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Arkansas River at Rocky Ford Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.17 ft at 8:15PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:30PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:45PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 9:00PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:15PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 9:30PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 9:45PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 10:00PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:15PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:30PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:45PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:00PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:15PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:30PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:45PM Jan 14, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 6:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 7:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 9:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 9:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 10:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:15AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:30AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:45AM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 12:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 1:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 2:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 3:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 6:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 7:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 8:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 8:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 8:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 9:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 9:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 9:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:15PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:30PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 11:45PM Jan 15, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 12:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 12:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 12:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 1:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 1:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 2:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 3:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 4:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 4:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 5:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 5:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 5:46AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:01AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:16AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:31AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 6:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 7:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.11 ft at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 9:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 9:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.12 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 10:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 11:15AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 11:45AM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 12:15PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 12:45PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 1:15PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 1:45PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 2:15PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2020Highest Observation: 1.22 ft at 2:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.21 ft at 3:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.2 ft at 3:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 4:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.19 ft at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 4:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 5:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.18 ft at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 5:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 6:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 6:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.17 ft at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:00PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:15PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 11:30PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:45PM Jan 16, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 3:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 5:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 5:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:01AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:16AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 6:31AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 6:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 6:46AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 7:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 8:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 9:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 10:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:00AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 11:15AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:30AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 11:45AM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 12:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 12:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 3:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 3:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 3:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.16 ft at 4:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.15 ft at 4:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 4:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 4:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 5:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:15PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.13 ft at 6:30PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 6:45PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 7:00PM Jan 17, 2020Observed: 1.14 ft at 7:15PM Jan 17, 2020Colorado Division of Water ResourcesARCC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:04PM Jan 17, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.14 ft at 7:15 PM MST 17-Jan-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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(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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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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