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Fountain Creek near Fountain Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:15AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 5.02 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.85 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.87 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.89 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFHAC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:17AM Oct 20, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.91 ft at 4:00 AM MDT 20-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Fountain Creek near Fountain 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:12
Moderate Flood Stage:10
Flood Stage:8
Action Stage:7

Historical Crests
(1) 12.06 ft on 04/30/1999
(2) 10.34 ft on 09/03/1994
(3) 10.25 ft on 05/17/1995
(4) 10.06 ft on 09/13/2013
(5) 9.91 ft on 06/14/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/30/1939

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12 Flood waters flow over Old Pueblo Road south of Fountain
11 Flood waters flow over the railroad tracks south of Fountain
10 Moderate agricultural flooding and bank erosion occurs
8 Minor agricultural flooding occurs
7 Minor overbank flow spills into low lying agricultural areas
6 The river is bankfull
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(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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Latitude: 38.601667° N, Longitude: 104.669722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 8 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 5355.00 ft 5363.00 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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River stage observations provided by the USGS in cooperation with the City of Colorado Springs
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