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Arkansas River near Nepesta Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 7:47PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 8:02PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.02 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.01 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.04 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.03 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.04 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.01 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.02 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.04 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.07 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.04 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2022Observed: 14.05 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.06 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.06 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.09 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.09 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.12 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.09 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.09 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:16AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:31AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:46AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 8:01AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 2:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 3:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 3:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 3:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 3:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 4:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 4:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.32 ft at 4:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 4:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 5:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 5:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 5:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 5:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.36 ft at 6:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 6:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 6:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 6:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:16PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:31PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 7:46PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 8:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 8:01PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 8:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 8:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 8:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 9:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 9:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 9:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 10:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.32 ft at 10:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 10:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 11:00PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 11:15PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 11:30PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 11:45PM May 22, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 12:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 12:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 1:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.32 ft at 1:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 1:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 1:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 2:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 2:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 2:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 2:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 3:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 3:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 3:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 4:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 4:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 4:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 4:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 5:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 5:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 5:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 5:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 6:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 6:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 6:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 6:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 7:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 7:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 7:17AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 7:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 7:32AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 7:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 7:47AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 8:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 8:02AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 8:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.12 ft at 8:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 8:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 9:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 9:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 9:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 9:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 10:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 10:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 10:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 11:00AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 11:15AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 11:30AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.1 ft at 11:45AM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.11 ft at 12:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 12:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 12:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 12:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 1:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 1:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 1:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 1:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 2:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 2:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 2:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 2:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 3:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 3:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 3:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 3:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 4:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 4:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.13 ft at 4:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 4:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 5:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 5:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 5:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 5:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 6:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 6:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 6:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 6:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 7:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 7:17PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 7:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 7:32PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 7:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 7:47PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 8:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 8:02PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 8:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 8:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 8:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 9:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 9:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 9:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 9:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 10:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.12 ft at 10:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.14 ft at 10:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.15 ft at 10:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 11:00PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 11:15PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.16 ft at 11:30PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 11:45PM May 23, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 12:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.17 ft at 12:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 12:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 12:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 1:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 1:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 1:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 1:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 2:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 2:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.19 ft at 2:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 2:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.18 ft at 3:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 3:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 3:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.22 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.2 ft at 4:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.23 ft at 4:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.24 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.24 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.24 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.24 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.21 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.24 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:16AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 7:31AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 7:46AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 8:01AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.26 ft at 8:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.28 ft at 8:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.27 ft at 8:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 9:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 9:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.32 ft at 9:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 10:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.25 ft at 10:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 11:15AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 11:30AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.33 ft at 11:45AM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 12:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.29 ft at 12:30PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.3 ft at 12:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.35 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.37 ft at 1:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 1:30PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 1:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.31 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.36 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.34 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.37 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.43 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2022Highest Observation: 14.44 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.39 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.39 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.39 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.35 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.36 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2022Observed: 14.38 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2022Colorado Division of Water ResourcesNPTC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:34PM May 24, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 14.38 ft at 6:15 PM MDT 24-May-2022. 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 near 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): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.56 ft on 05/21/2015
(2) 15.62 ft on 06/18/2019
(3) 15.62 ft on 09/14/2013
(4) 15.52 ft on 08/26/2006
(5) 15.29 ft on 06/09/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.62 ft on 06/18/2019
(2) 16.56 ft on 05/21/2015
(3) 15.62 ft on 09/14/2013
(4) 15.04 ft on 09/16/2011
(5) 15.29 ft on 06/09/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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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: 38.184170° N, Longitude: 104.173297° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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
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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 4385.00 ft 4401.50 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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