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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Shell Creek near Columbus 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: 31
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 28
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.76 ft on 06/17/1990
(2) 32.15 ft on 02/20/1971
(3) 32.11 ft on 05/20/1982
(4) 32.09 ft on 03/14/2019
(5) 31.73 ft on 07/10/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.16 ft on 02/28/2023
(2) 26.47 ft on 04/29/2022
(3) 17.01 ft on 03/15/2021
(4) 17.42 ft on 02/03/2020
(5) 32.09 ft on 03/14/2019
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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 Extensive flooding takes place affecting county roads and much farmland. Depending on the amount of runoff below the gage, the Lower Shell Creek basin may threaten Schuyler and Rogers.
31 The access road to the gage begins to flood.
30 Low banks located 200 feet upstream of the gage begin to flood rural lowlands. In addition, water reaches the bottom of the bridge at the gage site.
(1) Gage house
(2) Looking downstream from gauge site (stage = 1.58 feet)
(3) Looking upstream from gauge site (stage = 1.58 feet)
(4) Wire weight

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