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Elk Creek (SD) near Elm Springs Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 3:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 4:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 4:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 5:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 5:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 5:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 6:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 9:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 9:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:01AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:16AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:31AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 4:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 7:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 7:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 7:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 8:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 10:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 10:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 12:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 12:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 1:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 1:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 1:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 1:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 2:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 3:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 3:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 3:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 4:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 5:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 6:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 6:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 7:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.89 ft at 7:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 7:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.87 ft at 7:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.87 ft at 8:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 8:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 9:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.85 ft at 10:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 11:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 12:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 12:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 12:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 2:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 3:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:01AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:16AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:31AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 6:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 8:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 8:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 9:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 9:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 9:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 9:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:16PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:31PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:46PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 1:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 1:45PM Feb 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.2 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2015Highest Observation: 5.2 ft at 2:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.19 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.18 ft at 2:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.16 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 3:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 3:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 4:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 5:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.15 ft at 5:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 6:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:16PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:31PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:46PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 2:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 2:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.93 ft at 3:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.96 ft at 5:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.97 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 5:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 4.99 ft at 6:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5 ft at 7:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.01 ft at 7:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.03 ft at 8:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 8:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:15PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:16PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:30PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:31PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 12:45PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.13 ft at 12:46PM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 5.14 ft at 1:00PM Feb 28, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesELCS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:49PM Feb 28, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.14 ft at 1:00 PM MST 28-Feb-2015. 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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Upstream Gauge - near Rapid City Upstream Gauge
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic 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.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.26 ft on 05/30/2013
(2) 5.00 ft on 04/15/2012
(3) 5.94 ft on 02/22/2012
(4) 11.55 ft on 03/13/2011
(5) 12.95 ft on 05/25/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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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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