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North Fork Big Thompson River (CO) at Drake Stage (ft)The Office of the State EngineerDKKC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:15AM Jul 28, 2014)Flood Stage is 6 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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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Canyon Mouth above Loveland
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:8
Moderate Flood Stage:7
Flood Stage:6
Action Stage:5

Historical Crests
(1) 9.31 ft on 07/31/1976
(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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8 MAJOR FLOODING OCCURS ALONG THE REACH.
7.5 WATER IS AT THE BASE OF THE BRIDGES AT GLEN HAVEN AND DRAKE.
7 MODERATE FLOODING OCCURS WITH CONSIDERABLE AGRUCULTURAL AND BUSINESS FLOODING.
6.5 WATER OVERTOPS THE ROAD A MILE EAST OF GLEN HAVEN.
6 HOUSES AT GLEN HAVEN ARE FLOODED.
5 WATER IS NEAR THE OUTBUILDINGS OF THE TROUT FARM AT DRAKE.
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Latitude: 40.433333° N, Longitude: 105.339444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 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 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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