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Rapid Creek below Hawthorne Ditch at Rapid City Stage (ft)Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:10AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:15AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:20AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:25AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:35AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:40AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:45AM Oct 26, 2020Highest Observation: 9.83 ft at 8:50AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 8:55AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:05AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:10AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:20AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:25AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:35AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:40AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:41AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 9:46AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:50AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:51AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 9:55AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 10:05AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:10AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.82 ft at 10:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:20AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 10:25AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 10:35AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:40AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 10:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 10:50AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 10:55AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.81 ft at 11:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:05AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 11:10AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:20AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:25AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.8 ft at 11:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:35AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:40AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 11:50AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 11:55AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 12:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 12:05PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 12:10PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 12:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 12:20PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 12:25PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 12:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.78 ft at 12:35PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 9.79 ft at 12:40PM Oct 26, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHAWS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:08AM Oct 29, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 9.79 ft at 12:40 PM MDT 26-Oct-2020. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Rapid Creek below Hawthorne Ditch at Rapid City. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Upstream Gauge - at Founders Park Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - above Water Reclamation Facility near Rapid City
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.30 ft on 06/09/1972
(2) 16.81 ft on 08/05/2014
(3) 16.77 ft on 07/04/2019
(4) 16.26 ft on 05/24/2010
(5) 16.05 ft on 06/18/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.77 ft on 07/04/2019
(2) 15.59 ft on 07/21/2018
(3) 14.46 ft on 08/14/2017
(4) 13.30 ft on 07/03/2016
(5) 16.05 ft on 06/18/2015
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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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16 Flood stage. Minor flooding along Rapid Creek in eastern portions of Rapid City.
15.5 Right bank begins overflowing.
13 Action stage. Low lying areas along Rapid Creek may begin to flood.
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(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
(3) Looking downstream from bridge
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Latitude: 44.067500° N, Longitude: 103.180556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 3124.18 3140.18 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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Gaging location on East Saint Patrick Street.
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Rapid City, SD 57701-3800
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