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Bear Butte Creek at Boulder Canyon Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.68 ft at 7:45AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:15AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:30AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 8:45AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 9:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 9:15AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:30AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 9:45AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:15AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:30AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:45AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:00AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:15AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 11:30AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 11:45AM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 12:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.71 ft at 12:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 12:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.71 ft at 1:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 1:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 1:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 2:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 2:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 4:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 5:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 6:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 9:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:15PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:30PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45PM Dec 02, 2023Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.41 ft at 12:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 1:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.47 ft at 3:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 4:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 4:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 4:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 4:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 6:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 7:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 10:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:00AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:15AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:30AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:45AM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 12:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 1:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 1:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 2:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 2:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 3:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 10:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 10:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:00PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 11:15PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 11:30PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.51 ft at 11:45PM Dec 03, 2023Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 2:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 3:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 5:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 6:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 7:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 7:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.68 ft at 8:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 8:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.7 ft at 8:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 9:00AM Dec 04, 2023Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 9:15AM Dec 04, 2023Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 9:30AM Dec 04, 2023Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 9:45AM Dec 04, 2023Highest Observation: 1.73 ft at 10:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.72 ft at 10:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.71 ft at 10:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.69 ft at 10:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.67 ft at 11:00AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.65 ft at 11:15AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:30AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 11:45AM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 12:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 1:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 1:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 2:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 2:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 3:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 3:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 3:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.63 ft at 4:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 4:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 5:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 5:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 6:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 6:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 6:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 7:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 7:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.62 ft at 8:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 8:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:00PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:15PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 11:30PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:45PM Dec 04, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.56 ft at 12:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 12:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.52 ft at 1:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.51 ft at 1:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.48 ft at 3:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.56 ft at 5:45AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.58 ft at 6:00AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:15AM Dec 05, 2023Observed: 1.6 ft at 6:30AM Dec 05, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBNNS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:39AM Dec 5, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.6 ft at 6:30 AM MST 5-Dec-2023. Flood Stage is 8 ft
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NOTE: USGS operates this gage on a seasonal basis. No data are available during winter months.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Bear Butte Creek at Boulder Canyon. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.86 ft on 07/04/2019
(2) 6.08 ft on 06/06/2008
(3) 5.77 ft on 06/02/2007
(4) 5.72 ft on 06/18/1998
(5) 5.18 ft on 05/21/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.49 ft on 05/31/2022
(2) 3.64 ft on 07/05/2021
(3) 4.32 ft on 04/24/2020
(4) 7.86 ft on 07/04/2019
(5) 3.67 ft on 06/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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10 Major flood stage. Extensive flooding along Bear Butte Creek with inundation of structures and roads in Boulder Canyon and Sturgis.
8 Moderate flood stage. Some inundation of structures and roads along Bear Butte Creek in Boulder Canyon and Sturgis.
6.5 Flood stage. Flooding affects secondary roads near Sturgis. The low water crossing a quarter mile upstream from the gage floods and access to homes is cutoff.
5.7 Access roads off of Boulder Canyon Road can become impassable.
5.5 Action stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the creek.
4 Water begins to flow in the creek through Sturgis.
Photos
(1) Looking across Bear Butte Creek from the USGS rivergage
(2) Upstream side of the Highway 14A Bridge
(3) Looking Downstream from the USGS rivergage
(4) Looking Upstream from Highway 14A Bridge
(5) Gage site
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Latitude: 44.396374° N, Longitude: 103.582692° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6.5 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 3772.45 3778.95 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available 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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