gage may backup and cause local flood problems.
26 Increasing farmlands flood along the bottomlands.
20 Rural lowlands continue to flood.
18 Rural lowlands begin to flood.
(1) USGS gage
(2) Looking downstream from gauge site
(3) Looking upstream

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The graph below is from the USGS and represents river discharge.

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