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Belle Fourche River near Elm Springs Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.37 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.38 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 7:46PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:01PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:16PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 7:46AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:01AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:16AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.28 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:46PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:01PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:16PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 7:46AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:01AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:16AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesEMSS2(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (12:37PM Oct 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.31 ft at 12:00 PM MDT 20-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 19 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall/snowmelt. Forecast stages may be different if the actual rainfall/snowmelt is different than the forecast rainfall/snowmelt.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Belle Fourche River near Elm Springs 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.80 ft on 05/05/1927
(2) 24.00 ft on 05/25/1933
(3) 23.73 ft on 06/06/2008
(4) 23.72 ft on 05/10/1995
(5) 22.22 ft on 05/21/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.78 ft on 07/29/2017
(2) 6.79 ft on 02/23/2017
(3) 6.28 ft on 04/29/2016
(4) 6.91 ft on 01/31/2016
(5) 10.58 ft on 06/20/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 06/05/1961

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24 Major flood stage. Major flooding of agricultural land. Extensive flooding along the river with inundation of structures and roads.
22 Moderate flood stage. Additional flooding of agricultural land. Some inundation of structures and roads near the river are possible.
19 Minor Flood Stage. Flooding of agricultural land along the river.
17 Action Stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the Belle Fourche River begins.
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Latitude: 44.369722° N, Longitude: 102.565556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 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 2168.8 2187.8 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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