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  NOTICE:There is a service interruption for a number of stream gauges nationwide due to the Global Positioning System (GPS) Rollover that occurred on April 6 at 23:59 GMT. The National Weather Service is working with federal, state, and local partners to ensure those affected gauges obtain the necessary updates to resume data transmission. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Turtle Creek at Redfield Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 7.45 ft at 6:45PM Apr 15, 2019Observed: 7.45 ft at 7:10AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 7.6 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2019Observed: 8 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2019Observed: 8.25 ft at 3:16PM Apr 17, 2019Highest Observation: 9 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2019Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2019Forecast: 9.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2019Forecast: 9.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 9.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 10 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 10.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2019Forecast: 10.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 10.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 11.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 11.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 11.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 11.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 11 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2019Forecast: 10.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 10.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 10.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 10.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2019Forecast: 10 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 9.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 9.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 9.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2019Forecast: 9.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 9.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 9 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2019Forecast: 8.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 8.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 8.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 8 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 7.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 7.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 7.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 7 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2019Forecast: 6.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 6.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 6.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 6.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 6.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 6.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesID8S2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (11:15AM Apr 18, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 9:37AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 9 ft at 7:15 AM CDT 18-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Turtle Creek at Redfield 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.32 ft on 03/29/1997
(2) 16.00 ft on 03/22/2011
(3) 15.94 ft on 04/07/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.00 ft on 03/22/2011
(2) 15.50 ft on 03/20/2010
(3) 18.32 ft on 03/29/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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18 The spillway at Lake Redfield is running nearly full and is threatened by the high water
15 The bridge into Bula Park goes under water
12 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge at Bula Park
10 Moderate flooding begins as the higher north bank of Turtle Creek overflows and some homes in northwestern Redfield are threatened
7 Moderate flooding of agricultural land outside of Redfield begins on the right side of Turtle Creek
6.5 Very minor flooding on the right side of Turtle Creek begins in the rural areas north and northeast of Redfield
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Latitude: 44.883333° N, Longitude: 98.512778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 1259.3 ft 1266.3 ft  

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