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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 Junction City 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: 44
Moderate Flood Stage: 32
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.90 ft on 07/12/1951
(2) 23.80 ft on 06/05/2005
(3) 23.50 ft on 05/24/1995
(4) 23.46 ft on 05/25/2019
(5) 23.20 ft on 05/12/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.46 ft on 05/25/2019
(2) 20.30 ft on 05/08/2007
(3) 23.80 ft on 06/05/2005
(4) 21.45 ft on 11/03/1998
(5) 15.33 ft on 04/01/1998
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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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38.5 North end of the highway 77 bridge over the smoky hill river floods.
38.2 Flood waters reach the top of the levee on the south bank of the river.
32.1 Flood waters reach the low steel on the north end of the highway 77 bridge over the smoky hill river.
22 Water spreads over north and south banks of the smoky hill river and lowlands near the river flood.

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