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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Missouri River at Nebraska City are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): 1.5

Historic Crests
(1) 30.12 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 28.27 ft on 06/28/2011
(3) 27.19 ft on 07/23/1993
(4) 26.57 ft on 04/18/1952
(5) 25.21 ft on 06/21/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.92 ft on 06/18/2022
(2) 14.25 ft on 03/16/2021
(3) 18.07 ft on 05/28/2020
(4) 22.93 ft on 09/24/2019
(5) 23.08 ft on 06/05/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.28 ft on 12/24/1960
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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 Water nears the top of the federal levees.
25.5 Highway 2 may begin to flood.
25 Though not in danger of flooding yet, flood preparations begin for critical facilities along this portion of the river.
23 Areas and infrastructure along, and including, North First Street flood in Nebraska City.
20 Though flooding is already ongoing, this is the level when flooding starts becoming more impactful, especially to agricultural areas.
17 Agricultural lowlands along the river begin to flood.
(1) USGS gauge house

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

  • USGS 7-Day Streamflow Duration Hydrograph for this location:
    Duration Hydrograph

    Duration Hydrograph Legend

  • USGS Cumulative Streamflow Hydrograph for this location:
    Duration Hydrograph of Cumulative Streamflow

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