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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 at Louisville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Ashland Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:12
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.82 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 12.45 ft on 03/30/1960
(3) 11.90 ft on 07/25/1993
(4) 11.47 ft on 03/10/1993
(5) 11.35 ft on 06/14/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.53 ft on 02/10/2022
(2) 7.43 ft on 03/15/2021
(3) 7.00 ft on 05/27/2020
(4) 8.99 ft on 05/29/2019
(5) 13.82 ft on 03/16/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.12 ft on 08/06/2012
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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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17.5 Though unlikely to occur, water reaches the bottom of the Highway 50 bridge at this level.
13.59 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.
12 Widespread flooding occurs as a wide expanse of the river has spread out horizontally across the flood plain.
11 The Meadow levee on the north bank of the Highway 50 bridge may overtop.
9 The bike path at Highway 50 along the river begins to flood. Also, lowland flooding starts along both of the banks.
(1) Looking north (stage = 1.4 feet)
(2) Looking downstream (low flow)
(3) Looking downstream (normal flow)
(4) Gage house

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

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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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