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Little Cottonwood Creek at Jordan River River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Forecast: 166 cfs 8:00AM May 27, 2020Forecast: 165 cfs 9:00AM May 27, 2020Forecast: 164 cfs 10:00AM May 27, 2020Forecast: 163 cfs 11:00AM May 27, 2020Forecast: 163 cfs 12:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 162 cfs 1:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 161 cfs 2:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 161 cfs 3:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 170 cfs 4:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 180 cfs 5:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 189 cfs 6:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 199 cfs 7:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 208 cfs 8:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 218 cfs 9:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 221 cfs 10:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 223 cfs 11:00PM May 27, 2020Forecast: 226 cfs 12:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 229 cfs 1:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 232 cfs 2:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 234 cfs 3:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 227 cfs 4:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 221 cfs 5:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 214 cfs 6:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 207 cfs 7:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 200 cfs 8:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 193 cfs 9:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 191 cfs 10:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 188 cfs 11:00AM May 28, 2020Forecast: 186 cfs 12:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 184 cfs 1:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 182 cfs 2:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 180 cfs 3:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 190 cfs 4:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 200 cfs 5:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 210 cfs 6:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 220 cfs 7:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 230 cfs 8:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 239 cfs 9:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 243 cfs 10:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 246 cfs 11:00PM May 28, 2020Forecast: 249 cfs 12:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 252 cfs 1:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 255 cfs 2:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 258 cfs 3:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 252 cfs 4:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 246 cfs 5:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 241 cfs 6:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 235 cfs 7:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 229 cfs 8:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 223 cfs 9:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 223 cfs 10:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 224 cfs 11:00AM May 29, 2020Forecast: 224 cfs 12:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 224 cfs 1:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 224 cfs 2:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 224 cfs 3:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 236 cfs 4:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 248 cfs 5:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 6:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 272 cfs 7:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 284 cfs 8:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 295 cfs 9:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 296 cfs 10:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 297 cfs 11:00PM May 29, 2020Forecast: 298 cfs 12:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 299 cfs 1:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 300 cfs 2:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 3:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 295 cfs 4:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 288 cfs 5:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 281 cfs 6:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 274 cfs 7:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 267 cfs 8:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 9:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 10:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 11:00AM May 30, 2020Forecast: 259 cfs 12:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 259 cfs 1:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 259 cfs 2:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 259 cfs 3:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 268 cfs 4:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 277 cfs 5:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 286 cfs 6:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 295 cfs 7:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 304 cfs 8:00PM May 30, 2020Highest Forecast: 313 cfs 9:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 312 cfs 10:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 311 cfs 11:00PM May 30, 2020Forecast: 310 cfs 12:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 309 cfs 1:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 308 cfs 2:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 307 cfs 3:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 300 cfs 4:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 293 cfs 5:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 286 cfs 6:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 279 cfs 7:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 271 cfs 8:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 264 cfs 9:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 263 cfs 10:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 262 cfs 11:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 261 cfs 12:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 1:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 258 cfs 2:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 257 cfs 3:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 265 cfs 4:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 272 cfs 5:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 280 cfs 6:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 287 cfs 7:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 295 cfs 8:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 302 cfs 9:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 301 cfs 10:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 300 cfs 11:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 298 cfs 12:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 297 cfs 1:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 295 cfs 2:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 294 cfs 3:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 287 cfs 4:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 280 cfs 5:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 274 cfs 6:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 267 cfs 7:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 260 cfs 8:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 254 cfs 9:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 252 cfs 10:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 251 cfs 11:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 249 cfs 12:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 248 cfs 1:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 246 cfs 2:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 245 cfs 3:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 252 cfs 4:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 258 cfs 5:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 265 cfs 6:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 272 cfs 7:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 279 cfs 8:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 286 cfs 9:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 285 cfs 10:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 283 cfs 11:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 282 cfs 12:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 281 cfs 1:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 280 cfs 2:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 279 cfs 3:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 273 cfs 4:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 267 cfs 5:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 261 cfs 6:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 255 cfs 7:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 249 cfs 8:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 243 cfs 9:00AM Jun 02, 2020Forecast: 240 cfs 10:00AM Jun 02, 2020LCJU1(plotting QRIRG) Graph Created (7:36AM May 27, 2020)Forecast (issued 8:00AM May 26)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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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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