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Wind River near Kinnear Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesKINW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:34PM Mar 1, 2021)Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Wind River near Kinnear are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - below Below Diversion Dam at Highway 26 Bridge Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Riverton
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.92 ft on 07/01/2011
(2) 9.73 ft on 06/08/2017
(3) 9.44 ft on 06/19/2018
(4) 8.97 ft on 06/10/1997
(5) 8.95 ft on 06/11/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.42 ft on 06/15/2019
(2) 9.44 ft on 06/19/2018
(3) 8.91 ft on 06/01/2018
(4) 9.73 ft on 06/08/2017
(5) 8.06 ft on 06/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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9.92 Record stage and flow---16,600 cfs (7/1/2011).
9 Flood stage. Agricultural flooding along both banks becomes more widespread and intensifies. Water begins to encroach the north end of Highway 132.
8 Bankfull stage. Minor agricultural flooding along right bank. Water begins to move towards low areas north of Highway 132.
(1) Looking Upstream---High Flow (near 11,000 cfs)---June 2011
(2) Looking Downstream---High Flow (near 11,000 cfs)---June 2011
(3) Looking Upstream---Moderate Flow
(4) Looking Downstream---Moderate Flow
(5) Looking Upstream---Low Flow
(6) Looking Downstream---Low Flow
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Latitude: 43.142778° N, Longitude: 108.708889° 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)
(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 5280 ft 5289 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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