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City Creek near Salt Lake City Stage (ft)Salt Lake County Flood ControlCCSU1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (7:07AM Feb 8, 2023)Flood Flow is 0.1 kcfs
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NOTE: Forecasts for the City Creek near Salt Lake City are issued routinely year-round.
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Historic Crests
(1) 322 cfs on 06/01/1983
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Recent Crests
(1) 43 cfs on 05/11/2004
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Low Water Records
(1) 9 cfs on 10/09/1933
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4.8 At 4.8 ft (330 CFS), major flooding will occur along North Temple near 2nd West and areas west. Additionally, 2nd South will receive major flooding in the form of ponding throughout the area.
3.8 At 3.8 ft (145 CFS), moderate flooding will occur to areas near North Temple and 3rd and 4th West. Upwelling water will pond in these areas and move into regions near 2nd South.
3.5 At 3.5 ft (103 CFS), minor flooding will occur to areas near North Temple and 4th West. Water will upwell from underground culverts along this area through manhole covers.
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Latitude: 40.792500° N, Longitude: 111.876389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 4545 ft 4548.5 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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