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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Missouri River near Blair 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: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 28.2
Flood Stage: 26.5
Action Stage: 23.5
Low Stage (in feet): 8

Historic Crests
(1) 33.50 ft on 04/17/1952
(2) 32.73 ft on 06/29/2011
(3) 31.12 ft on 03/18/2019
(4) 29.63 ft on 06/03/2019 (P)
(5) 29.19 ft on 09/22/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.19 ft on 09/22/2019 (P)
(2) 29.63 ft on 06/03/2019 (P)
(3) 31.12 ft on 03/18/2019
(4) 27.67 ft on 09/25/2018 (P)
(5) 27.01 ft on 06/28/2018 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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33.5 Water reaches levels not seen since the flood of 1952. Major flooding will be occurring from Blair to Fort Calhoun.
29 Overbank flows begin to enter the DeSoto NWR refuge.
28.5 Floodwaters may begin to impact Interstate 29 in areas north of the Crescent and the Interstate 680 interchange.
26.5 Lowland flooding is occurring. This flooding affects several campgrounds near the river and includes County Roads 34, 47 and 51 east of Fort Calhoun.
23.5 Flooding begins to occur at Wilson Island State Park.
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(2) Site overview
(3) Looking downstream
(4) Looking upstream
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5 Water intake structures begin to be shutoff at this level.
8 Water intake structures along this stretch of the river begin to be monitored for possible exposure.

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