Low Water Crossings
Turn Around Don't Drown
Flooded low water crossings pose a serious threat to life in the Ozarks. Hundreds if not thousands of low water crossings dot the landscape of the Ozarks and are routinely traveled by many. Recent flood events have demonstrated the dangers of low water crossings with numerous water rescues. To locate and better understand flood prone areas, NWS Springfield hads developed the Flash Flood Risk Analysis Project.
Low Water Crossing Map
These flood points consist of low water crossings, low lying areas, streams, and other flood prone areas. The flood points represent the general location of the flood risk. The frequency or characteristics of the flooding at a given point is not represented. For a closer look at low water crossings in your area select a county from the list below.
Select a county for a closer look
Thanks to the Emergency Management community, MODOT, and KDOT for their cooperation in identifying these flood prone locations.
Flash Flood Briefing Page - Monitor the flooding potential and current warnings
Advanced Hydrologic Service Page - Monitor river stages and forecasts
The Danger of Low Water Crossings
When you see water covering the road turn around and find an alternate route.