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Little Cottonwood Creek at Crestwood Park Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Salt Lake County Flood ControlLCWU1(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (1:51PM Feb 3, 2023)Flood Flow is 0.8 kcfs
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Little Cottonwood Creek at Crestwood Park. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 1.015
Moderate Flood Flow: 0.9
Flood Flow: 0.8
Action Flow: 0.695
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,260 cfs on 09/26/1982
(2) 800 cfs on 08/19/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 730 cfs on 05/30/2005
(2) 456 cfs on 05/31/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0 cfs on 04/06/1987
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3.8 At 3.8 ft (1015 CFS), flooding of Little Cottonwood Creek at Crestwood Park is expected to cause major damage to structures abutting the creek, including areas near Murray Park. Additionally, State St. can expect flooding and standing water in the northbound lanes. Areas near Wheeler Farm and structures lining the banks can expect major flood damage, and depending on the length of the flood, major property damage is expected to follow.
3.6 At 3.6 ft (900 CFS), flooding of Little Cottonwood Creek at Crestwood Park will result in moderate damage to structures lining the banks. This includes areas near Murray Park, and State St. in the northbound lanes. Structures adjacent to the creek in the town of Murray will most likely experience severe bank erosion, and depending on the length of the flood, will probably experience major property damage.
3.4 At 3.4 ft (800 CFS), flooding of Little Cottonwood Creek at Crestwood Park is expected to produce minor flooding to structures adjacent to Murray Park. Additionally State St. in the northbound lanes will receive water and ponding, impeding traffic. Major bank erosion along the stream will occur in many locations throughout the town of Murray, and in some locations lead to structural damage depending on the length of the flood.
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Latitude: 40.614444° N, Longitude: 111.843056° 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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(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 4520.3 ft 4523.7 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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