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Little Cottonwood Creek at Jordan River River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Forecast: 111 cfs 10:00AM May 20, 2018Forecast: 109 cfs 11:00AM May 20, 2018Forecast: 106 cfs 12:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 105 cfs 1:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 103 cfs 2:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 103 cfs 3:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 110 cfs 4:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 116 cfs 5:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 123 cfs 6:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 128 cfs 7:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 133 cfs 8:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 136 cfs 9:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 138 cfs 10:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 140 cfs 11:00PM May 20, 2018Forecast: 142 cfs 12:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 143 cfs 1:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 145 cfs 2:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 146 cfs 3:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 144 cfs 4:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 141 cfs 5:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 138 cfs 6:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 136 cfs 7:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 135 cfs 8:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 133 cfs 9:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 131 cfs 10:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 128 cfs 11:00AM May 21, 2018Forecast: 126 cfs 12:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 124 cfs 1:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 122 cfs 2:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 120 cfs 3:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 127 cfs 4:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 135 cfs 5:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 142 cfs 6:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 148 cfs 7:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 154 cfs 8:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 159 cfs 9:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 162 cfs 10:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 165 cfs 11:00PM May 21, 2018Forecast: 168 cfs 12:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 172 cfs 1:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 175 cfs 2:00AM May 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 179 cfs 3:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 174 cfs 4:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 168 cfs 5:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 163 cfs 6:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 158 cfs 7:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 153 cfs 8:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 149 cfs 9:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 147 cfs 10:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 146 cfs 11:00AM May 22, 2018Forecast: 144 cfs 12:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 142 cfs 1:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 139 cfs 2:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 136 cfs 3:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 139 cfs 4:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 143 cfs 5:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 146 cfs 6:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 149 cfs 7:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 152 cfs 8:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 156 cfs 9:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 157 cfs 10:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 159 cfs 11:00PM May 22, 2018Forecast: 161 cfs 12:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 163 cfs 1:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 164 cfs 2:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 166 cfs 3:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 162 cfs 4:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 158 cfs 5:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 154 cfs 6:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 150 cfs 7:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 147 cfs 8:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 144 cfs 9:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 142 cfs 10:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 141 cfs 11:00AM May 23, 2018Forecast: 140 cfs 12:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 138 cfs 1:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 135 cfs 2:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 133 cfs 3:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 137 cfs 4:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 142 cfs 5:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 147 cfs 6:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 151 cfs 7:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 156 cfs 8:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 160 cfs 9:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 161 cfs 10:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 162 cfs 11:00PM May 23, 2018Forecast: 163 cfs 12:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 164 cfs 1:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 166 cfs 2:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 167 cfs 3:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 163 cfs 4:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 158 cfs 5:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 154 cfs 6:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 149 cfs 7:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 145 cfs 8:00AM May 24, 2018Forecast: 140 cfs 9:00AM May 24, 2018LCJU1(plotting QRIRG) Graph Created (9:36AM May 20, 2018)Forecast (issued 9:00AM May 19)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
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 Not Available Not Available  

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