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Elk Creek (SD) near Elm Springs Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5 ft at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:02PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:17PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:32PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 1:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 8:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 10:30AM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.13 ft at 10:45AM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.13 ft at 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.13 ft at 11:15AM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 5.13 ft at 11:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 2:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 2:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 3:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 3:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 3:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 3:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 5:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 5:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 5:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:01PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:16PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:31PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 11:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 1:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 3:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:01AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:16AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:31AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 5:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 6:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 7:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 8:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.95 ft at 11:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 11:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:01PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:16PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:31PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 1:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 2:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 4:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 6:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.93 ft at 7:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 7:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:16PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:31PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 8:46PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 12:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 2:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 3:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 3:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:16AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 4:31AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:46AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 5:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 7:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 8:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 4.91 ft at 9:00AM Jul 25, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELCS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:49AM Jul 25, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.91 ft at 9:00 AM MDT 25-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Gauge readings may be inaccurate during periods of extreme cold.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Elk Creek (SD) near Elm Springs. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:14
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 17.00 ft on 05/01/1920
(2) 16.22 ft on 02/18/1997
(3) 14.85 ft on 05/28/1996
(4) 14.21 ft on 06/08/1994
(5) 14.00 ft on 06/06/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Zoom Level:14
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14 Major Flood Stage. Extensive flooding along the creek with inundation of structures and roads.
13 Moderate Flood Stage. Some inundation of structures and roads near the creek are possible.
12 Minor flood stage. Flooding of agricultural land.
10 Action Stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the creek.
8 Water begins to overflow the lower banks.
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(1) Looking upstream
(2) Another view upstream
(3) Looking downstream
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Latitude: 44.248333° N, Longitude: 102.502778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 2304 ft 2316 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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