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Blue River at Colorado Avenue Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 28.75 ft at 7:01PM Mar 17, 2018Observed: 28.67 ft at 11:01PM Mar 17, 2018Observed: 28.47 ft at 2:51AM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.53 ft at 3:01AM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.51 ft at 7:01AM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.47 ft at 11:01AM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.47 ft at 3:01PM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.51 ft at 7:01PM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.47 ft at 11:01PM Mar 18, 2018Observed: 28.69 ft at 2:41AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 28.61 ft at 3:01AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 28.69 ft at 7:01AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 28.91 ft at 8:41AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 29.21 ft at 8:51AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 29.49 ft at 9:01AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 29.89 ft at 9:11AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 30.39 ft at 9:21AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 30.69 ft at 9:31AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 30.95 ft at 9:41AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 31.59 ft at 10:01AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 31.85 ft at 10:11AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 32.25 ft at 10:21AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 32.57 ft at 10:31AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 32.87 ft at 10:41AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 33.35 ft at 10:51AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 33.55 ft at 11:01AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 33.89 ft at 11:11AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 34.19 ft at 11:31AM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 34.51 ft at 12:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 34.91 ft at 12:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.11 ft at 12:31PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.37 ft at 12:41PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.59 ft at 12:51PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.83 ft at 1:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.07 ft at 1:11PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.27 ft at 1:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.49 ft at 1:31PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.87 ft at 1:51PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.07 ft at 2:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.39 ft at 2:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.63 ft at 2:41PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.87 ft at 3:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 38.07 ft at 3:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 38.31 ft at 3:51PM Mar 19, 2018Highest Observation: 38.51 ft at 4:41PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 38.31 ft at 6:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 38.11 ft at 7:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.91 ft at 7:31PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.69 ft at 7:51PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.41 ft at 8:31PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 37.21 ft at 8:51PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.95 ft at 9:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.75 ft at 9:41PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.47 ft at 10:11PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 36.17 ft at 10:41PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.99 ft at 11:01PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.79 ft at 11:21PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.51 ft at 11:51PM Mar 19, 2018Observed: 35.27 ft at 12:21AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 35.01 ft at 12:51AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 34.79 ft at 1:21AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 34.53 ft at 1:51AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 34.29 ft at 2:21AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 33.95 ft at 3:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 33.75 ft at 3:41AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 33.51 ft at 4:21AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 33.27 ft at 5:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 33.07 ft at 6:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.83 ft at 7:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.63 ft at 7:51AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.43 ft at 8:41AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.23 ft at 10:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.09 ft at 11:01AM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 31.83 ft at 12:31PM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 32.03 ft at 12:51PM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 31.83 ft at 2:11PM Mar 20, 2018Observed: 31.71 ft at 3:01PM Mar 20, 2018BVCM7(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (4:17PM Mar 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 31.71 ft at 3:01 PM CDT 20-Mar-2018. 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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