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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Piney at Ft. Wood - East Gate are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): 0.7

Historic Crests
(1) 31.93 ft on 04/30/2017
(2) 24.50 ft on 12/04/1982
(3) 23.45 ft on 03/19/2008
(4) 23.21 ft on 12/29/2015
(5) 20.70 ft on 12/27/1943
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.60 ft on 05/17/2023 (P)
(2) 18.54 ft on 03/25/2023 (P)
(3) 14.17 ft on 03/04/2023 (P)
(4) 10.93 ft on 02/10/2023 (P)
(5) 13.94 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.33 ft on 11/02/1999
(2) 0.42 ft on 08/03/2017
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31.93 this is the record crest estimated from high water marks on April 30 2017. The railroad bridge at Devil's Elbow is under several feet of water.
29 the Golf Course Pro Shop floods. This is the record level that occurred at the upstream gauge at the Water Treatment Plant.
28 the East Gate Facility is under five feet of water and Training Area 259 is under four feet of water.
27.1 the river gage is flooded and no longer functions. The East Gate Bridge is under water.
24 the Water Treatment Plant Floods. The road on the right bank downstream from the steel bridge floods.
23 major Flood Stage. The Fort Leonard Wood Golf Course floods.
20 the road between the Golf Course and Campgrounds begins to flood.
19 flood waters affect the water intake at the Ft. Wood Water Treatment Plant.
16 east Gate Road west of the river and east of the entrance gate to Fort Wood floods. High ground training area floods.
15 moderate flood stage. Water at the lower TA 250 Training Ground is three feet deep.
14 water at the lower TA 250 Training Ground is two feet deep.
10 flood waters affect the lower TA 250 Training Area and Highway J east of Fort Wood East Gage.
9 the Happy Hollow Picnic Area floods.
8 the Pontoon Training Area at Ft. Wood Floods.
6 fort Leonard Wood begins to move equipment from the Pontoon Training Area.
5 flood waters impact the wing wall at the Water Treatment Plant. Ft. Wood EOC begins to prepare for possible evacuations of the Pontoon Training Area.
(1) Highway J along the Big Piney Nov 19, 2015 - Picture by permission from Don Rose, Ft. Wood

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