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Big Cottonwood Creek at Cottonwood Lane Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Salt Lake County Flood ControlBIGU1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (5:06AM Jul 21, 2019)Flood Stage is 4.5 ft
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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 feet)
Major Flood Stage: 4.9
Moderate Flood Stage: 4.7
Flood Stage: 4.5
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 4.34 ft on 05/29/2005
(2) 4.30 ft on 05/11/1984 (P)
(3) 4.30 ft on 06/01/1983
(4) 3.80 ft on 06/27/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.34 ft on 05/29/2005
(2) 3.10 ft on 05/29/2003
(3) 3.10 ft on 05/16/2001
(4) 2.70 ft on 05/26/2000
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1977
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900 At 900 cfs, 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.
850 At 850 cfs, 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.
800 At 800 cfs, 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

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 4.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 4400 ft 4404.5 ft  
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