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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 at Beatrice 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: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.02 ft on 10/12/1973
(2) 31.27 ft on 06/14/1984
(3) 30.26 ft on 05/07/2015
(4) 28.77 ft on 07/26/1993
(5) 28.30 ft on 06/04/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.05 ft on 03/16/2021
(2) 22.68 ft on 06/19/2020
(3) 25.93 ft on 03/16/2019
(4) 18.47 ft on 09/05/2018
(5) 18.14 ft on 05/22/2017
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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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32.4 The low steel of State Highway 77 bridge (6th Street) is reached by flood waters. In addition the gage house begins to be flooded near this level.
29.4 The low steel of the Burlington Northern railroad bridge is reached by the flood water.
26 State Highway 77 floods just south of the gage. The right bank within town from Riverside Park to Chautauqua Park floods streets and basements.
23 Highway 136 on the west side of Beatrice begins to flood.
21 At this level the West Scott baseball fields begin to flood.
20 Chautauqua Park begins to flood.
18 Memorial Drive begins to flood.
16 Rural lowlands commence to flood.
(1) Looking downstream (stage is 13 feet)
(2) Looking upstream (stage is 13 feet)

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