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Arkansas River at Rocky Ford Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.83 ft at 11:30PM Mar 26, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:45PM Mar 26, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 0.01 ft at 3:16AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:31AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:46AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:01AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 6:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 6:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:00AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:15AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:30AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:45AM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 12:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 0.01 ft at 3:17PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:32PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:47PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:02PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 6:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 7:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 9:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 10:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:00PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:15PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:30PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:45PM Mar 27, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 0.07 ft at 3:16AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:31AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 3:46AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 4:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 4:01AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 8:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 9:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 10:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:00AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:15AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:30AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:45AM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 1:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 1:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 2:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 0.07 ft at 3:16PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:31PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:46PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:01PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 4:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 4:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 4:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 5:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 6:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 6:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 7:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 7:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 7:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 8:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 8:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 8:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 9:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 9:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:00PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:15PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:30PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 11:45PM Mar 28, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 12:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.78 ft at 12:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.79 ft at 12:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.78 ft at 1:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 2:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.81 ft at 3:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.82 ft at 3:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 0.07 ft at 3:31AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.83 ft at 3:46AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:01AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:16AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.84 ft at 4:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 4:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 5:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 5:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.85 ft at 5:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.87 ft at 5:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.87 ft at 6:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.88 ft at 6:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.88 ft at 6:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.86 ft at 6:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.86 ft at 7:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.89 ft at 7:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.87 ft at 7:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.87 ft at 8:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 8:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.89 ft at 8:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.9 ft at 9:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.92 ft at 9:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.91 ft at 9:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.89 ft at 10:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.91 ft at 10:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:00AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.92 ft at 11:15AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 11:30AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:45AM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.92 ft at 12:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 12:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.93 ft at 1:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.96 ft at 1:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.95 ft at 1:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.95 ft at 2:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 2:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 0.07 ft at 3:32PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:47PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:02PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:17PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 5:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:45PM Mar 29, 2020Highest Observation: 2 ft at 7:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:15PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:30PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:45PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00PM Mar 29, 2020Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:15PM Mar 29, 2020Colorado Division of Water ResourcesARCC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:18PM Mar 29, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.97 ft at 10:15 PM MDT 29-Mar-2020. Flood Stage is 10 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 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Rocky Ford 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: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.65 ft on 05/20/2015
(2) 6.28 ft on 05/12/2017
(3) 6.24 ft on 09/16/2013
(4) 6.00 ft on 06/29/1997
(5) 5.92 ft on 07/20/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.28 ft on 05/12/2017
(2) 6.65 ft on 05/20/2015
(3) 5.62 ft on 05/11/2015
(4) 6.24 ft on 09/16/2013
(5) 4.59 ft on 08/28/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 12/14/1992
(2) 1.65 ft on 01/03/1996
(3) 1.70 ft on 02/01/1994
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14.5 WATER REACHES TOP OF THE HWY 266 BRIDGE. APPROACHES COMPROMISED.
13 Water is to the base of the Highway 266 Bridge
12 MAJOR FLOOD
11 MODERATE FLOOD
10 Minor Flood. Loss of crops is possible in the Swink area. Many fields flood
8 Minor agricultural flooding occurs near Rocky Ford
7 The river is bankfull. Minor agricultural flooding occurs near Rocky Ford
5 Water flows into fields near the Highway 266 Bridge northeast of Rocky Ford
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Latitude: 38.064444° N, Longitude: 103.690000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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)
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 4130.46 ft 4140.46 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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