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Rio Penasco 2 miles NW of Dayton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 6:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:15PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:45PM Apr 13, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:15AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:45AM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:30PM Apr 14, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 5:45PM Apr 14, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15PM Apr 14, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 7:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 9:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:30PM Apr 14, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 10:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:15PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:45PM Apr 14, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:15AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:45AM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:45PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:15PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 4:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:15PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 5:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 6:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 8:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 9:45PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 10:45PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 11:15PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:30PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 11:45PM Apr 15, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2021Highest Observation: 0.12 ft at 12:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 12:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 3:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 4:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 5:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 6:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 7:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 8:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:15AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:30AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 11:45AM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 12:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 12:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 12:45PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 1:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 1:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 1:45PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 2:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.11 ft at 2:45PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 3:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 3:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 3:45PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 4:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 4:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 4:45PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 5:15PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 5:30PM Apr 16, 2021Observed: 0.1 ft at 5:45PM Apr 16, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDAYN5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:15PM Apr 16, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.1 ft at 5:45 PM MDT 16-Apr-2021. Flood Stage is 20 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 12 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Rio Penasco 2 miles NW of Dayton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.40 ft on 08/23/1966
(2) 13.64 ft on 06/25/1986
(3) 11.10 ft on 09/21/1974
(4) 10.80 ft on 11/03/1983
(5) 10.61 ft on 09/30/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.61 ft on 09/30/2019
(2) 13.64 ft on 06/25/1986
(3) 10.80 ft on 11/03/1983
(4) 8.34 ft on 08/20/1977
(5) 11.10 ft on 09/21/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.33 ft on 04/01/1951

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25 the river reaches major flood stage.
22 the river reaches moderate flood stage, almost 6 feet above record stage (1966), covering U.S. Highway 285 with over 2 feet of very fast-moving water.
20 the river reaches minor flood stage, flooding famrland, rangeland, and possibly U.S. Highway 285.
17.5 the river floods a significant amount of Vandiver farms and area range land, rising to within 2 feet of U.S. Highway 285.
16 the river reaches bankfull, and begins to spill out of the lowest banks onto the lowest terraces of Vandiver farms, about 4 feet below U.S. Highway 285.
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(1) Rio Penasco, looking upstream from US 285
(2) Rio Penasco, looking downstream from US 285
(3) Normally dry streambed, looking west from US 285.
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Latitude: 32.743333° N, Longitude: 104.414167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 20 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 3385.19 ft 3405.19 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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