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Rapid Creek below Hawthorne Ditch at Rapid City Stage (ft)Observed: 7.96 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:46AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:01AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:16AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 5:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 6:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 7:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 9:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 10:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:15AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:30AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:45AM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 5:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 6:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 6:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 7:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 8:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 8:46PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:01PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:16PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:15PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:30PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:45PM Nov 26, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 12:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 12:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.79 ft at 12:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 1:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 1:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 1:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 2:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 2:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 3:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 3:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 4:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 5:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 5:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 6:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 7:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.64 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 7:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 8:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 8:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 10:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:15AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 11:45AM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 8.12 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2020Highest Observation: 8.4 ft at 12:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 12:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 1:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 2:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 2:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 3:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 3:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 4:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 5:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 6:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 7:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 7:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 7:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 8:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 8:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 8:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 9:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:00PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:15PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:30PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 11:45PM Nov 27, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 12:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 12:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 12:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 1:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 1:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 1:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 1:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.69 ft at 2:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 2:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.79 ft at 2:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 2:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 3:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 3:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 3:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 4:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 4:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 4:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 4:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 5:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 5:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 6:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 6:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 6:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 6:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 7:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 7:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 7:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 8:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 8:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 8:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 9:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 10:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 11:00AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:15AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 11:30AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:45AM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 12:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 12:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 12:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 12:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 12:46PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 1:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 1:01PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 1:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 1:16PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 1:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 1:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 2:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 2:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 2:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 2:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 3:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 3:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 3:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 4:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 4:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 4:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 4:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 5:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 5:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.73 ft at 5:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 6:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.79 ft at 6:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 6:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 6:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 7:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 7:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 7:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 7:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.78 ft at 8:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 8:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 8:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 9:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 9:02PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 9:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 9:17PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 9:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 9:32PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 9:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 10:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 10:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:00PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:15PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 11:30PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 11:45PM Nov 28, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 12:00AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 12:15AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.75 ft at 12:30AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 12:45AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 1:00AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 1:15AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 1:30AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 1:45AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 2:00AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 2:15AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 2:30AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 2:45AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:00AM Nov 29, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:15AM Nov 29, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHATS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:52AM Nov 29, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.91 ft at 3:15 AM MST 29-Nov-2020. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: USGS operates this gage on a seasonal basis. No data are available during winter months.

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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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.
Photos
(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
Reference Frame
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)
Elevation information source
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  

Current/Historical Observations:

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Gaging location on East Saint Patrick Street.
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300 East Signal Drive
Rapid City, SD 57701-3800
(605) 341-7531
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