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Belle Fourche River near Belle Fourche Reservoir Pool (ft)Observed: 2965.68 ft at 12:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 12:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 1:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 1:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 2:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 2:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.69 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 3:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 3:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 4:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 4:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 5:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 5:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 6:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 6:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.7 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 7:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 7:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 8:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 8:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 9:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 9:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 10:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.71 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 10:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 11:15AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 11:45AM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 12:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 12:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 1:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 1:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 2:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 2:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 3:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.72 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 3:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 4:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 4:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 5:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 5:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 6:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 6:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.73 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 7:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 7:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 8:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 8:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 9:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 9:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 10:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 10:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.74 ft at 11:15PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 11:45PM Oct 23, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 12:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 12:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 1:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 1:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 2:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.75 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 2:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 3:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 3:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 4:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 4:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 5:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.76 ft at 5:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 6:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 6:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 6:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 7:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 7:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.77 ft at 8:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 8:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 9:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 9:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 9:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 10:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 10:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.78 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 11:15AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 11:45AM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 12:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 12:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 12:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.79 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 1:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 1:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 1:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 2:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 2:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 2:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.8 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 3:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 3:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 3:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 4:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.81 ft at 4:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 4:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 5:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 5:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 5:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 6:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 6:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 6:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.82 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 7:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 7:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 7:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.83 ft at 8:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 8:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 8:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 9:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 9:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.84 ft at 9:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 10:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 10:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 10:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 11:15PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 11:30PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 11:45PM Oct 24, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.85 ft at 12:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 12:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 12:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 1:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 1:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 1:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 2:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 2:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 2:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 3:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 3:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 3:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 3:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 4:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 4:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.88 ft at 4:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.87 ft at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 5:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 5:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.86 ft at 5:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.88 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.88 ft at 6:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.88 ft at 6:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 6:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 7:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.88 ft at 7:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 7:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 8:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 8:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 8:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 9:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 9:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 9:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 10:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 10:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 10:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 11:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 11:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 11:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 11:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.89 ft at 12:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 12:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 12:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 12:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 1:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 1:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 1:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 1:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 2:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 2:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 2:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 2:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 3:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 3:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 3:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 3:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.9 ft at 4:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 4:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 4:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 4:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 5:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.91 ft at 5:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 5:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 5:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 6:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 6:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 6:30PM Oct 25, 2020Highest Observation: 2965.95 ft at 6:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.94 ft at 7:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.94 ft at 7:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.94 ft at 7:30PM Oct 25, 2020Highest Observation: 2965.95 ft at 7:45PM Oct 25, 2020Highest Observation: 2965.95 ft at 8:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 8:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 8:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 8:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 9:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 9:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 9:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 9:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 10:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.92 ft at 10:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 10:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 10:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 11:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 2965.93 ft at 11:15PM Oct 25, 2020Bureau of ReclamationBEFS2(plotting HPIRG) Graph Created (12:08AM Oct 26, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 2965.93 ft at 11:15 PM MDT 25-Oct-2020.
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past and future precipitation. The stages/flows that will occur may be different if future rainfall is different than forecast.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Belle Fourche River near Belle Fourche Reservoir. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 2975
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 2,975.92 ft on 06/07/2008
(2) 2,975.80 ft on 05/12/1978
(3) 2,975.69 ft on 05/26/2011
(4) 2,975.58 ft on 05/30/1996
(5) 2,975.31 ft on 04/17/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2,974.65 ft on 05/24/2019
(2) 2,974.87 ft on 05/30/2018
(3) 2,972.26 ft on 05/07/2017
(4) 2,974.33 ft on 05/09/2016
(5) 2,974.43 ft on 06/23/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2,934.72 ft on 09/15/1992
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2990 Dam crest.
2984.4 Maximum surface or top of surcharge elevation.
2975 Top of active conservation pool.
2927 Top of dead pool elevation.
2893 Streambed elevation.
Photos
(1) Belle Fourche Reservoir
(2) Belle Fourche Reservoir
(3) Looking at Orman Dam (Winter)
(4) South Canal below Orman Dam
(5) Emergency Spillway (Summer)
(6) Emergency Spillway (Winter)
(7) Belle Fourche River Diversion Dam (Summer)
(8) Belle Fourche River Diversion Dam (Winter)
(9) Diversion Dam (Winter)
(10) Diversion gates for Crow Creek on the Inlet Canal
(11) Crow Creek Check on the Inlet Canal
(12) Inlet Canal downstream from the Crow Creek Check
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Latitude: 44.736667° N, Longitude: 103.674167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2920 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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