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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Nemaha River at Falls City 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: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.40 ft on 10/11/1973
(2) 32.77 ft on 07/06/1993
(3) 31.90 ft on 06/29/1965
(4) 31.80 ft on 06/02/1949
(5) 31.63 ft on 05/29/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 31.63 ft on 05/29/2019 (P)
(2) 26.51 ft on 10/09/2018
(3) 18.94 ft on 05/01/2017
(4) 22.80 ft on 04/27/2016
(5) 30.94 ft on 06/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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36 Floodwaters begin to impact the bottom of the Highway 73 bridge.
30 Primary roads have begun to flood. This may include portions of Highway 73 and Preston Road. Other primary roads in the area may be inundated dpending on flows along Muddy Creek and the Missouri River.
29 The parkings lots of businesses just south of Falls City in the floodplain begin to be impacted. In addition, overflow begins at the Highway 73 bridge at the gage site.
28 At this level county roads begin to flood.
27 Low lying flooding begins to impact farm fields and roadway ditches.
Photos
(1) Gage house
(2) Looking upstream (taken during drought of 2012)
(3) Looking upstream from gauge site (stage = 3.4 feet)
(4) Looking downstream from gauge site (stage = 3.4 feet)
(5) South bank near the gauging site.

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