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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Buffalo Creek (KS River Basin) at Jamestown 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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 35
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.82 ft on 07/28/2020
(2) 19.65 ft on 10/12/1973
(3) 19.31 ft on 09/12/1961
(4) 18.66 ft on 10/12/1986
(5) 18.55 ft on 07/18/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.24 ft on 03/25/2021
(2) 19.82 ft on 07/28/2020
(3) 17.68 ft on 05/25/2019
(4) 16.80 ft on 03/14/2019
(5) 17.62 ft on 06/21/2018
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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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24.39 North 40th Road bridge over the Buffalo Creek floods.
19.73 North 40th Road floods 100 yards south of Buffalo Creek.
18 The north bank of the Buffalo Creek Floods. Lowland flooding continues from 763 Road to the Republican River.
16.86 Farm field along the north bank of the Buffalo Creek floods.
16 Minor flooding begins along the creek as the south bank overflows.
12.65 Farm field just north of Buffalo Creek on the northwest side of north 40th Road floods.

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Topeka, KS 66616-1698
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