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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sac River near Caplinger Mills 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: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 5

Historic Crests
(1) 30.95 ft on 04/12/1994
(2) 30.83 ft on 12/28/2015
(3) 30.00 ft on 10/02/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.81 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(2) 17.36 ft on 04/22/2022 (P)
(3) 16.00 ft on 05/27/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.80 ft on 10/05/2011
(2) 4.77 ft on 07/31/2014
(3) 4.77 ft on 08/26/2012
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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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30.95 this is the flood of record reached on April 12 1994.
27 flood waters affect fields along the left bank at the gage site.
20 flood waters affect low lying areas near the river including farmland along Highway N and between Highway W and Caplinger Mills. Cedar Creek...a tributary of the Sac River backwaters and floods portions of Highway 39 and south of Cedar Springs.
19 moderate Flood Stage. Flood waters reach approximately three feet in depth at the Caplinger Mills Campground.
16 minor Flooding occurs at the gage site. The campground at Caplinger Mills floods.
(1) Looking upstream on the Sac River. Photo by NWS SGF.
(2) Looking downstream on the Sac River. Photo by NWS SGF.

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