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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 West Point are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Pilger Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Winslow
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.60 ft on 03/09/1993
(2) 17.66 ft on 03/13/2019
(3) 17.48 ft on 03/12/2010
(4) 17.23 ft on 03/16/2001
(5) 16.97 ft on 03/05/1994
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.55 ft on 02/12/2022
(2) 5.35 ft on 02/26/2021
(3) 6.87 ft on 02/15/2020
(4) 17.66 ft on 03/13/2019
(5) 11.60 ft on 06/26/2018
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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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25 Water reaches the bottom of the gagehouse.
21 Though very unlikely to occur, at this level water approaches the bottom of the Highway 32 bridge.
17 The federal levee is threatened with overtopping which would cause widespread flooding in West Point.
16 The west approach to State Highway 32 just west of the gage floods.
12 Significant lowland flooding of agricultural areas is well underway.
(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
(3) Radar and wire weight gages
(4) USGS gauge house

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

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