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Rapid Creek at Founders Park Stage (ft)Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 4:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 4:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.41 ft at 5:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 5:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 6:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 6:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 7:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 7:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 7:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 7:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.39 ft at 8:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 8:31AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 8:46AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.42 ft at 9:01AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 9:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.41 ft at 9:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 10:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 10:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:00AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:15AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 11:30AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 11:45AM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 12:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 12:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 12:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 12:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 1:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 1:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 2:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 2:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 2:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 2:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 3:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 4:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:46PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 5:01PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 5:16PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.43 ft at 5:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 5:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 6:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 6:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 6:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.2 ft at 7:00PM Jun 04, 2020Highest Observation: 5.32 ft at 7:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.11 ft at 7:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.14 ft at 8:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.04 ft at 9:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.07 ft at 9:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 5.03 ft at 9:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.95 ft at 10:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.84 ft at 10:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.8 ft at 10:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.76 ft at 11:00PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.71 ft at 11:15PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.7 ft at 11:30PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.67 ft at 11:45PM Jun 04, 2020Observed: 4.66 ft at 12:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.64 ft at 12:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.62 ft at 12:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.63 ft at 12:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 1:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.59 ft at 1:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.63 ft at 1:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 1:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 2:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.59 ft at 2:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 2:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 3:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.61 ft at 3:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 3:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 4:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.6 ft at 4:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 4:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.58 ft at 5:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.55 ft at 5:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.57 ft at 5:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.56 ft at 5:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.55 ft at 6:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.55 ft at 6:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.56 ft at 6:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.55 ft at 6:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.55 ft at 7:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.56 ft at 7:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 7:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 8:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.54 ft at 8:46AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:01AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:16AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 9:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 10:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.53 ft at 11:00AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 11:15AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:30AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 11:45AM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 12:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 12:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 12:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 1:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 1:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 2:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 2:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 2:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 2:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 3:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 3:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 4:46PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 5:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 5:01PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:16PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 5:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 5:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 6:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 6:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 6:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 7:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 7:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 7:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 7:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 8:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 9:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 9:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 10:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 10:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 11:00PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:15PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 11:30PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:45PM Jun 05, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 12:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 12:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 1:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 1:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 1:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 3:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 4:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 4:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 4:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 5:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.44 ft at 6:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 6:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 7:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 7:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 8:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 8:47AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 9:02AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:17AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 10:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 10:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 10:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 10:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:00AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 11:15AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:30AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 11:45AM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 12:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 12:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 12:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 1:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 1:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 1:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 2:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 2:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 2:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 2:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 3:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 3:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 3:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.45 ft at 4:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 4:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 4:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 4:46PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:01PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 5:16PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 5:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 5:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 6:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 6:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 7:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 7:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 7:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 8:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 8:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 9:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.51 ft at 10:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 10:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 10:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.5 ft at 11:00PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:15PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 11:30PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 11:45PM Jun 06, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:00AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 12:15AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 12:30AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 12:45AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 12:46AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:00AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.46 ft at 1:01AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:15AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 1:16AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 1:30AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 1:45AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 2:00AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:15AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:30AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.48 ft at 2:45AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.47 ft at 3:00AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:15AM Jun 07, 2020Observed: 4.49 ft at 3:30AM Jun 07, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRCYS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:53AM Jun 7, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.49 ft at 3:30 AM MDT 7-Jun-2020. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Rapid Creek at Founders Park. Only observed stages are available for this point.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.66 ft on 06/09/1972
(2) 15.40 ft on 06/12/1972
(3) 14.40 ft on 05/12/1920
(4) 11.18 ft on 06/02/1997
(5) 10.55 ft on 08/22/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.96 ft on 05/28/2019
(2) 6.21 ft on 07/21/2018
(3) 5.05 ft on 08/14/2017
(4) 5.02 ft on 07/03/2016
(5) 6.95 ft on 06/24/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 04/20/1962
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14 Major flood stage. Extensive flooding of structures and roads throughout Rapid City.
13 Flooding of residences and businesses in and around Rapid City.
12 Moderate flood stage. Some innundation of structures and roads in and around Rapid City.
11 Flood Stage. Parks in Rapid City are flooded. Water begins to reach the bottom of the Bike Path Crossings and bottom of the bridges crossing Rapid Creek.
10 Additional flooding along the Bike Path in within the Greenway.
9 Portions of the Bike Path are flooded and water approaches the road behind the fairgrounds.
7 Action Stage. Green space south of the fairgrounds start to flood.
6.5 Flooding begins in Rapid Valley.
Photos
(1) Gage house
(2) Lower bank across from gage
(3) Looking upstream
(4) Another view upstream
(5) Looking downstream
(6) Staff gage
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Latitude: 44.085833° N, Longitude: 103.241944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 3230.14 ft 3241.14 ft 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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