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Colorado River (TX) near Smithville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 6.27 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 7 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 7.64 ft at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 8.31 ft at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 8.81 ft at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 9.24 ft at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 9.68 ft at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 10.02 ft at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 10.44 ft at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 10.71 ft at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.1 ft at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.36 ft at 12:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.56 ft at 1:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.73 ft at 2:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.85 ft at 3:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 12.04 ft at 4:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 12.1 ft at 5:00PM Jan 23, 2015Highest Observation: 12.19 ft at 6:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 12.08 ft at 7:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 12.07 ft at 8:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.91 ft at 9:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.67 ft at 10:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.46 ft at 11:00PM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.1 ft at 12:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 10.77 ft at 1:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 10.4 ft at 2:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 9.96 ft at 3:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 9.59 ft at 4:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 9.24 ft at 5:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 8.84 ft at 6:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 8.45 ft at 7:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 8.13 ft at 8:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 7.82 ft at 9:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 7.62 ft at 10:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 7.35 ft at 11:00AM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 7.18 ft at 12:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.9 ft at 2:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.74 ft at 3:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.47 ft at 5:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.21 ft at 7:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 6.05 ft at 8:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 5.85 ft at 10:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:00PM Jan 24, 2015Observed: 5.62 ft at 12:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 5.47 ft at 1:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 5.26 ft at 3:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 4:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.74 ft at 8:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.66 ft at 9:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.57 ft at 10:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:00AM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.4 ft at 12:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.32 ft at 1:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.26 ft at 2:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.19 ft at 3:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 4.04 ft at 5:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.97 ft at 6:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.88 ft at 8:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.82 ft at 9:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.76 ft at 10:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.73 ft at 11:00PM Jan 25, 2015Observed: 3.69 ft at 12:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.62 ft at 1:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.6 ft at 2:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.54 ft at 3:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.52 ft at 4:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.46 ft at 5:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.41 ft at 6:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.34 ft at 8:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.27 ft at 9:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.23 ft at 10:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.22 ft at 11:00AM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.15 ft at 12:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.1 ft at 1:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 3.04 ft at 3:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.98 ft at 5:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 6:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.88 ft at 9:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 10:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.85 ft at 11:00PM Jan 26, 2015Observed: 2.83 ft at 12:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.82 ft at 1:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.79 ft at 4:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 5:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 9:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.77 ft at 10:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.76 ft at 11:00AM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.74 ft at 1:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 4:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.67 ft at 6:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.66 ft at 7:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.59 ft at 11:00PM Jan 27, 2015Observed: 2.58 ft at 12:00AM Jan 28, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSMIT2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:33AM Jan 28, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.58 ft at 12:00 AM CST 28-Jan-2015. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Forecasts for the Colorado River (TX) near Smithville are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 47.40 ft on 12/04/1913
(2) 42.50 ft on 06/16/1936
(3) 36.02 ft on 07/27/1938
(4) 34.75 ft on 10/18/1998
(5) 31.20 ft on 09/29/1936
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 27.85 ft on 11/23/2004
(2) 34.75 ft on 10/18/1998
(3) 26.50 ft on 05/25/1975
(4) 21.40 ft on 01/22/1968
(5) 36.02 ft on 07/27/1938
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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34 Several tens of homes flood above Smithville in Hidden Valley Estates, Doty River Estates, and Pecan Shores Estates, some to the roofs. Homes flood also below Smithville near Kirtley. Flow reaches near the lowest businesses in Smithville.
30 Major flooding inundates homes five miles upstream in Hidden Valley Estates, three miles upstream in Doty River Estates, one mile upstream in Pecan Shores Estates just above Smithville and in Kirtley below Smithville.
28 Major flooding inundates homes five miles upstream in Hidden Valley Estates, three miles upstream in Doty River Estates, one mile upstream in Pecan Shores Estates just above Smithville and in Kirtley below Smithville.
25 Flow threatens lowest residences five miles upstream at Hidden Valley Estates and three miles upstream at Doty River Estates. Roads and bridges near the river flood and are dangerous to motorists.
23 Moderate lowland flooding extends well into the flood plain inundating lowest homes and bridges below Bastrop to above Columbus.
20 Minor lowland flooding reaches secondary roads and low water crossings near the river
14 Overbank conditions with water covering low areas of the flood plain with no significant impact.
10 Flow exceeds lowest sections of the banks.
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Latitude: 30.012500° N, Longitude: 97.161667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 270.14 ft 290.14 ft 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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