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Dry Creek (CO) above Fort Collins Stage (ft)Observed: 0.73 ft at 2:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.69 ft at 3:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.64 ft at 4:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.62 ft at 5:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.63 ft at 6:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 7:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.82 ft at 8:20PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.91 ft at 9:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 10:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:45PM Jul 31, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 12:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 1:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 2:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 3:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.1 ft at 4:45AM Aug 01, 2020Highest Observation: 1.11 ft at 5:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 1.09 ft at 6:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.99 ft at 7:30AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 7:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.82 ft at 8:35AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.81 ft at 8:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.77 ft at 9:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 10:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 11:45AM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 12:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 1:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.8 ft at 3:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.83 ft at 4:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 5:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.81 ft at 6:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.95 ft at 8:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 9:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 10:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:45PM Aug 01, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 12:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 1:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 2:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 4:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 5:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 6:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 7:30AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 7:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.84 ft at 8:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.78 ft at 9:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.77 ft at 10:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.77 ft at 11:45AM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 12:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.78 ft at 1:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 2:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 3:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.68 ft at 4:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.66 ft at 5:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.73 ft at 6:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.77 ft at 7:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.85 ft at 8:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.91 ft at 10:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 11:45PM Aug 02, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 12:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 2:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 3:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 4:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 5:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 6:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.99 ft at 7:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 8:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 9:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.8 ft at 11:45AM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 12:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 2:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.8 ft at 3:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.83 ft at 4:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 5:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 6:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.84 ft at 7:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.87 ft at 9:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.9 ft at 10:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 11:45PM Aug 03, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 12:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 1:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 2:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.05 ft at 3:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.07 ft at 4:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 5:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.08 ft at 6:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.96 ft at 7:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.86 ft at 8:25AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.84 ft at 8:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.78 ft at 9:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 10:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 11:45AM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 12:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 1:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.72 ft at 2:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.74 ft at 3:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.7 ft at 4:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.7 ft at 5:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.67 ft at 6:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.77 ft at 7:35PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.8 ft at 7:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.89 ft at 8:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.92 ft at 9:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 0.97 ft at 10:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 11:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 12:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.02 ft at 1:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 2:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 3:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 4:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.04 ft at 6:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1 ft at 7:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.94 ft at 8:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.87 ft at 10:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.81 ft at 11:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.76 ft at 12:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 0.75 ft at 1:45PM Aug 05, 2020Fort CollinsSHDC2(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (2:00PM Aug 5, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.75 ft at 1:45 PM MDT 5-Aug-2020. Flood Stage is 4 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Dry Creek (CO) above Fort Collins. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 6.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 4.5
Flood Stage: 4
Action Stage: 3.8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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7.6 DRY CREEK OVERTOPS SHIELDS STREET
4.59 FLOW IS GREATER THAN 500 CFS ON DRY CREEK...PRODUCING POTENTIAL FLOODING AT DOWNSTREAM ROAD CROSSING
3.95 GATE CLOSURE OF LARIMER & WELD INLET GATES IS ACTIVATED FROM THIS LOCATION DUE TO RISING LIMB OF FLOOD HYDROGRAPH
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Latitude: 40.630560° N, Longitude: 105.095300° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 4 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 5017 5021 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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