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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Gasconade River at Jerome 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: 25
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 35.06 ft on 05/01/2017
(2) 35.06 ft on 05/01/2017
(3) 31.92 ft on 12/29/2015
(4) 31.81 ft on 08/07/2013
(5) 31.34 ft on 12/05/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.47 ft on 03/05/2023 (P)
(2) 21.36 ft on 05/08/2022
(3) 17.61 ft on 03/14/2021
(4) 17.06 ft on 05/19/2020
(5) 17.74 ft on 03/21/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.11 ft on 08/06/2012
(2) 1.00 ft on 08/08/1955
(3) 1.16 ft on 09/09/2000
(4) 1.24 ft on 09/21/1956
(5) 1.26 ft on 08/25/2006
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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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35.06 this is the record level reached on May 1, 2017. Water reaches the residences near the gage site.
31.92 this is the crest level from December 29, 2015.
31.81 this is the level reached on August 7, 2013. The Missouri Department of Conservation area immediately downstream was under approximately 10 feet of water.
31.52 approximate level of the 1 percent chance flood.
31.34 this is the crest reached on December 5 1982.
30 major flooding begins at the gage site. Flood waters impact residences near the gage site. Interstate 44 floods between mile markers 172 and 186.
29.3 flooding occurs on Interstate 44 and will be closed between mile markers 173.6 and 173.8.
29 water begins to flood Interstate 44.
27 flood waters reach the SL and SF Railroad main line near Jerome.
25 moderate flood stage. Flood waters inundate the lower backyard area of residences near the gage site.
23 back water from the Little Piney Creek begins to affect river stages on the Gasconade river at Jerome.
20.5 flood waters begin to impact the steel residential fence line at the gage site.
19 flood waters begin to overflow the left bank at the gage site.
18.5 flood waters affect low lying residential areas.
15 minor flooding occurs near the gage site. Flood waters reach the lower edge of the concrete building where the gage equipment is located.

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