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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Shoal Creek (MO) near Joplin are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Baxter Springs
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): 1.2

Historic Crests
(1) 28.00 ft on 04/19/1941
(2) 23.39 ft on 12/27/2015
(3) 22.96 ft on 04/29/2017
(4) 18.81 ft on 10/10/2009
(5) 18.28 ft on 03/19/2008
(6) 17.24 ft on 06/11/1995
(7) 16.87 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(8) 16.84 ft on 09/25/1993
(9) 16.80 ft on 05/18/1943
(10) 16.70 ft on 04/26/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.55 ft on 05/07/2022 (P)
(2) 16.87 ft on 05/06/2022 (P)
(3) 12.20 ft on 06/26/2021 (P)
(4) 16.15 ft on 05/28/2021
(5) 12.66 ft on 03/19/2020
(6) 16.55 ft on 06/24/2019
(7) 16.63 ft on 06/24/2019
(8) 16.30 ft on 05/23/2019
(9) 15.62 ft on 05/23/2019
(10) 14.53 ft on 05/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.53 ft on 08/07/2018
(2) 1.54 ft on 01/17/2018
(3) 1.64 ft on 10/02/2018
(4) 1.69 ft on 08/25/2012
(5) 1.70 ft on 12/07/2017
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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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23.39 this is the record crest set on December 28, 2015. Widespread flooding occurs in the floodplain along the river.
22.96 this is the crest set on April 29, 2017. Widespread flooding occurs in the floodplain along the river.
22 flooding occurs at Reddings Mill Water Treatment Plant.
18 major Flood Stage. Castle Drive on the southwest side of Shoal Creek across from the gage site floods.
17.8 flooding occurs on Castle Drive on the southwest side of Shoal Creek across from the gage site.
16.5 the Jackson Street Low Water Bridge at Glendale Road near I-44 floods and becomes impassable.
16 Moderate flooding begins at this site. Portions of Shoal Creek Estates Flood.
15 portions of Shoal Cliff Drive flood.
14.5 back up of water occurs on Silver Creek and floods low lying roadways near the confluence with Shoal Creek.
14 flood waters innundate Wildcat State Park.
13 Riverside Campground downstream from the gage near Coyote Drive and McClelland Boulevard floods.
11.5 flood stage beginning January 31, 2018. River Road near Shoal Creek Estates floods.
7 low lying areas in the Wildcat Park Access Area downstream from the gage flood.
Photos
(1) Looking Downstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(2) Looking Upstream on Shoal Creek at the Gage Site. Photo by NWS SGF.
(3) Castle Drive along south bank flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.
(4) River Road East of Highway 86 flooded on 10/10/2009. Photo by Megan Terry, NWS SGF.

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