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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wildcat Creek at Manhattan Scenic Drive 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: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.29 ft on 09/03/2018
(2) 20.10 ft on 05/08/2019
(3) 17.53 ft on 06/10/2014
(4) 16.75 ft on 06/23/2019
(5) 16.57 ft on 08/30/2019
(6) 16.13 ft on 07/15/2021
(7) 15.70 ft on 05/19/2019
(8) 14.32 ft on 05/27/2016
(9) 12.57 ft on 05/20/2017
(10) 11.21 ft on 00/00/0000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.05 ft on 05/15/2023
(2) 16.13 ft on 07/15/2021
(3) 16.57 ft on 08/30/2019
(4) 16.75 ft on 06/23/2019
(5) 15.70 ft on 05/19/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Flood waters flood the road going into the Highland Ridge Apartment complex and water nearing the actual buildings. In the Garden Way area downstream of Seth Childs Road, some apartment buildings are either taking on water, or completely surrounded by flood waters. In addition extensive road and parking lot flooding occurs in the Garden Way area.
22 Water just overtops the retaining wall adjacent to the parking lot north of the Highland Ridge Apartments. The Garden Way area downstream of Seth Childs Road, the road is flooded in a couple of spots on Garden Way.
17 The low spot in Anneberg Circle is flooded with water very close to the golf course clubhouse.
16 Flood waters begin to reach North 1200 Road, commonly known as Wildcat Creek Road, just upstream of the Scenic Drive bridge.
14 Flood waters reach Poliska Lane, just north of Fort Riley Boulevard.
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2.7 Creek approaches zero flow.

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