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Delaware River (NM) 11 miles NW of Red Bluff Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRDBN5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:00AM Sep 25, 2023)Flood Stage is 26 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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 are not available for the Delaware River (NM) 11 miles NW of Red Bluff. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.00 ft on 10/02/1955
(2) 18.00 ft on 06/27/1938
(3) 17.84 ft on 10/21/1969
(4) 17.48 ft on 08/22/1966
(5) 16.25 ft on 05/23/1941
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.84 ft on 10/21/1969
(2) 17.48 ft on 08/22/1966
(3) 14.56 ft on 08/18/1957
(4) 27.00 ft on 10/02/1955
(5) 14.72 ft on 04/11/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.45 ft on 08/28/1964

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27 the river reaches moderate flood stage. The record stage (1955) is reached.
26 the river reaches minor flood stage. The north approach of U.S. Highway 285 begins to flood. The railroad bridge about 2 miles downstream may begin to flood. Area rangeland inundates. Cattle losses are possible, but no other damage is known to occur.
20 area rangeland continues to flood. Some cattle may be threatened, but no other damage is known to occur.
15 the river reaches bankfull, and low-lying areas of adjacent rangeland begin to flood. However, no significant damage is expected. Banks are ill-defined, but stages below 15 feet should remain primarily within the channel.
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Latitude: 32.023142° N, Longitude: 104.054456° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 2902.06 ft 2928.06 ft 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 Not Available Not Available  

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