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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Elkhorn River at Norfolk are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Pilger
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.22 ft on 06/15/2010
(2) 15.63 ft on 03/11/1949
(3) 15.59 ft on 03/14/2019
(4) 13.05 ft on 05/31/1995
(5) 11.80 ft on 05/13/1944
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.44 ft on 03/15/2021
(2) 5.52 ft on 05/25/2020
(3) 15.59 ft on 03/14/2019
(4) 5.68 ft on 06/26/2018
(5) 6.62 ft on 10/10/2017
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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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19.5 Water reaches the bottom of the Highway 81 bridge.
19.25 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.
17 The local levee protecting Tahazouka Park is overtopped.
16 At 16.0 feet, U.S. Highway 81 will begin to be overtopped.
13 The river is bankfull within the city limits of Norfolk. Outside the Norfolk area, serious flooding of lowlands and bridge approaches take place. Some county roads and rural homes flood.
12 Considerable lowland flooding and approaches to bridges flood upstream and downstream of the gage for several miles.
10 The trail under Highway 81 begins to flood.
(1) Gage house
(2) Looking upstream
(3) Looking downstream
(4) Looking downstream, low flow (stage = 1.2 feet)

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

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