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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 Plattsmouth are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Nebraska City
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 40.62 ft on 03/16/2019
(2) 36.73 ft on 06/30/2011
(3) 35.65 ft on 07/25/1993
(4) 34.66 ft on 06/14/1984
(5) 33.08 ft on 06/14/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.20 ft on 06/18/2022
(2) 20.13 ft on 03/16/2021
(3) 24.30 ft on 05/27/2020
(4) 30.19 ft on 09/23/2019
(5) 32.11 ft on 06/04/2019
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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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37.5 River gage communications may be impacted as the gage itself begins to be impacted, specifically the junction box.
35 Wells for the City of Plattsmouth begin to be impacted by floodwaters.
33 Portions of Highway 34 and several county roads between the river and Interstate 29 will be closed due to flooding. In addition, homes along the Nebraska side begin to be impacted.
32 The water treatment plant for Plattsmouth begins to flood. In addition, River Road begins to flood.
29 At this level, water is flowing through breached levees causing significant flooding to areas that were previously protected.
28.5 A campground off of River Road, about 1.5 miles downstream of the gauge, begins to flood.
28 The Water Treatment Plant road floods.
27 Minor flooding is occurring in the parking lots near the gauge site and boat ramp. In addition, a private camping area just upstream of the gauge site begins to flood.
26 Fields west of Dock Road flood.
(1) Taken 6/14/1984 - stage was 34.6 feet.
(2) Aerial view of 2011 Flooding

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Due to the March 2019 flood, this gage was moved one mile downstream from its previous location. To determine what river elevations would have been at the old location, add one foot to the elevation.

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