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Fountain Creek at Colorado Springs Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 5.33 ft at 11:00AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:15AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 11:30AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 11:45AM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 12:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 1:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 1:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 3:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 3:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 3:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 4:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 7:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 9:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 9:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 9:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 9:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:00PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:15PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:30PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 11:45PM Feb 16, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 12:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 3:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 3:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 4:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 4:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 5:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 6:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 6:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 6:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 6:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 7:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.25 ft at 7:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 7:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 7:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.25 ft at 8:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 8:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 8:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 8:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 9:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 9:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.25 ft at 9:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 9:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.23 ft at 10:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.22 ft at 10:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 10:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 11:00AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.23 ft at 11:15AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.24 ft at 11:30AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 11:45AM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 12:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 12:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:45PM Feb 17, 2018Highest Observation: 5.46 ft at 4:00PM Feb 17, 2018Highest Observation: 5.46 ft at 4:15PM Feb 17, 2018Highest Observation: 5.46 ft at 4:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 4:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 5:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 5:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 5:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 6:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.45 ft at 6:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 7:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 7:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 7:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 9:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 10:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:00PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 11:15PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 11:30PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 11:45PM Feb 17, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 12:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 2:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 6:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 8:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 8:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 8:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 9:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 10:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 10:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 10:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 10:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:00AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:15AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:30AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:45AM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.28 ft at 12:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 1:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 1:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 2:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 3:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 3:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 4:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 4:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 5:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 5:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 5:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 6:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 6:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 8:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 9:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 10:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 11:00PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:15PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:30PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 11:45PM Feb 18, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 12:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 12:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 12:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 12:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 1:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.4 ft at 1:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 1:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 1:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 2:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 2:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.38 ft at 3:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 5:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 6:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 6:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:00AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:15AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:30AM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:45AM Feb 19, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFNEC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:48AM Feb 19, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.29 ft at 9:45 AM MST 19-Feb-2018. Flood Stage is 11.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 30 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Fountain Creek at Colorado Springs 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: 16
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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28 Flood waters inundate Circle Drive Mobile Home Park near South Circle Drive
23 Flood waters flow over South Nevada Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs. Waters threaten I-25 on-ramp.
21 Flood waters flow into Dorchester Park near South Nevada Avenue
18 Water reaches the base of the South Nevada Avenue Bridge
17 Flood waters threaten homes south of Security Widefield at the end of Leigh Lane in the residential development along Southmoor Drive
15.5 Water flows over the Front Range Trail near Janitell Road
15 Flood waters reach the base of the South Tejon Street Bridge
14 Flood waters threaten homes in Stratmoor northwest of Security Widefield
13 Minor flooding of lowlands along the creek occurs
12 Homeless encampment below and near the Nevada Ave bridge is affected.
11.5 Flood Stage. The river is bankfull. Homeless encampments along creek are affected.
9.5 Action Stage. Water flows over the Front Range Trail under the South Nevada Avenue Bridge. Homeless community encampment may be affected.
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Latitude: 38.816389° N, Longitude: 104.822222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11.5 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 5895.00 ft 5908.00 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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