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Purgatoire River at Trinidad Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 0.53 ft at 4:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 5:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.54 ft at 5:15PM Jan 14, 2022Highest Observation: 0.55 ft at 5:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 5:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 6:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 6:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 6:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 6:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 7:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 7:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 7:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 7:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 8:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 8:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 8:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 8:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 10:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 10:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 10:17PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 10:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 10:32PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 10:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 10:47PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 11:00PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 11:15PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 11:30PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 11:45PM Jan 14, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 1:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 4:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 6:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 6:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 6:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.38 ft at 7:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 7:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 7:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 7:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 8:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 8:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 8:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 8:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 9:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 9:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.37 ft at 9:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 10:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 10:16AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 10:31AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 10:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 10:46AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 11:15AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 11:30AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 11:45AM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 1:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 1:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 1:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 2:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 2:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 2:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 3:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 3:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 4:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 7:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 7:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 8:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 9:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 9:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 9:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:16PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 10:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 10:31PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:46PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 11:15PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 11:30PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 11:45PM Jan 15, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 12:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 12:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 12:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 12:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 2:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 2:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 3:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 3:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.38 ft at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 5:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 5:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 6:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 6:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 7:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 7:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 8:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.35 ft at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 9:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 9:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:16AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:31AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 10:46AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 11:15AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 11:45AM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 3:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 4:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 4:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 5:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 6:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 7:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 8:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 9:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 9:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 9:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:16PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:31PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 10:46PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 11:00PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 11:15PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 11:30PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 11:45PM Jan 16, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 12:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 12:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 12:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 1:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 2:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 3:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 3:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 3:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 3:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.46 ft at 4:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 4:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 5:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.45 ft at 5:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 5:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 5:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 6:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 6:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 6:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.43 ft at 7:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 7:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 7:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.42 ft at 7:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.41 ft at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.4 ft at 8:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 8:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.38 ft at 8:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.37 ft at 9:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.39 ft at 9:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.44 ft at 9:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 9:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 10:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 10:17AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 10:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.53 ft at 10:32AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 10:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 10:47AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.52 ft at 11:00AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.51 ft at 11:15AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 11:30AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.5 ft at 11:45AM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.49 ft at 12:15PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:30PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 12:45PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.48 ft at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 3:00PM Jan 17, 2022Observed: 0.47 ft at 3:15PM Jan 17, 2022Colorado Division of Water ResourcesPTRC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:34PM Jan 17, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.47 ft at 3:15 PM MST 17-Jan-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) 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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