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Purgatoire River at Trinidad Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:00PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:15PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:30PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:45PM Aug 04, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:47AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:02AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:17AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:00AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:15AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:30AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:45AM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:45PM Aug 05, 2020Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 3:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 8:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:01PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:16PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:31PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:00PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:15PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:30PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:45PM Aug 05, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:00AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:15AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 5:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.64 ft at 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ft at 11:30AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:45AM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.59 ft at 12:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 2:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:00PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 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2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:15PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:45PM Aug 06, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 1:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 7:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 8:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:01AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:16AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:31AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 9:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 10:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:00AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.56 ft at 11:15AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:30AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:45AM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.47 ft at 1:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:15PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00PM Aug 07, 2020Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:15PM Aug 07, 2020Colorado Division of Water ResourcesPTRC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:34PM Aug 7, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.44 ft at 5:15 PM MDT 7-Aug-2020. 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) 5.03 ft on 08/02/1999
(2) 4.68 ft on 08/12/2004
(3) 4.60 ft on 07/05/2015 (P)
(4) 4.48 ft on 07/26/2005
(5) 4.15 ft on 09/17/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.60 ft on 07/05/2015 (P)
(2) 4.15 ft on 09/17/2014
(3) 3.91 ft on 07/16/2013
(4) 3.87 ft on 10/11/2009
(5) 3.88 ft on 09/03/2008
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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: 37.172500° N, Longitude: 104.507500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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 5992.09 ft 6003.09 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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