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Big Cottonwood Creek at Cottonwood Lane River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 12 cfs at 5:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 6:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 6:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 7:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 7:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 8:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 8:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 9:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 9:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 10:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 10:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 11:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 11:59AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 12:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 12:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 1:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 1:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 2:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 2:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 3:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 3:59PM Mar 02, 2024Highest Observation: 27 cfs at 4:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 4:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 21 cfs at 5:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 5:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 6:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 6:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 7:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8 cfs at 7:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 8:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 9 cfs at 8:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 9:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 9:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 10:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 10:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 21 cfs at 11:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 11:59PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 12:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 12:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 1:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 1:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 2:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 2:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 3:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 3:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 4:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 4:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 5:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 5:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 6:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 6:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 7:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 7:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 8:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 12 cfs at 8:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 9:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 9:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 10:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 10:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 19 cfs at 11:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 11:59AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 12:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 12:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 1:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 1:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 2:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 2:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 23 cfs at 3:00PM Mar 03, 2024Highest Observation: 27 cfs at 3:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 4:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 21 cfs at 4:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 5:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 5:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 6:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 6:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 7:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 7:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 16 cfs at 8:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 8:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 9:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 9:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 10:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 21 cfs at 10:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 16 cfs at 11:00PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 11:59PM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 12:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 12:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 1:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 1:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 2:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 2:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 3:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 3:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 4:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 4:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 5:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 5:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 6:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 6:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 7:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 7:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 8:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 8:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 9:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 9:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 10:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 19 cfs at 10:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 11:00AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 11:59AM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 12:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 12:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 1:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 22 cfs at 1:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 2:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 23 cfs at 2:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 3:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 20 cfs at 3:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 4:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 18 cfs at 4:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 5:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 5:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 6:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 17 cfs at 6:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 7:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 16 cfs at 7:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 8:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 8:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 9:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 9:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 10:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 16 cfs at 10:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 9 cfs at 11:00PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 11:59PM Mar 04, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 12:00AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 15 cfs at 12:59AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 10 cfs at 1:00AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 1:59AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 2:00AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 2:59AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 3:00AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 14 cfs at 3:59AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 11 cfs at 4:00AM Mar 05, 2024Observed: 13 cfs at 4:59AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 6:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 7:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 8:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 9:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 10:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 11:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 14 cfs 12:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 15 cfs 1:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 16 cfs 2:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 17 cfs 3:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 18 cfs 4:00PM Mar 05, 2024Highest Forecast: 19 cfs 5:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 18 cfs 6:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 17 cfs 7:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 15 cfs 8:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 14 cfs 9:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 10:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 11:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 12:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 1:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 2:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 3:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 4:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 5:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 6:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 7:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 8:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 9:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 10:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 11:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 12:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 1:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 2:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 3:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 4:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 5:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 6:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 7:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 8:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 9:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 10:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 11:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 12:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 1:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 2:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 3:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 4:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 5:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 6:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 7:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 8:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 9:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 14 cfs 10:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 14 cfs 11:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 12:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 1:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 2:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 13 cfs 3:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 4:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 5:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 6:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 12 cfs 7:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 8:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 9:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 10:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 11:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 12:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 1:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 2:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 3:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 4:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 5:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 6:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 7:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 8:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 9:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 10:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 11:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 12:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 1:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 2:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 3:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 4:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 5:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 6:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 7:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 8:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 9:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 10:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 11:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 12:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 11 cfs 1:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 2:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 3:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 4:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 5:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 6:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 7:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 8:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 9:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 10:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 11:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 12:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 1:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 2:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 3:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 4:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 5:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 6:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 7:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 8:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 9:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 10:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 11:00PM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 12:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 1:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 3:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 4:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 5:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 6:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 7:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 8:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 9:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 10:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 11:00AM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 12:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 1:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 2:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 3:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 4:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 5:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 6:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 7:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 8:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 9:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 10 cfs 10:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 11:00PM Mar 10, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 12:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 1:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 2:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 3:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 4:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 5:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 6:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 7:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 8:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 9:00AM Mar 11, 2024Forecast: 9 cfs 10:00AM Mar 11, 2024Salt Lake County Flood ControlBIGU1(plotting QRIRR) Graph Created (5:07AM Mar 5, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 8:00AM Mar 4)Latest observed value: 13 cfs at 4:59 AM MST 5-Mar-2024. Flood Flow is 0.8 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Big Cottonwood Creek at Cottonwood Lane are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 1.005
Moderate Flood Flow: 0.944
Flood Flow: 0.796
Action Flow: 0.7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 770 cfs on 05/29/2005
(2) 700 cfs on 05/11/1984 (P)
(3) 700 cfs on 06/01/1983
(4) 593 cfs on 06/27/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 770 cfs on 05/29/2005
(2) 469 cfs on 05/29/2003
(3) 458 cfs on 05/16/2001
(4) 366 cfs on 05/26/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0 cfs on 01/01/1977
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1005 areas along Big Cottonwood Creek from the east side of the valley to the Jordan River may experience record flooding and major damage to structures located near the stream.
944 areas along Big Cottonwood Creek from the east side of the valley to the Jordan River can expect large scale flood damage. Especially susceptible will be those areas on low lying banks and structures built close to the creek.
796 minor flooding can be expected from the east end of the valley near Big Cottonwood Creek to the Jordan River. Flooding will impact those living near the stream in low banked areas as well as structures built close to the river channel.
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Latitude: 40.656389° N, Longitude: 111.823889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS flow Not Available Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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 4400 ft 4404.5 ft  
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