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Little Cottonwood Creek at Jordan River River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00AM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00AM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00AM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 9 cfs 1:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 9 cfs 2:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 11 cfs 3:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 12 cfs 4:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 13 cfs 5:00PM Jul 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 14 cfs 6:00PM Jul 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 14 cfs 7:00PM Jul 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 14 cfs 8:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 13 cfs 9:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 11 cfs 10:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 10 cfs 11:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 9 cfs 12:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 9 cfs 1:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 10:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 11:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 12:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 1:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 2:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 3:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 4:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 5:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 6:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 7:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 8:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 8 cfs 9:00AM Jul 26, 2018LCJU1(plotting QRIRG) Graph Created (8:21AM Jul 22, 2018)Forecast (issued 9:00AM Jul 21)Flood Flow is 0.8 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on unobstructed flow

NOTE: Forecasts for the Little Cottonwood Creek at Jordan River are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 1
Moderate Flood Flow: 0.9
Flood Flow: 0.8
Action Flow: 0.7
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 5.29 ft on 05/30/2005
(2) 5.10 ft on 06/05/2008
(3) 5.00 ft on 06/09/2006
(4) 4.90 ft on 06/20/2009
(5) 4.60 ft on 07/26/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 0.00 ft on 06/07/2010
(2) 4.90 ft on 06/20/2009
(3) 5.10 ft on 06/05/2008
(4) 4.60 ft on 07/26/2006
(5) 5.00 ft on 06/09/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 12/16/2002
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1000 At 1000 cfs, major flooding will occur throughout the town of murray to structures adjacen the the creek. These areas include murray park, buildings near the willows condos, state street in the northbound lanes, and wheeler farm. Many structures will initially receive major bank erosion, leading to severe structural damage depending on the length of the flood. Flooding is also anticipated in little cottonwood canyon, including footbridges, campgrounds, and trails in the canyon.
900 At 900 cfs, moderate flooding is forecasted to affect murray park and structures abutting the park. This also includes flooding of state st. At the park with ponding of water in the northbound lane. Many structures adjacent to the creek through the town of murray will initially experience severe bank erosion, and in some cases lead to major structural damage due to undercutting of foundations.
800 At 800 cfs, minor flooding will begin at murray park and state st. At the park. Ponding of water will affect traffic in the northbound lanes in this area. Additionally, bank erosion will begin and depending on the length of the flood, may lead to major structural damage due to bank undercutting. Areas up and downstream of murray park will experience flooded roads and parking lots.
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Latitude: 40.663889° N, Longitude: 111.901111° 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
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