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Boulder Creek at Boulder
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

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

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Upstream Gauge - near Orodell Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Kersey
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:8
Moderate Flood Stage:6
Flood Stage:5.5
Action Stage:4.5

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


Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Gauge Location
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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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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 ALONG 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 FLOODING IN THE CITY OF BOULDER.
4.5 SECTIONS OF THE BOULDER CREEK TRAIL (BIKE PATH) FLOOD.
Photos
(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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