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Purgatoire River at Madrid Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:00PM Apr 10, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:15PM Apr 10, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:30PM Apr 10, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:00PM Apr 10, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 5:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:00PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:15PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:30PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:45PM Apr 10, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 3:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 5:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 7:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 11:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.62 ft at 11:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:15PM Apr 11, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 2:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:00PM Apr 11, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 3:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 4:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 5:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 6:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 9:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 10:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 11:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 12:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.63 ft at 2:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 3:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 4:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 5:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 9:15PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 9:30PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 9:45PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:15PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:30PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:45PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 11:15PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 11:30PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 11:45PM Apr 12, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 12:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 12:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 12:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 1:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 1:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 1:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 2:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 2:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 2:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 3:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 3:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 3:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 4:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 5:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 5:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 5:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 6:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 6:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 8:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 8:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 8:45AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 9:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 9:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:15AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 10:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:30AM Apr 13, 2024Highest Observation: 2.65 ft at 11:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 12:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 2.64 ft at 2:45PM Apr 13, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPGMC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:49PM Apr 13, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.64 ft at 2:45 PM MDT 13-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 7 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: Stage may be affected by ice during winter months.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Purgatoire River at Madrid 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: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.80 ft on 07/20/1976
(2) 10.94 ft on 08/10/1981
(3) 9.00 ft on 07/10/1978
(4) 8.36 ft on 08/14/1979
(5) 8.00 ft on 07/12/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.13 ft on 05/09/2017
(2) 6.82 ft on 08/13/2015
(3) 6.71 ft on 08/26/2014
(4) 6.82 ft on 05/08/2013
(5) 6.47 ft on 07/25/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 02/01/1981

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26.5 Flood waters rise into low spots along Highway 12 between Madrid and Cokedale.
17.5 Flood waters reach the base of the County Road 18.3 Bridge.
15 Flood waters rise over County Road 18.3 near the bridge.
9 Water begins to inundate farm properties and dwellings near Madrid.
8.5 Water reaches fence line in agricultural lands near County Road 18.3 Bridge.
7 Minor agricultural flooding occurs. Water overtops the tallest banks along the river channel.
5 The river is bankfull. Water spills over the lowest banks near the County Road 18.3 Bridge.
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(1) Looking Upstream - River Stage 2.96 Feet
(2) Looking Downstream - River Stage 2.96 Feet
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Latitude: 37.129465° N, Longitude: 104.639989° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 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 6261.61 ft 6268.61 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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