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Dolores River near Rico Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 11:45PM Sep 17, 2019Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 12:00AM Sep 18, 2019Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 12:15AM Sep 18, 2019Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 12:30AM Sep 18, 2019Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 12:45AM Sep 18, 2019Highest Observation: 1.65 ft at 1:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 1:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 1:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 1:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 1:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 7:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 7:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 1:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 6:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:45PM Sep 20, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDRRC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:34PM Sep 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.56 ft at 10:45 PM MDT 20-Sep-2019. Flood Stage is 5.8 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Dolores River near Rico. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.3
Flood Stage: 5.8
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.15 ft on 06/10/1952
(2) 6.07 ft on 06/05/1957
(3) 5.95 ft on 05/24/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.08 ft on 06/05/2016
(2) 5.20 ft on 06/10/2015
(3) 4.75 ft on 05/30/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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11 Major flood destruction of homes and property along the Dolores River. River erosion may cause land slides and river debris may damage bridges.
9.5 Major flooding is occurring. Sections of CO 145 are likely washed out.
8.5 Moderate flooding is occurring damaging buildings and property. Portions of CO 145 are impassable due to water.
7.3 Moderate flooding is occurring along the Dolores River between the towns of Rico and Dolores. Water is running over portions of CO 145.
7 The Dolores River nears sections of CO 145. Water is nearing homes and property. River banks are eroding and very unstable.
5.8 Minor flooding is occurring along the Dolores River between the towns of Rico and Dolores. River banks are eroding and becoming unstable. Agricultural land near and along the Dolores River is flooding.
5.5 Some minor flooding of low-lying agricultural land along the Dolores River between Rico and Dolores is likely.
5.4 River reaches bankfull in sections. Water begins to pool in low lying fields and agricultural land near and along the Dolores River.
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Latitude: 37.638889° N, Longitude: 108.059722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5.8 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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 8422.23 ft 8428.23 ft  

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