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Belle Fourche River near Alva Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.46 ft at 9:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.46 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.79 ft at 12:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 1:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 1:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 1:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:15PM Jan 15, 2021Highest Observation: 1.87 ft at 2:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.84 ft at 3:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 3:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.86 ft at 4:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.85 ft at 4:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 4:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.79 ft at 5:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 6:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 9:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 3:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 3:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 4:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.65 ft at 1:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 1:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 5:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.78 ft at 6:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 6:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 7:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 7:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 12:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 1:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 3:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 3:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 4:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 4:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 5:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 6:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 6:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 6:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 7:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 9:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 10:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 10:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 11:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 11:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.78 ft at 11:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 12:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.83 ft at 12:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.82 ft at 12:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.81 ft at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.8 ft at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.79 ft at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.78 ft at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.77 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 3:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 4:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.76 ft at 5:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 5:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.75 ft at 6:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 6:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.74 ft at 7:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.73 ft at 7:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 8:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.72 ft at 8:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 8:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 8:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 9:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 9:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 10:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 11:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 11:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 2:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 2:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 3:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.7 ft at 3:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 4:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 5:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.69 ft at 7:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:45AM Jan 18, 2021BFAW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:09AM Jan 18, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.68 ft at 7:45 AM MST 18-Jan-2021. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

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

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.54 ft on 05/23/2011
(2) 7.54 ft on 06/01/2013
(3) 6.89 ft on 06/06/2008
(4) 6.76 ft on 05/08/1995
(5) 4.95 ft on 06/09/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.58 ft on 07/29/2017
(2) 2.33 ft on 08/04/2016
(3) 4.14 ft on 06/06/2015
(4) 3.98 ft on 05/09/2014
(5) 7.54 ft on 06/01/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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8 Major Flood Stage. Widespread flooding of agricultural land and rural roads.
6 Moderate Flood Stage. Flooding of agricultural areas and some rural roads are possible. Areas along the river in Hulett may experience flooding.
5 Flood Stage. Minor flooding along the river. Possible minor flooding around Hulett. Little if any impact at the gage.
4 Action Stage. Minimal low land flooding along the river is possible.
3.5 River begins to leave lower banks. Water is still contained within the upper banks.
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Latitude: 44.789167° N, Longitude: 104.481389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 5 ft 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 3600 3605 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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