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Belle Fourche River near Alva Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2021Highest Observation: 1.54 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.53 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:15AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45AM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 5:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2021Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2021BFAW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:23AM Oct 22, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.5 ft at 12:45 AM MDT 22-Oct-2021. Flood Stage is 5 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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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