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Big Cottonwood Creek near Salt Lake City River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 92 cfs at 10:59AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 93 cfs at 11:59AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 93 cfs at 12:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 93 cfs at 1:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 2:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 3:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 4:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 5:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 6:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 7:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 8:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 9:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 10:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 10:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 11:59PM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 94 cfs at 12:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 95 cfs at 1:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 95 cfs at 2:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 95 cfs at 3:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 95 cfs at 4:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 96 cfs at 5:59AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 110 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 105 cfs at 6:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 107 cfs at 7:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 108 cfs at 8:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 108 cfs at 9:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 10:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 11:59AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 12:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 1:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 2:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 3:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 4:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 5:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 6:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 7:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 8:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 9:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 10:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 11:59PM Apr 15, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 12:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 1:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 2:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 3:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 109 cfs at 4:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2024Observed: 110 cfs at 5:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 6:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 7:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 8:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 9:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 10:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 11:59AM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 12:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 1:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 2:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 3:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 4:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 5:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 6:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 7:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 8:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 9:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 10:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 11:59PM Apr 16, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 12:59AM Apr 17, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 1:59AM Apr 17, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 2:59AM Apr 17, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 3:59AM Apr 17, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 4:59AM Apr 17, 2024Highest Observation: 115 cfs at 5:59AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 99 cfs 11:00AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 98 cfs 12:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 99 cfs 1:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 100 cfs 2:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 102 cfs 3:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 103 cfs 4:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 104 cfs 5:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 105 cfs 6:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 108 cfs 7:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 110 cfs 8:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 9:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 115 cfs 10:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 117 cfs 11:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 120 cfs 12:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 118 cfs 1:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 116 cfs 2:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 114 cfs 3:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 112 cfs 4:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 110 cfs 5:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 108 cfs 6:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 106 cfs 7:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 104 cfs 8:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 101 cfs 9:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 99 cfs 10:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 97 cfs 11:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 95 cfs 12:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 95 cfs 1:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 95 cfs 2:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 96 cfs 3:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 96 cfs 4:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 96 cfs 5:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 97 cfs 6:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 99 cfs 7:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 102 cfs 8:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 105 cfs 9:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 107 cfs 10:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 110 cfs 11:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 12:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 1:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 2:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 3:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 4:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 5:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 113 cfs 6:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 112 cfs 7:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 110 cfs 8:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 109 cfs 9:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 108 cfs 10:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 106 cfs 11:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 105 cfs 12:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 108 cfs 1:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 111 cfs 2:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 115 cfs 3:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 118 cfs 4:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 121 cfs 5:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 124 cfs 6:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 129 cfs 7:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 133 cfs 8:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 137 cfs 9:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 141 cfs 10:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 146 cfs 11:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 150 cfs 12:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 149 cfs 1:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 148 cfs 2:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 147 cfs 3:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 146 cfs 4:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 145 cfs 5:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 144 cfs 6:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 142 cfs 7:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 139 cfs 8:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 136 cfs 9:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 134 cfs 10:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 131 cfs 11:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 128 cfs 12:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 131 cfs 1:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 134 cfs 2:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 137 cfs 3:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 140 cfs 4:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 143 cfs 5:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 146 cfs 6:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 151 cfs 7:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 157 cfs 8:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 162 cfs 9:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 167 cfs 10:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 172 cfs 11:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 177 cfs 12:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 177 cfs 1:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 176 cfs 2:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 176 cfs 3:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 175 cfs 4:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 175 cfs 5:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 174 cfs 6:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 171 cfs 7:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 168 cfs 8:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 164 cfs 9:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 161 cfs 10:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 158 cfs 11:00AM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 155 cfs 12:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 160 cfs 1:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 165 cfs 2:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 170 cfs 3:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 175 cfs 4:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 181 cfs 5:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 186 cfs 6:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 191 cfs 7:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 196 cfs 8:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 200 cfs 9:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 205 cfs 10:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 210 cfs 11:00PM Apr 21, 2024Forecast: 215 cfs 12:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 212 cfs 1:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 209 cfs 2:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 207 cfs 3:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 204 cfs 4:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 201 cfs 5:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 199 cfs 6:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 193 cfs 7:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 188 cfs 8:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 182 cfs 9:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 177 cfs 10:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 171 cfs 11:00AM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 166 cfs 12:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 171 cfs 1:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 176 cfs 2:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 182 cfs 3:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 187 cfs 4:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 193 cfs 5:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 198 cfs 6:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 204 cfs 7:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 210 cfs 8:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 216 cfs 9:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 222 cfs 10:00PM Apr 22, 2024Forecast: 228 cfs 11:00PM Apr 22, 2024Highest Forecast: 233 cfs 12:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 231 cfs 1:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 229 cfs 2:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 227 cfs 3:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 225 cfs 4:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 223 cfs 5:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 221 cfs 6:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 218 cfs 7:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 215 cfs 8:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 212 cfs 9:00AM Apr 23, 2024Forecast: 210 cfs 10:00AM Apr 23, 2024BCTU1(plotting QRIRR) Graph Created (10:22AM Apr 17, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 9:00AM Apr 16)Latest observed value: 115 cfs at 5:59 AM MDT 17-Apr-2024. Flood Flow is 0.8 kcfs
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Big Cottonwood Creek near Salt Lake City are issued routinely year-round.

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893 major flooding will occur all along Big Cottonwood Creek from the outlet of Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Jordan River. At these high flows, areas susceptible to bank erosion pose the highest risk of flood damage, and depending on the length of the flooding, damage will be variable.
861 moderate flooding will occur in Murray Park and downstream areas of Big Cottonwood Creek. Many low lying residential areas along the river will receive flood damage.
798 minor flooding will occur to areas adjacent to Big Cottonwood Creek. The main areas affected will be those most susceptible to bank erosion at higher flows, and those located close to the creek. The flooding will threaten those areas from the outlet of Big Cottonwood Creek to the Jordan River.
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Latitude: 40.618611° N, Longitude: 111.781111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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