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Cherry Creek (CO) at Denver Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Colorado Division of Water ResourcesCCNC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:30PM Mar 1, 2021)Flood Stage is 5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Gauge reading affected by reservoir operations.

NOTE: Stage data may not be available during winter months.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Cherry Creek (CO) at Denver. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 301
Moderate Flood Stage: 300
Flood Stage: 298.5
Action Stage: 297
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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300 Cherry Creek begins flowing over Steele Street.
298.5 There is extensive flooding of bike paths and foot bridges along Cherry Creek.
297 Water is over numerous sections of the bike path in downtown Denver.
296.5 Water near bike path and bottom of foot bridges crossing Cherry Creek.
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Latitude: 39.713100° N, Longitude: 104.949200° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 298.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 5310 Not Available 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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