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Arkansas River at Nepesta Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 13.19 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.18 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2020Highest Observation: 13.19 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.18 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.17 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.15 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.16 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.14 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.15 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.13 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.13 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.12 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.12 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.1 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.1 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.1 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.11 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.11 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.08 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.11 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.08 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.08 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.08 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.08 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.07 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 7:01PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 7:16PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 7:31PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 7:46PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.03 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.02 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.03 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.03 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.03 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.03 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.02 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 7:02AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:17AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:32AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 7:47AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 8:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 8:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 8:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 9:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 9:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 10:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 10:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 10:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 4:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 4:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 4:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 4:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 5:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 5:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 5:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 5:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 6:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 6:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 6:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:01PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:16PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:31PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:46PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 8:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 8:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 9:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 9:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 9:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 9:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 10:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 10:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 11:00PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:15PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:30PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 11:45PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 12:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 12:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 12:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 12:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 1:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 1:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 1:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 1:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 2:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 2:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 2:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 2:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 3:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 3:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 3:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 4:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 4:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 4:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 4:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 5:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 5:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 5:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 5:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 6:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 7:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 7:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 8:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 9:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 9:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 9:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 9:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 10:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 10:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 10:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:00AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:15AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 11:30AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 11:45AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 12:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 12:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 12:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 12:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 1:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 1:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 1:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 1:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 2:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 2:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 2:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 2:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 3:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 3:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 3:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 3:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.9 ft at 4:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 4:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 4:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 4:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 5:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 5:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 5:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 5:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 6:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 6:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 6:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 6:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 7:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 7:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 7:16PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 7:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 7:31PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 7:46PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 8:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 8:01PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 8:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 8:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 8:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 9:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 9:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 9:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 10:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 10:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 11:00PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 11:15PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.96 ft at 11:30PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 11:45PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.97 ft at 12:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 12:15AM May 31, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 12:30AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 12:45AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.98 ft at 1:00AM May 31, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 1:15AM May 31, 2020Colorado Division of Water ResourcesNPTC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:19AM May 31, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 13.01 ft at 1:15 AM MDT 31-May-2020. Flood Stage is 16.5 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 18 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Nepesta 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: 18.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.5
Flood Stage: 16.5
Action Stage: 15.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.86 ft on 05/21/2015
(2) 15.62 ft on 09/14/2013
(3) 15.52 ft on 08/26/2006
(4) 15.29 ft on 06/09/2010
(5) 15.04 ft on 09/16/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.86 ft on 05/21/2015
(2) 15.62 ft on 09/14/2013
(3) 15.04 ft on 09/16/2011
(4) 15.29 ft on 06/09/2010
(5) 15.52 ft on 08/26/2006

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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20 Major flood. Homes and roads along the river are flooded.
19.5 Major Flood. Water enters the Fowler area.
19 Major Flood. Water impacts homes near Nepesta. The flood plain is inundated..
18.5 Major Flood. Waters spill over Nepesta Road near the Nepesta Road Bridge. Major flooding of agricultural lands around Nepesta occurs. The river is entirely out of its channel.
18 Moderate Flood. Agricultural lands near Nepesta flood and the Oxford Ditch works may be damaged.
17.5 Moderate Flood. Agricultural lands near Nepesta flood.
16.5 Minor Flood. Agricultural lands near Nepesta are flooded.
15.5 Action Stage. Low-lying wetlands are flooded.
14.5 The river is bankfull. Low lying wetland areas along the channel begin to flood.
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Latitude: 38.178889° N, Longitude: 104.138889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16.5 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 4355.00 ft 4371.50 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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