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Sand Creek (CO) at Aurora Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:44PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: -0.12 ft at 11:42AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:40PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: -0.15 ft at 11:38AM Apr 17, 2021Observed: -0.12 ft at 11:36PM Apr 17, 2021Observed: -0.17 ft at 11:34AM Apr 18, 2021Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:33PM Apr 18, 2021Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:31AM Apr 19, 2021Observed: -0.13 ft at 11:29PM Apr 19, 2021Observed: -0.17 ft at 11:27AM Apr 20, 2021MHFDSCPC2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:30PM Apr 20, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: -0.17 ft at 11:27 AM MDT 20-Apr-2021. Flood Stage is 7.5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Sand Creek (CO) at Aurora. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 7.5
Action Stage: 3
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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6.5 Scouring may begin to undermine road bridges along Sand Creek.
3 Foot bridges crossing Sand Creek are overtopped near I225.
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Latitude: 39.757000° N, Longitude: 104.831000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 7.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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 5330 5337.5 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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