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Purgatoire River at Trinidad Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45AM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:46PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:01PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:16PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:45PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 9:00PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 9:15PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 9:30PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 9:45PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 10:00PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 10:15PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 10:30PM Jul 01, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 10:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:00PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:15PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:45PM Jul 01, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:15AM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:30AM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 6:45AM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 7:00AM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 7:15AM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 7:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45AM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:00PM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 4:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:30PM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 4:45PM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 5:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 5:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:46PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:01PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:16PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:45PM Jul 02, 2022Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 9:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45PM Jul 02, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 1:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 2:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:46AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:01AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:16AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 8:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 9:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:00AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45AM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:15PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:30PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:45PM Jul 03, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 2:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 3:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 4:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 5:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 5:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:47AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:02AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:17AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:45AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00AM Jul 04, 2022Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:15AM Jul 04, 2022Colorado Division of Water ResourcesPTRC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:49AM Jul 4, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.57 ft at 9:15 AM MDT 4-Jul-2022. Flood Stage is 11 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 Purgatoire River at Trinidad 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.63 ft on 05/22/2021
(2) 5.03 ft on 08/02/1999
(3) 4.68 ft on 08/12/2004
(4) 4.60 ft on 07/05/2015 (P)
(5) 4.48 ft on 07/26/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.63 ft on 05/22/2021
(2) 4.60 ft on 07/05/2015 (P)
(3) 4.15 ft on 09/17/2014
(4) 3.91 ft on 07/16/2013
(5) 3.87 ft on 10/11/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.06 ft on 01/15/2010

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18 Flood waters reach the base of the railroad bridge downstream of Commercial Street.
15 Flood waters inundate the parking lot of the Colorado Welcome Center on Nevada Street.
13 Major flooding occurs in downtown Trinidad. Homes and businesses are flooded.
12.5 Water threatens apartments and businesses near the Commercial Street Bridge.
12 Water threatens businesses on Nevada Avenue.
11.5 Water flows into the parking lots of the McDonalds and Taco Bell restaurants.
11 Water reaches the railroad tracks near the Amtrak station.
10.5 Water reaches the base of the Commercial Street Bridge.
10 The river is bankfull. Minor overbank flow into low spots along the river occurs.
9.5 Water reaches the bike path in the park across from International Bank.
5 Water flows over the bike path under the Commercial Street Bridge.
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Latitude: 37.170852° N, Longitude: 104.509152° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 5979.76 ft 5990.76 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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