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Weather Forecast Office Denver/Boulder, CO
Missouri Basin River Forecast Center
River at a Glance
Weekly Chance of Exceeding Levels
Chance of Exceeding Levels During Entire Period
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Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (MDT)
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
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 9.31 ft on 07/31/1976
: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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Major flooding occurs along the reach.
Water is at the base of the bridges at glen haven and drake.
Moderate flooding occurs with considerable agrucultural and business flooding.
Water overtops the road a mile east of glen haven.
Houses at glen haven are flooded.
Water is near the outbuildings of the trout farm at drake.
About This Location
Latitude: 40.433333° N, Longitude: 105.339444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Stream level observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
River Forecast Centers
River Stage Summary
Inundation Mapping Locations
NWS Precipitation and River Forecasting
AHPS Iframes for Developers
Mobile iNWS for emergency management
AHPS Web Brochure
Seasonal Drought Outlook
Palmer Drought Index
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Denver/Boulder Weather Forecast Office
Boulder, CO 80305-3328
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