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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Spring River near Baxter Springs 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 2.4

Historic Crests
(1) 31.80 ft on 12/28/2015
(2) 27.69 ft on 04/30/2017
(3) 27.00 ft on 05/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.72 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(2) 15.67 ft on 03/20/2020
(3) 16.70 ft on 06/25/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.59 ft on 08/23/2012
(2) 2.60 ft on 07/21/2012
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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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30 Major Flood Stage. Water flows over Highway 44 north of Baxter Springs and over Highway 166 at the gage site.
22 Moderate Flood Stage. Flood waters are one foot in depth across the Baxter Springs High School Track and Field Area.
21.5 Flood waters begin to cover Old Highway 66 at 1st Bridge or south of Rainbow Bridge.
21 Flood waters begin to impact Baxter Springs High School Track and Field Area.
20 Water level reaches the bottom of Rainbow Bridge Crossing.
16 The south end of Kiwanis Park floods. Water crosses Mickey Mantle Blvd in the park. Water level rises to the flag pole on the north side of the park.
14.5 The north end of Kiwanis Park floods.
(1) Upstream view of Spring River Highway 166 bridge 10/10/09. Photo taken by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.

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