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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Platte River near Duncan are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Grand Island Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near North Bend
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.28 ft on 06/07/1935
(2) 8.07 ft on 06/14/1983
(3) 8.04 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(4) 8.00 ft on 01/22/1985
(5) 7.96 ft on 06/18/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.04 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(2) 5.94 ft on 03/04/2018
(3) 5.29 ft on 01/25/2017
(4) 6.07 ft on 05/29/2016
(5) 7.31 ft on 06/20/2015
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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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13.5 Water nears the bottom of the bridge at the gauge site.
10 Extensive flooding is widespread across a large expanse of the river reach.
9 The left bank begins to flood. The right bank is generally not subject to flooding except very high flows or severe ice action.
8 Some rural lowlands begin to flood.
(1) Gage house
(2) Wire weight
(3) Looking upstream from gauge site (stage = 3.6 feet)
(4) Looking downstream from gauge site (stage = 3.6 feet)
(5) Zero flow (taken during drought of 2012)

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