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Salt River at 51st Ave-Phoenix Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 27, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00AM Oct 28, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 12:00PM Oct 28, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 28, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00AM Oct 29, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 12:00PM Oct 29, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00PM Oct 29, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:00AM Oct 30, 2020Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 12:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00PM Oct 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00AM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00PM Oct 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00AM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00PM Nov 01, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 1:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 2:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 3:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 4:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 5:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 6:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 7:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 8:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 9:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 10:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 11:00AM Nov 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 0 ft 12:00PM Nov 02, 2020Maricopa County Flood Control DistrictSFFA3(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (12:33PM Oct 30, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 7:00AM Oct 30)Latest observed value: 1.6 ft at 12:00 PM MST 30-Oct-2020. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Salt River at 51st Ave-Phoenix are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.30 ft on 02/12/2005
(2) 6.77 ft on 02/15/2003
(3) 5.82 ft on 03/05/2004
(4) 3.12 ft on 08/12/2006

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.12 ft on 08/12/2006
(2) 14.30 ft on 02/12/2005
(3) 5.82 ft on 03/05/2004
(4) 6.77 ft on 02/15/2003

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.20 ft on 01/01/2004
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27 Flooding of the entire area in the vicinity of the gage occurs. Water overflows the bridge.
24 Major flooding begins.
20 Flow reaches the bottom of the bridge. Mining and some industrial areas are affected.
18 Flood stage is reached.
16 Minor overflow occurs towards the industrial area along the north bank.
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Latitude: 33.404357° N, Longitude: 112.168729° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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