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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rock Creek (KS) at Louisville 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: 43
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 27
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 31.70 ft on 05/24/2007
(2) 30.26 ft on 05/01/2007
(3) 29.95 ft on 05/06/2007
(4) 29.13 ft on 06/05/2015
(5) 28.14 ft on 06/23/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.29 ft on 03/27/2021
(2) 27.36 ft on 05/25/2020
(3) 28.14 ft on 06/23/2019
(4) 24.39 ft on 09/13/2018
(5) 29.13 ft on 06/05/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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43.1 The bridge deck of the Kansas Highway 99 bridge floods.
40.09 The intersection of Kansas Highway 99 and West Webster Road floods.
40 Water reaches the low steel of the Kansas Highway 99 bridge over Rock Creek.
36 West Webster Road floods. Fields are flooded and water is about 4 feet deep between Rock Creek and West Webster Road.
35 Homes along East Webster Road flood.
33 East Webster Road floods. The farm field is flooded and homes in the area begin to flood. The unpaved road leading to the park on the southeast side of Rock Creek floods.
32 South bank overflow begins west of the Kansas Highway 99 bridge. Water will begin to flood the adjacent farmers field.
31.7 The farm field on the north bank of Kansas Highway 99 bridge is flooded. Water begins to approach homes in the area along East Webster Road.
27 Minor low land flooding begins along the north bank of Rock Creek.
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8.3 Creek approaches zero flow.

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