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Web Portal Changes: The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) hosted at will be replaced by the National Water Prediction Service (NWPS), with a target of March 2024. Existing AHPS content and features will be preserved and expanded within NWPS.

Experimental National Water Center Products: The National Hydrologic Discussion, Area Hydrologic Discussion, and Flood Hazard Outlook, and real-time geospatial services depicting River Forecast Center and National Water Model forecasts, continue to be accessible via, as described in the StoryMap here.

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Red Butte Creek above 16th East Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)RBRU1(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:37AM Sep 25, 2023)Flood Flow is 0.1 kcfs
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Red Butte Creek above 16th East are issued routinely year-round.
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Historic Crests
(1) 63 cfs on 05/04/2006

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 63 cfs on 05/04/2006

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0 cfs on 08/02/2004
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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2.7 At 2.7 ft (446 CFS), major flooding will occur along 13th East as water will upwell out of the underground culvert and flood the city streets along 13th East.
1.8 At 1.8 ft (162 CFS), additional flooding will occur near the intersection of 9th South and 9th East.
1.5 At 1.5 ft, minor flooding will occur to the area near 9th South and 9th East. Water will upwell out of the underground culvert.
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Latitude: 40.780000° N, Longitude: 111.804167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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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 0 ft 0 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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