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Boulder Creek (CO) at Boulder Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 0.69 ft at 6:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 0.53 ft at 7:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 0.34 ft at 7:15PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 0.22 ft at 7:30PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 0.08 ft at 7:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: 0 ft at 8:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.09 ft at 8:15PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.18 ft at 8:30PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.23 ft at 8:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.27 ft at 9:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.32 ft at 9:15PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.36 ft at 9:30PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.39 ft at 9:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.4 ft at 10:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.44 ft at 10:15PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.45 ft at 10:30PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.49 ft at 10:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.48 ft at 11:00PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.52 ft at 11:15PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.54 ft at 11:30PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.53 ft at 11:45PM Nov 19, 2014Observed: -0.57 ft at 12:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.58 ft at 12:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.59 ft at 12:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.59 ft at 12:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.6 ft at 1:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.63 ft at 1:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.63 ft at 1:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.62 ft at 1:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.65 ft at 2:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.65 ft at 2:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.66 ft at 2:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.67 ft at 2:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.69 ft at 3:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.7 ft at 3:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.7 ft at 3:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.71 ft at 3:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.71 ft at 4:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.71 ft at 4:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.74 ft at 4:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.73 ft at 4:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.75 ft at 5:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.73 ft at 5:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.76 ft at 5:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.75 ft at 5:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.76 ft at 6:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.75 ft at 6:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.77 ft at 6:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.77 ft at 6:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.77 ft at 7:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.76 ft at 7:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.76 ft at 7:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.78 ft at 7:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.78 ft at 8:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.77 ft at 8:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.75 ft at 8:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.75 ft at 8:31AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.69 ft at 8:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.69 ft at 8:46AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.61 ft at 9:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.61 ft at 9:01AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.45 ft at 9:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: -0.17 ft at 9:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.38 ft at 9:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.83 ft at 10:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.83 ft at 10:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.83 ft at 10:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 10:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:00AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:15AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:30AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 11:45AM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.83 ft at 12:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 3:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 4:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 5:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 5:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 5:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 5:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 6:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 7:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 7:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.86 ft at 7:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.86 ft at 7:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.86 ft at 9:45PM Nov 20, 2014Highest Observation: 0.87 ft at 10:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.84 ft at 10:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.79 ft at 10:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.73 ft at 10:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.63 ft at 11:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.57 ft at 11:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.48 ft at 11:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.41 ft at 11:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 0.29 ft at 12:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.21 ft at 12:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.13 ft at 12:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.03 ft at 12:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.04 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.09 ft at 1:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.18 ft at 1:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.21 ft at 1:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.26 ft at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 2:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.31 ft at 2:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.35 ft at 2:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.36 ft at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.36 ft at 3:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.38 ft at 3:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.36 ft at 3:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.33 ft at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.33 ft at 4:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 4:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 4:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 5:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.31 ft at 5:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.28 ft at 5:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.3 ft at 6:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.27 ft at 6:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.29 ft at 6:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.25 ft at 6:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.25 ft at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.2 ft at 7:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.19 ft at 7:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.13 ft at 7:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: -0.09 ft at 8:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0 ft at 8:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.08 ft at 8:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.08 ft at 8:31AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.29 ft at 8:46AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.59 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.59 ft at 9:01AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.86 ft at 9:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.86 ft at 9:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.73 ft at 9:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.73 ft at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:45AM Nov 21, 2014The Office of the State EngineerBOCC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:30PM Nov 24, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.74 ft at 10:45 AM MST 21-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 5.5 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Boulder Creek (CO) at Boulder. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 4.31 ft on 07/13/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.31 ft on 07/13/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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9 There is extensive flooding of buildings and streets near Boulder Creek in the city of Boulder.
8.5 Water flows over or around numerous bridges crossing Boulder Creek.
8 Buildings close to Boulder Creek between 9th Street and Broadway, Folsom and 28th Streets and between Arapahoe Avenue and Foothills Parkway flood in the city of Boulder.
6 Boulder Creek flows into parking lots and approaches buildings in several areas in the city of Boulder. Boulder Creek rises to the bottom of the Arapahoe Avenue Bridge.
5.5 Boulder Creek Trail (bike path) is inundated with minor overbank flow in the city of Boulder.
4.5 Sections of the Boulder Creek Trail (bike path) flood.
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(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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Latitude: 40.014722° N, Longitude: 105.280278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 5343 5348.5 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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