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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Kansas River at Topeka are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 44
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 47.20 ft on 06/01/1844
(2) 40.80 ft on 07/13/1951
(3) 34.97 ft on 07/24/1993
(4) 33.90 ft on 06/30/1951
(5) 33.00 ft on 06/09/1908
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.78 ft on 05/26/2020
(2) 27.15 ft on 06/24/2019
(3) 12.16 ft on 09/16/2018
(4) 19.37 ft on 04/05/2017
(5) 25.94 ft on 05/27/2016
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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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43 Floodwaters overflow West Waterworks levee top.
42 Water tops the levees on north and south banks at the Sardou bridge.
38 Flood waters reach South Topeka Gap at Union Pacific Railroad bridge.
37.5 Floodwaters overflow Union Pacific Railroad lifting bridge west of Topeka Blvd.
37 Flood waters reach base of stoplog gap across Union Pacific Railroad near Ward Martin Creek.
26 River Road under the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad bridge begins to flood.
23 Overflow of low-lying rural areas begins west of topeka.

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1116 NE Strait Ave.
Topeka, KS 66616-1698
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