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Gypsum Creek near Gypsum Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)GYSK1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:19AM Oct 5, 2015)Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: USGS data is no longer available, readings taken manually. NWS forecast services may be degraded due to the loss of automated data.

NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Forecast data shown here are guidance values only. Please refer to your local NWS office.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Gypsum Creek near Gypsum 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: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 22.20 ft on 05/29/1903
(2) 21.70 ft on 07/11/1951
(3) 20.71 ft on 06/26/1965
(4) 20.40 ft on 11/03/1998
(5) 20.30 ft on 10/11/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.00 ft on 06/10/2014
(2) 16.10 ft on 08/16/2013
(3) 17.40 ft on 08/05/2013
(4) 18.00 ft on 07/30/2013
(5) 13.73 ft on 09/16/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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22 Overflows from Stag Creek begin to impact the area.
21 The bridge at the gage site on Lapsley Road becomes flooded.
19 The west bank begins to overflow.
17.5 Flood waters flow over the intersection of Highway 4 and Gypsum Valley Road just south of the city of Gypsum. Creek flood waters spread out for about a width of 200 ft and depth of 2 ft. Then 5 miles southeast of Gypsum the creek floods over Hobbs Creek Road and Donmyer Road.
16.5 Overflow on the east bank occurs which includes flow over Lapsley Road and culvert near the bridge gage site.
15 Inconvenience flooding begins to occur around the area. Road overflow to the east of the gage site on Lapsley Road for about 1/4 mile will likely occur.
(1) Looking south upstream, stage 4.42 ft
(2) Looking north downstream at wireweight gage
(3) Looking north at DCP gage house
(4) Looking west
(5) Looking east
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Latitude: 38.652778° N, Longitude: 97.419722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 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 1232.16 ft 1247.16 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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Wichita, KS 67209
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