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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Osage River near Taberville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Upstream Gauge - near Schell City Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 46
Moderate Flood Stage: 34
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 21
Low Stage (in feet): 6

Historic Crests
(1) 43.65 ft on 05/27/2019
(2) 36.10 ft on 05/04/2017
(3) 33.76 ft on 03/22/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.63 ft on 05/30/2022 (P)
(2) 23.24 ft on 05/22/2022 (P)
(3) 29.72 ft on 05/10/2022 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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55 Water floods the Highway H bridge at the gage site.
46 Some residences in the lower portions of Taberville and Schell City flood. The town of Schell City can only be accessed by Highway C from Walker. The remaining highways and county roads on the west and northwest side of Schell City are impassable.
43.5 Water goes over SW 200 Road west of Highway H. lood waters spill over the levees north of Schell City which begins to backwater Miller Branch. Water is several feet deep over portions of State Highway AA south of Schell City. Low areas on Old River Road, northwest of Schell City, become impassable north of Fifth Avenue. Flood waters reach the bottom I-beam of the Highway M Bridge. State Highway C becomes the only access to Schell City.
39 flood waters impact Highway M, north of the M Highway Bridge and Highway AA south of Schell City. In addition, State Highway RA, heading into the Schell-Osage Conservation Area becomes impassable west of Lost Creek.
37 Highway BB east of Taberville between Routes NW 771 and SW 701 floods.
31 flooding occurs around the Schell-Osage Conservation area.
29 flood waters impact B Highway 2.5 miles east of Rich Hill in the vicinity of the Bates County Drainage Ditch.
27 flood waters impact all of the low lying areas in the Schell Osage Conservation Area as well as several county roads west of Schell City.
25 flood waters impact low lying areas west of Schell City. County roads west and north of Route M become flooded. The Four River Conservation Area 10 miles west of Schell City floods.
23.3 The handicapped access to the Osage River launch near Taberville floods.
21.5 Water goes over SW 871 Road north of SW 400 due to backwater effects from Truman Lake.
20.8 The Pape Bridge and surrounding roads flood due to backwater effects from Truman Lake east of the gage site.

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