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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Smoky Hill River near Abilene are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near New Cambria Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Enterprise
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 33
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 34.00 ft on 07/14/1951
(2) 32.30 ft on 05/29/1903
(3) 32.10 ft on 07/22/1993
(4) 31.97 ft on 09/29/1973
(5) 31.88 ft on 10/12/1973
(6) 30.94 ft on 07/16/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 29.75 ft on 05/23/2019
(2) 30.35 ft on 05/26/2007
(3) 29.30 ft on 05/09/2007
(4) 26.80 ft on 10/22/1998
(5) 29.85 ft on 05/30/1995
(6) 28.10 ft on 05/25/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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33 Major flooding in the city of Abilene.
32.1 Water around a foot deep flows over Old Highway 40. The town of Solomon upstream has water up to 10 inches deep covering Main Street.
31.8 Flood waters overflow the top of the rainroad tracks 1 mile northwest of Enterprise.
31 Old U.S. 40 floods about 800 feet east of Eden Road at Sand Springs. Flood waters flow across Solomon Road from Solomon to 2150 Avenue.
30.5 The south side of Abilene near the Smoky Hill River floods.
30 Kansas Highway 15, Buckeye Avenue, south of Abilene floods.
27 Minor flooding begins along the Smoky Hill River from Sand Spring to Abilene.
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