Platte River Basin Flood Summary
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In the Platte River basin, some of the highest flooding was observed since 1993.  In fact at Platte City the Platte River rose to a stage of 32.50 feet, or 5 inches above the levels of 1993.  However, this high level was still not enough to break the record for the highest ever crest.  The record crest at Platte City took place in 1965 when the river rose to an astounding 37.79 feet! 

Site May 2007 Crest (ft.)
1993 Crest
Record Crest (ft.)
Flood Stage (ft.)
Agency 33.56 Wed May 9, PM
3rd Highest
36.07 (1993)
Sharps Station 35.68 Thu May 10, PM
2nd Highest
36.43 (1993)
Platte City 32.50 Thu May 10, AM
3rd Highest
37.79 (1965)
Aerial Flood Images

Found below are many images taken by the National Weather Service during a recent aerial fly over of many of the affected areas of the May flooding. By clicking on each image you will be able to view a larger version of the displayed picture. If you have other pictures of the recent floods near the Platte River, we'd love to see them! Please send your images to our webmaster at:

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