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Fossil Creek (CO) at Fort Collins Stage (ft)Observed: 1.27 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 12:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 1:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 3:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 4:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 5:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 6:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 7:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 3:30PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 4:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 5:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 6:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 7:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 8:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 9:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 10:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 11:35PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 12:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 1:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 6:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 8:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 9:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:20AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 10:35AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 11:40AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 12:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:55PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 1:05PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 1:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.25 ft at 2:20PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 2:35PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 2:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 3:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 4:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 6:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 8:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 9:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 11:40PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 12:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 2:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 4:30AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 4:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:05AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 5:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:40AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:45AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 9:45AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:45AM Sep 21, 2020Highest Observation: 1.54 ft at 10:55AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:45AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.52 ft at 12:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.51 ft at 1:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 5:35PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 5:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:35PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 7:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 8:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 9:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 10:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 11:45PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 12:45AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 1:45AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.34 ft at 2:45AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 3:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 6:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 9:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:45AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:50AM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:30PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.38 ft at 4:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:15PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 6:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 7:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.26 ft at 8:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 9:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 10:50PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 11:55PM Sep 22, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 12:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 1:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 2:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.32 ft at 3:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 4:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 5:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.31 ft at 6:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 7:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 8:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 9:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:15AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.3 ft at 10:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.28 ft at 11:55AM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 12:55PM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 1:55PM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.29 ft at 2:55PM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.27 ft at 3:55PM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.24 ft at 4:55PM Sep 23, 2020Observed: 1.22 ft at 6:55PM Sep 23, 2020Fort CollinsFSSC2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (8:00PM Sep 23, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.22 ft at 6:55 PM MDT 23-Sep-2020. Flood Stage is 15.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Fossil Creek (CO) at Fort Collins. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 15.5
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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18.7 FOSSIL CREEK SPILLS TOWARDS HOUSES IN PARAGON POINT TO THE WEST.
15.3 TRILBY ROAD IS OVERTOPPED.
7.9 BIKE TRAIL UPSTREAM OF TRILBY ROAD IS OVERTOPPED.
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Latitude: 40.496100° N, Longitude: 105.051900° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 15.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 4888 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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