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Clear Creek at Buffalo Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)BCCW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:19PM Feb 24, 2024)Flood Stage is 6 ft
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Clear Creek at Buffalo are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - near Buffalo Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Arvada (Closed Gauge)
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.10 ft on 06/08/1997
(2) 6.42 ft on 06/13/2017
(3) 6.29 ft on 05/22/2008
(4) 6.12 ft on 06/08/2010
(5) 5.76 ft on 06/04/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.37 ft on 06/08/2019
(2) 5.36 ft on 05/28/2019
(3) 5.41 ft on 05/28/2018
(4) 6.42 ft on 06/13/2017
(5) 5.49 ft on 06/09/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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7.5 New Dawn Mobile Home Park will be inundated with water. Access roads to City Park will be under water and impassable. Standing water over sidewalks near town bridge.
7.1 Record stage and flow---2,475 cfs (6/8/1997).
7 Standing water across New Dawn Mobile Home Park. Deep standing water throughout City Park. Access roads to City Park will begin to be impassable over low lying areas.
6.5 Water flowing over the top of concrete barrier and entering New Dawn Mobile Home Park. Standing water in City Park.
6 Flood stage. Water near the top of the concrete barrier at New Dawn Mobile Home Park. Water begins to flow into City Park with only minor flooding.
5 Bankfull stage. Concrete barrier at New Dawn Mobile Home Park is halfway covered with water.
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 1,400 cfs)---May 2008
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 1,400 cfs)---May 2008
(3) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Low Flow
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Latitude: 44.343440° N, Longitude: 106.705800° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 4620.25 ft 4626.25 ft  
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