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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Osage River at Fulton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Horton
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 25
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 20
Low Stage (in feet): 2.5

Historic Crests
(1) 35.21 ft on 10/03/1986
(2) 32.61 ft on 04/28/1994
(3) 32.46 ft on 06/30/2007
(4) 30.03 ft on 07/01/1969
(5) 29.38 ft on 05/06/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.50 ft on 06/02/2022 (P)
(2) 27.20 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(3) 26.94 ft on 09/06/2021
(4) 25.87 ft on 07/16/2021
(5) 22.73 ft on 06/29/2021
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 08/01/1955
(2) 2.10 ft on 08/05/2012
(3) 2.18 ft on 07/31/2012
(4) 2.41 ft on 07/17/2012
(5) 2.50 ft on 07/09/2009
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35.21 the is the record stage reached on October 3, 1986.
33 flood waters begin to impact the railroad tracks between the gage site and the town of Fulton, on Old Highway 69.
32.46 This is the level reached on June 30 2007.
30 major flooding begins at the gage site. Flood waters reach the bottom of Old Highway 69 bridge at the previous gage site.
25 Farmland at the gage site becomes covered by flood waters, and Highway 31, east of town becomes flooded. Highway 31, four miles west of Fulton has flood waters four to six feet in depth.
22 Flood waters mainly affect farmland along the Little Osage River Basin between the gage site and Highway 31 west of Fulton.
21 flood waters begin to overflow Kansas State Highway 31, four miles west of Fulton.
16 the Kansas Department of Transportation closes portions of Highway 31 near Fulton.
(1) Upstream view during late Fall 2010. Photo by NWS SGF.

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