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Elk Creek (SD) near Rapid City Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:15PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 6:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 6:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:15PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:15PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:15PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 9:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:15PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:00PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:15PM Jun 10, 2021Highest Observation: 5.1 ft at 11:30PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:45PM Jun 10, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:01AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:16AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:31AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 7:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.09 ft at 8:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 8:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 10:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 10:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 10:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 10:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:00AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:15AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:30AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:45AM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:01PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:16PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:31PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:00PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 11:15PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 11:30PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 11:45PM Jun 11, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:01AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:16AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:31AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 7:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 8:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:00AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:15AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:30AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:45AM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:01PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 10:16PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:31PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:00PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:30PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:45PM Jun 12, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 1:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 2:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 2:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 3:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 3:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 10:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 10:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:00AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:15AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:30AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:45AM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:15PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:45PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:15PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.08 ft at 1:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 1:45PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:15PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:45PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:15PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:45PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:00PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:15PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:45PM Jun 13, 2021Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:00PM Jun 13, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEKCS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:53PM Jun 13, 2021)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.07 ft at 5:00 PM MDT 13-Jun-2021. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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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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) 6.68 ft on 03/04/2020
(2) 11.61 ft on 07/05/2019
(3) 6.62 ft on 06/21/2018
(4) 5.71 ft on 02/22/2017
(5) 5.64 ft on 01/07/2016
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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: NAD27

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  

Current/Historical Observations:

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Rapid City, SD 57701-3800
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