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Little Buck Creek near Indianapolis Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLBCI3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:37AM Dec 1, 2021)Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Little Buck Creek near Indianapolis. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 7
Low Flow (in CFS): 0.001

Historic Crests
(1) 13.21 ft on 06/07/2008
(2) 13.12 ft on 06/20/2011
(3) 11.24 ft on 04/20/2011
(4) 11.21 ft on 11/14/1993
(5) 10.77 ft on 04/03/2018 (P)
(6) 10.58 ft on 12/22/2013
(7) 10.49 ft on 08/04/2009
(8) 10.49 ft on 07/17/2015
(9) 10.46 ft on 06/22/2010
(10) 10.11 ft on 08/25/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.11 ft on 08/25/2021 (P)
(2) 10.77 ft on 04/03/2018 (P)
(3) 7.50 ft on 05/05/2017 (P)
(4) 10.49 ft on 07/17/2015
(5) 7.04 ft on 06/27/2015
(6) 10.58 ft on 12/22/2013
(7) 8.84 ft on 01/13/2013
(8) 13.12 ft on 06/20/2011
(9) 11.24 ft on 04/20/2011
(10) 9.27 ft on 03/05/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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17 Approximate low steel of Belmont Avenue Bridge over Lick Creek. Immediately to the east are the bridges of SR 37 over Lick Creek. Low steel of these bridges appeared to be similar to the Belmont Avenue Bridge. Residential flooding may begin near this level.
15.5 Very maximum reading possbile. This is the elevation of instrument shelf in the wellhouse.
13.5 Approaching maximum reliable river reading. Float near wellhouse floor.
10.51 On April 21, 2011 Little Buck Creek which is dredged and mostly leveed from Tibbs Ave eastward to Banta Road was at bankfull levels and flowing fast. A low spot exists near Redland Way which allowed the water to be at the very edge of Banta Road. No flooding was observed of parks or residential areas from SR 37 eastward to Banta Road.
10.5 On April 20, 2011, Little Buck Creek at the top of its banks from Tibbs Ave. eastward to Bluff Road and northeast to Banta Road. Water at the very edge of W. Banta Rd just west of Redland Way. Water near the north side of Southport Rd just east of Southport WWTP. Water also along the east side of SR 37 extending from Little Buck Cr north to Banta Rd and north of Banta Rd more than one quarter of a mile. Water more than 3 feet lower than SR 37.
1.8 Stream is dry. There is no flowing water, just a sand and gravel trail that deer walk in.
1.3 Bottom of channel below wire weight gage on Belmont Avenue Bridge over Little Buck Creek.
(1) East view Little Buck Creek from South Harding.
(2) West view Little Buck Creek from South Harding.
(3) South view along South Harding toward Little Buck Cree..
(4) East view Little Buck Creek from South Belmont of SR 37.
(5) North view from South Belmont Bridge.
(6) West view from South Belmont Bridge.
(7) South view from South Belmont Bridge. Extreme high water may flood Southport Rd.
(8) East view from South Tibbs Bridge.
(9) North view from South Tibbs Bridge.
(10) West view from South Tibbs Bridge.
(11) South view from South Tibbs Bridge.
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Latitude: 39.666667° N, Longitude: 86.196667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 29 666.2 ft 672.2 ft 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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Stream is dry when reported river stages are 1.8 feet or less. Below the 1.8 foot level, the recording stilling well is in an underground pool of water that is not flowing or visible at the surface.
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