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Blue River at Colorado Avenue Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 26.39 ft at 12:55PM Nov 20, 2020Observed: 26.39 ft at 4:55PM Nov 20, 2020Observed: 26.41 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2020Observed: 26.41 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.37 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.37 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.37 ft at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.61 ft at 3:55PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.73 ft at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.83 ft at 9:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.61 ft at 11:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 26.59 ft at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.61 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.81 ft at 6:25AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.01 ft at 7:05AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.23 ft at 8:10AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.21 ft at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2020Highest Observation: 27.27 ft at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.07 ft at 2:05PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.15 ft at 2:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 27.11 ft at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.89 ft at 7:35PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.95 ft at 9:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.75 ft at 10:20PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 26.69 ft at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 26.59 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 26.57 ft at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2020BVCM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (10:03AM Nov 23, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 26.57 ft at 9:00 AM CST 23-Nov-2020. Flood Stage is 56 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Blue River at Colorado Avenue 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: 67
Moderate Flood Stage: 61
Flood Stage: 56
Action Stage: 51
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 57.21 ft on 08/22/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 57.21 ft on 08/22/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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67 Flooding begins to affect numerous structures.
64 Several buildings along the river begin to flood.
63 Flooding begins to affect Blue Parkway near Hardesty Avenue.
61 Flood waters approach Hardesty Avenue.
58 Flooding begins to affect Blue Banks Avenue just south of Blue Parkway.
56 Flood waters approach Denver Avenue.
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Latitude: 39.036667° N, Longitude: 94.522500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 56 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 Not Available 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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