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Belle Fourche River at Wyoming-South Dakota State Line Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.88 ft at 9:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 9:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 9:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:00AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 10:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 10:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.02 ft at 10:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:00AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 11:15AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 11:30AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:45AM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 12:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 12:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.19 ft at 12:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.21 ft at 12:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.22 ft at 1:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.24 ft at 1:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.25 ft at 1:30PM Jan 15, 2021Highest Observation: 4.26 ft at 1:45PM Jan 15, 2021Highest Observation: 4.26 ft at 2:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.23 ft at 2:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.2 ft at 2:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 2:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 3:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 4:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 4:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 4:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 5:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 5:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 5:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 5:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 6:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 6:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 7:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 7:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 8:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 8:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 8:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 9:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.12 ft at 9:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 9:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 9:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 10:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 10:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 11:00PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:15PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:30PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 11:45PM Jan 15, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 12:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 12:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 1:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 1:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 2:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 2:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 3:47AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:02AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:17AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 4:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.09 ft at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 5:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 6:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.03 ft at 7:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4.01 ft at 7:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 9:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.93 ft at 10:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 10:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:46AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:01PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:16PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.88 ft at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.88 ft at 1:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.87 ft at 1:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.86 ft at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.85 ft at 2:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.84 ft at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.83 ft at 3:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.83 ft at 4:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.82 ft at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 5:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 6:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 7:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 7:47PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:02PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.78 ft at 8:17PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.77 ft at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.76 ft at 8:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 9:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.73 ft at 10:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.72 ft at 10:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.72 ft at 10:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 11:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 11:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 12:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 12:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 12:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.69 ft at 1:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.7 ft at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.71 ft at 2:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.74 ft at 3:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.75 ft at 3:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.76 ft at 3:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.77 ft at 3:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.79 ft at 4:01AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.8 ft at 4:16AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:31AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.84 ft at 4:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.85 ft at 5:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.86 ft at 5:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.88 ft at 5:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 6:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 6:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.93 ft at 7:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 7:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 7:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 8:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 9:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 9:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 9:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.01 ft at 9:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.03 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 10:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 10:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 10:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.1 ft at 11:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.12 ft at 11:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 11:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 11:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 12:02PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 12:17PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:32PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 12:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.12 ft at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.13 ft at 3:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.14 ft at 3:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 3:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 4:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.16 ft at 4:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.17 ft at 4:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.18 ft at 4:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.19 ft at 5:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.2 ft at 5:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.21 ft at 5:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.21 ft at 6:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.2 ft at 6:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.18 ft at 6:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.15 ft at 6:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.11 ft at 7:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 7:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4.02 ft at 7:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 8:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 8:02PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 8:17PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.98 ft at 8:32PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 8:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 9:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 9:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 9:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 10:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 10:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 10:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 11:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 11:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 3.88 ft at 12:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.89 ft at 12:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 12:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.9 ft at 1:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.91 ft at 1:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.92 ft at 1:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.93 ft at 2:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.94 ft at 2:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.95 ft at 3:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.96 ft at 3:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.97 ft at 3:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.98 ft at 4:01AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 4:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 3.99 ft at 4:16AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 4:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 4:31AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4 ft at 4:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.01 ft at 5:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.02 ft at 5:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.03 ft at 5:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.04 ft at 6:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.04 ft at 6:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 6:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.05 ft at 7:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.06 ft at 7:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.07 ft at 8:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 4.08 ft at 8:15AM Jan 18, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBWSW4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:09AM Jan 18, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.08 ft at 8:15 AM MST 18-Jan-2021. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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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: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Belle Fourche River at Wyoming-South Dakota State Line are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.33 ft on 05/10/1995
(2) 16.06 ft on 05/23/2011
(3) 15.98 ft on 06/06/2008
(4) 15.74 ft on 03/07/2014
(5) 15.59 ft on 06/18/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.66 ft on 05/22/2019
(2) 7.55 ft on 06/28/2018
(3) 11.27 ft on 03/25/2018
(4) 6.80 ft on 06/06/2017
(5) 7.06 ft on 02/19/2017
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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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18 Major Flood Stage. Extensive flooding along the Belle Fourche River with inundation of structures and roads in Belle Fourche.
16.2 Houses along the Belle Fourche River in Butte County may begin to flood.
16 Moderate flooding of agricultural land. Some inundation of structures and roads along the Belle Fourche River are possible.
15 Minor flooding of low-lying areas.
13 Action stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the river.
Photos
(1) Looking downstream toward USGS rivergage.
(2) USGS rivergage, looking downstream in July 2008. Gage height 4.4 ft, flow about 140 cfs.
(3) USGS rivergage, looking southwest in July 2008.
(4) Looking upstream (west) from the USGS rivergage in July 2008. Gage height 4.4 ft, flow about 140 cfs
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Latitude: 44.748874° N, Longitude: 104.051602° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 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 3095.7 ft 3110.7 ft 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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