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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Fork Big Blue River near Dorchester 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: 24.4
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.80 ft on 07/10/1950
(2) 22.62 ft on 07/01/1986
(3) 21.71 ft on 03/11/1993
(4) 21.24 ft on 06/08/2015
(5) 21.17 ft on 05/13/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.96 ft on 03/14/2019
(2) 10.40 ft on 07/04/2018
(3) 11.96 ft on 05/20/2017
(4) 13.91 ft on 05/29/2016
(5) 21.24 ft on 06/08/2015
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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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25 The low steel of the bridge at the gage site is level with flood waters which are spreading out across the flood plain throughout the reach.
22 The county road about 500 feet north of the gage begins to flood.
18 Though only minor flooding is occurring at the gage, upstream near Beaver Crossing more severe flooding is likely ongoing.
15 Overflows commence along the low banks.
(1) Gage house
(2) Looking downstream (stage = 2.3 feet)
(3) Looking upstream from gauge site (stage = 3 feet)
(4) Looking downstream from gauge site (stage = 3 feet)

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