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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Blue River near Fairbury are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Hollenberg
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.48 ft on 05/07/2015
(2) 24.33 ft on 07/25/1992
(3) 23.96 ft on 10/12/1973
(4) 23.17 ft on 06/24/2003
(5) 21.98 ft on 06/13/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.39 ft on 07/08/2022
(2) 12.88 ft on 03/16/2021
(3) 17.85 ft on 07/27/2020
(4) 19.52 ft on 10/02/2019
(5) 17.47 ft on 09/05/2018
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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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27 The top of the levee protecting Fairbury is overtopped. In addition, water may begin to impact the bottom of the Highway 136 bridge.
25.65 This level represents a flood that has a 0.2-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
25.5 Highway 136 begins to flood east of the bridge.
23 Water will begin to overflow the stop log gate at the railroad tracks near the Highway 136 bridge. At this point water will flow into the town of Fairbury if additional flood protection measures are not taken.
22.85 This level represents a flood that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
21.5 Water starts going over the railroad tracks on the west end of Fairbury.
18.5 Frederick Street, located in the southwest corner of Fairbury, is closed due to high water.
17.5 Water overtops the right bank at the Highway 136 location, just west of town.
(1) Highway 136 bridge at gauge site
(2) USGS gauge house
(3) Fairbury Dam (normal flow)
(4) Railroad track flooding (6/23/2003)
(5) Fredrick Street flooding

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The graph below is from the USGS and represents river discharge.

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