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Arkansas River near Wellsville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 3.39 ft at 6:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 7:00PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:15PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 7:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 7:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 8:00PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 8:15PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 8:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 8:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 9:00PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 9:15PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:00PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:15PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:00PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:15PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:30PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:45PM Oct 02, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 1:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 2:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 3:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 3:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 3:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 3:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 8:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 9:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 9:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 9:30AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 9:45AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 10:00AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 10:15AM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 10:30AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 10:45AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 11:00AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 11:15AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 11:30AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 11:45AM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 12:00PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 12:15PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 12:30PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 12:45PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 1:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:15PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 1:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 1:45PM Oct 03, 2022Highest Observation: 3.47 ft at 2:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 2:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.46 ft at 3:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 3:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 4:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.45 ft at 4:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 4:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.44 ft at 5:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 5:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 8:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 8:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 9:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 9:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 9:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 9:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 10:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:00PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:15PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:30PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:45PM Oct 03, 2022Observed: 3.42 ft at 12:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 1:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 2:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 3:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 6:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 7:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 7:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 7:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 8:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 8:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 9:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 10:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:00AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:15AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:30AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 11:45AM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.41 ft at 12:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 12:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 1:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 2:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 2:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 3:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 4:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 5:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 5:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 6:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 6:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 6:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 7:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 7:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 9:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:00PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:15PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:30PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 11:45PM Oct 04, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 12:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 12:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 12:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 12:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 1:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 2:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 3:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 4:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 4:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 4:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 6:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 7:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 8:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 8:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 9:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 10:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 10:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 11:00AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:15AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:30AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:45AM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.39 ft at 12:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 12:15PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 12:30PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 12:45PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:15PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:30PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 1:45PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 2:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.38 ft at 2:15PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:30PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 2:45PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:15PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:30PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.37 ft at 3:45PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:15PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.35 ft at 4:30PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:45PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.36 ft at 5:00PM Oct 05, 2022Observed: 3.35 ft at 5:15PM Oct 05, 2022Colorado Division of Water ResourcesWSVC2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:19PM Oct 5, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.35 ft at 5:15 PM MDT 5-Oct-2022. Flood Stage is 9 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 Arkansas River near Wellsville 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: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.40 ft on 06/23/1995
(2) 8.15 ft on 06/20/2015 (P)
(3) 8.12 ft on 06/10/1985
(4) 8.02 ft on 06/12/1980
(5) 7.81 ft on 06/15/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.81 ft on 06/15/2019
(2) 7.47 ft on 06/20/2017
(3) 8.15 ft on 06/20/2015 (P)
(4) 7.20 ft on 06/06/2014
(5) 7.23 ft on 06/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 01/12/1963

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16 Flood waters begin to inundate Rincon Recreation Site between Swissvale and Howard just east of mile marker 232.
14.5 Flood waters reach the base of the bridge in Cotopaxi.
13 Flood waters reach the base of the bridge in Howard and threaten Pleasant Valley RV Park near the bridge.
11 Serious inundation of low lying areas along US Highway 50 occurs.
10.5 Flood waters rise into low lying areas along US Highway 50.
10 Flood waters rise into Four Seasons RV Park in southeast Salida.
9 Flood waters begin to inundate Valley Bridge Recreation Site between Howard and Coaldale near mile marker 246. Minor agricultural flooding occurs.
8.5 Rising waters begin to threaten Banderas Bunkhouse Motel and RV sites in Howard. Minor overbank flow into low lying areas along the river begins.
7 The river is bankfull in spots.
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Latitude: 38.502775° N, Longitude: 105.939733° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 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 6883.4 ft 6892.4 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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