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Yampa River at Steamboat Springs Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSTMC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:34PM Feb 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 2 ft at 1:15 PM MST 20-Feb-2019. Flood Stage is 7.5 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Yampa River at Steamboat Springs are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.5
Flood Stage: 7.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.90 ft on 06/13/1906
(2) 8.90 ft on 06/08/1905
(3) 7.65 ft on 06/03/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.87 ft on 05/29/2014
(2) 5.40 ft on 05/27/2013
(3) 4.10 ft on 04/27/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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25.5 Water is near the intersection of 5th street and Lincoln Avenue. Major flooding and flood damage is occurring.
19.5 The intersection of Lincoln Avenue and 9th Street is beginning to flood.
13.5 Many portions of Yampa Street are flooded and impassable. Buildings adjacent to the river are flooded. Water has reached some buildings between Yampa Street and Lincoln Avenue.
12.5 Water is flowing over the 5th street bridge and other bridges along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, including the 13th Street Bridge and the Shield Drive Bridge.
10.5 The intersection of Howelsen Parkway and 5th Street near Howelsen Park is flooding.
10 Water reaches the railroad crossing near the intersection of 5th street and Howelson Parkway.
9.8 Water reaches the bottom of the 5th Street bridge over the Yampa River.
8.69 Portions of Yampa Street are beginning to flood. The intersection of Yampa Street and 9th Street is flooded.
8.4 Water is approaching buildings along Yampa Street between 5th and 7th Streets, including the Boathouse Pub.
8.1 Water reaches the foundations of buildings near Yampa Street and 9th Street, including the Steamboat Rafting Company.
7.5 Minor flooding is occurring along the Yampa River in Steamboat Springs. Water is flowing across some properties adjacent to the river and is approaching buildings.
7 Some minor flooding of low-lying agricultural land along the Yampa River upstream and downstream of Steamboat Springs is occurring.
6.5 The Yampa River has reached bankfull in several places and some flooding of undeveloped land is occurring.
6.2 Out of bank flow begins in the trailer park on highway 40 on the west end of Steamboat Springs.
6 Portions of the baseball and soccer fields in Emerald Field are flooded.
5 Portions of the bike trail along the Yampa River, especially in Yampa River Park and Emerald Park are flooded.
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Latitude: 40.483056° N, Longitude: 106.832500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 6695.47 ft 6702.47 ft  

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