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Little Spearfish Creek near Lead Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2020Highest Observation: 4.72 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:46PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:01PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:16PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:46AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:01AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:16AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:46AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:01AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:16AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2020Highest Observation: 4.72 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:46PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:01PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:16PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 9:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 10:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 11:00PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:15PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 11:30PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:45PM May 27, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.68 ft at 12:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.68 ft at 12:46AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:01AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:16AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 2:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 9:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 10:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:00AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:15AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:30AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:45AM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 2:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 3:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 4:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 7:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.68 ft at 8:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 9:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 10:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:00PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:15PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 11:30PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:45PM May 28, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 12:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 12:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 12:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 1:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 1:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 2:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 3:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 3:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 4:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 4:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.68 ft at 4:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 5:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 5:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 6:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.69 ft at 6:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 6:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:15AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:30AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:45AM May 29, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 8:00AM May 29, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLSLS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:53AM May 29, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.7 ft at 8:00 AM MDT 29-May-2020. Flood Stage is 7.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Little Spearfish Creek near Lead. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8.5
Flood Stage: 7.5
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.40 ft on 05/02/1997
(2) 22.10 ft on 12/06/2000
(3) 21.50 ft on 05/30/1996
(4) 20.40 ft on 05/10/1995
(5) 18.20 ft on 04/06/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.79 ft on 05/28/2019
(2) 4.83 ft on 11/03/2018
(3) 4.94 ft on 08/18/2018
(4) 4.84 ft on 06/02/2017
(5) 4.87 ft on 07/18/2016
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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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10 Major Flood Stage. Water 2-3 feet over Forest Service Road 222. Extensive flooding along the creek with inundation of structures and roads.
8.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Water covers Forest Service Road 222. Some inundation of structures and roads near the creek are possible.
7.5 Minor Flood Stage. Water approaches Forest Service Road 222. Minor flooding along Litle Spearfish Creek.
6 Action Stage and Bankfull. Lowland flooding along the creek.
5 Water overflows the natural channel.
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(1) Looking upstream
(2) Looking downstream
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Latitude: 44.349444° N, Longitude: 103.935556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7.5 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 5017.79 5025.29 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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