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North Fork Big Thompson River (CO) at Drake Stage (ft)Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:00AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:15AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:30AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:45AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:00AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:15AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 8:30AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:45AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:00AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 9:15AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 9:30AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 9:45AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 10:00AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 10:15AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 10:30AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 10:45AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 11:00AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 11:15AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 11:30AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 11:45AM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 12:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.26 ft at 12:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 12:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 12:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 1:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 1:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 1:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 2:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 2:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 4:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 4:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 5:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 5:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 5:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 6:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 9:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 11:00PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 11:15PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 11:30PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:45PM Oct 15, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 12:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:46AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:01AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:16AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:31AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 3:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 4:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 4:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 5:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 5:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 5:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 6:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 8:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 8:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 8:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 9:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 9:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 9:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 10:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:30AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 10:45AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 11:15AM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 11:30AM Oct 16, 2017Highest Observation: 2.35 ft at 11:45AM Oct 16, 2017Highest Observation: 2.35 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:46PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:01PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:16PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:31PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 2:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 4:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 6:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 6:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 12:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 12:46AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:01AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:16AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:31AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 1:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 2:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 8:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 9:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 10:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 10:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:15AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 12:46PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:01PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.34 ft at 1:16PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:31PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.33 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.32 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.27 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.28 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 12:46AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 1:01AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:16AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:31AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.31 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.29 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2017Observed: 2.3 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2017DKKC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:45AM Oct 18, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.3 ft at 5:30 AM MDT 18-Oct-2017. Flood Stage is 5.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the North Fork Big Thompson River (CO) at Drake. 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: 7
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.55 ft on 09/12/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.55 ft on 09/12/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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8 This is a major, life threatening flood. There is extensive inundation of houses and businesses with severe damage to County Road 43 from Glen Haven through Drake.
7 Major flooding occurs along the river with County Road 43 likely damaged.
6.5 Water is up to the base of the bridges at Glen Haven and Drake. High water isolates houses.
6 Moderate flooding occurs with roads, homes, businesses and the Drake RV campground impacted.
5.5 Water overtops the road a mile east of Glen Haven and begins to affect some residences in Glen Haven.
4.5 Water overflows banks in the lowest areas adjacent to the river.
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Latitude: 40.433600° N, Longitude: 105.345800° 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
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 6130 6136 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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