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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cottonwood River at Emporia are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Plymouth Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 32
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 33.40 ft on 07/11/1951
(2) 29.50 ft on 07/20/1948
(3) 29.50 ft on 11/02/1998
(4) 29.10 ft on 06/30/1951
(5) 28.50 ft on 10/11/1985
(6) 27.90 ft on 09/13/1926
(7) 27.70 ft on 05/23/1944
(8) 27.40 ft on 04/17/1945
(9) 27.25 ft on 10/12/1973
(10) 27.00 ft on 11/17/1928
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.53 ft on 07/09/2019
(2) 24.20 ft on 06/26/2019
(3) 25.50 ft on 05/23/2019
(4) 26.17 ft on 05/09/2019
(5) 23.91 ft on 05/03/2019
(6) 25.76 ft on 10/10/2018
(7) 21.43 ft on 04/06/2017
(8) 24.74 ft on 03/30/2017
(9) 25.17 ft on 05/28/2016
(10) 22.23 ft on 04/28/2016
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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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29.2 Water reaches the deck floor of the Old Highway K 99 bridge over the Cottonwood River.
26.5 Water reaches low steel of Old K 99 bridge over the Cottonwood River.
25.5 Highway K 99 on the north bank begins to flood.
24 Highway K 99 on the south bank floods.
23 North bank of the Cottonwood River begins to flood. Lowland flooding occurs along the Cottonwood River from Plymouth to Neosho Rapids.
20 South bank of the Cottonwood River 1 mile south of Emporia floods.

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1116 NE Strait Ave.
Topeka, KS 66616-1698
(785) 234-2592
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