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Pecos River 6 miles E of Artesia Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesATSN5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:30AM Sep 17, 2014)Flood Stage is 12.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Pecos River 6 miles E of Artesia 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:18
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:12.5
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 16.70 ft on 07/24/1911
(2) 15.90 ft on 09/18/1919
(3) 14.70 ft on 05/30/1937
(4) 13.76 ft on 10/08/1954
(5) 13.32 ft on 09/25/1941
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 08/14/1946
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16.52 the river reaches the The bottom of the instrument shelter shelf.
16 the river reaches the I-beams of the U. S. Highway 82 bridge.
15 the river reaches moderate flood stage, flooding the approaches of U. S. Highway 82 1/2 mile east of the bridge, as well as lower structures at Wilbank Trucking, Inc.
13.51 the river reaches the floor of the instrument shelter.
12.5 the river reaches minor flood stage. Structures at Wilbank Trucking, Inc., located approximately 1/4 mile east of the gage, begin to flood.
12 the river reaches bankfull. Overbank flooding occurs about 1/2 mile upstream from the gage and spreads onto the flood plain. As a result, river width increases to approximately 1 mile in some reaches. Minor flooding of low-lying areas occurs, but no significant damage is expected.
(1) Lower staff gage
(2) Lower & upper staff gages
(3) Staff gages & gage house
(4) Pecos River, looking upstream from Artesia
(5) Pecos River, looking downstream from Artesia
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Latitude: 32.840833° N, Longitude: 104.323889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12.5 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 3291.92 ft 3304.42 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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