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Beaver Creek at Ludell Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLDLK1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:35PM Apr 18, 2024)Flood Stage is 9 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Beaver Creek at Ludell 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.70 ft on 09/08/1930
(2) 14.15 ft on 07/13/1951
(3) 13.00 ft on 09/10/1946
(4) 12.05 ft on 06/28/1948
(5) 11.20 ft on 08/08/1996
(6) 11.10 ft on 05/20/1949
(7) 10.90 ft on 05/26/1932
(8) 10.20 ft on 04/27/2007
(9) 10.16 ft on 04/24/2007
(10) 10.08 ft on 10/07/1947
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.28 ft on 05/29/2010
(2) 4.43 ft on 06/02/2009
(3) 10.20 ft on 04/27/2007
(4) 10.16 ft on 04/24/2007
(5) 7.37 ft on 08/18/2006
(6) 3.78 ft on 07/07/2005
(7) 7.94 ft on 07/16/2004
(8) 4.68 ft on 06/29/2003
(9) 8.08 ft on 05/29/2001
(10) 4.19 ft on 07/18/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.50 ft on 06/01/1997

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Latitude: 39.848056° N, Longitude: 100.961111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 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 2753.93 ft 2762.93 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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