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Elk Creek (SD) near Rapid City Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:00AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:00AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:00AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:00AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:00AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:15AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:30AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:45AM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 5:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 9:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:00PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:00PM Jan 26, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 11:15PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:30PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:45PM Jan 26, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:00AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:15AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:30AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:45AM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 5:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 5:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 5:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 7:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 9:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 10:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:00PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:15PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:30PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:45PM Jan 27, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 6:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 7:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 8:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 9:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 9:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:00AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:15AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:30AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:45AM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 3:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 6:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 7:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:00PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:15PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 8:30PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 8:45PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 9:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 9:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 9:30PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 9:45PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 10:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 10:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 10:30PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 10:45PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 11:00PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 11:15PM Jan 28, 2023Highest Observation: 5.12 ft at 11:30PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:45PM Jan 28, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 3:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 3:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 3:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 3:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:00AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:15AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:30AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.11 ft at 4:45AM Jan 29, 2023Observed: 5.1 ft at 5:00AM Jan 29, 2023USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEKCS2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:23AM Jan 29, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.1 ft at 5:00 AM MST 29-Jan-2023. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Elk Creek (SD) near Rapid City. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Elm Springs
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.40 ft on 06/09/1972
(2) 12.77 ft on 05/27/1996
(3) 12.71 ft on 10/11/2013
(4) 12.29 ft on 05/25/2010
(5) 12.20 ft on 03/17/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.20 ft on 01/15/2021
(2) 5.46 ft on 12/03/2020
(3) 6.68 ft on 03/04/2020
(4) 11.61 ft on 07/05/2019
(5) 6.62 ft on 06/21/2018
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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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14.4 June 1972 crest as indicated by local residents.
14 Major Flood Stage. Major flooding of pasture land. Access to homes may be cut off.
13 Moderate Flood Stage. Erosion of banks may begin to occur. Moderate flooding of pasture land. Water may cover portions of Elk Creek Road and Antelope Creek Road.
12.5 Water may begin to cover Antelope Creek Road just north of Elk Creek. It typically takes the water at least 5 hours to get to this location downstream.
12 Elk Creek Road just east of Elk Creek may begin to be covered with water. It can take 2-3 hours for the water to reach Elk Creek road downstream from the gage. Minor flooding of pasture land upstream and downstream from the gage will occur.
11 Possible flooding of yards and basements along Elk Creek in the Golden Valley Subdivision and along 220th street and Antelope Creek Road.
10 Flood Stage: Minor overflow of lower banks downstream from gage.
Photos
(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
(3) Another view downstream
(4) Flooding - May 2008
(5) Flooding - May 2008
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Latitude: 44.240278° N, Longitude: 103.150833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 2943.73 2953.73 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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