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Cheyenne River near Wasta Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 1:00AM Oct 16, 2019Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 1:15AM Oct 16, 2019Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 1:30AM Oct 16, 2019Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 1:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Oct 16, 2019Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 2:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 2:30AM Oct 16, 2019Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 2:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 3:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 3:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.56 ft at 4:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.52 ft at 5:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.53 ft at 6:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.5 ft at 7:46AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:01AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:16AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 9:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 9:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 10:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 10:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:00AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:15AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:30AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.47 ft at 11:45AM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:46PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:01PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:16PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 5:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 6:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 6:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 6:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 7:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 8:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 8:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 9:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 9:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 9:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 9:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 10:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 10:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 10:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 11:00PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.41 ft at 11:15PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 11:30PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:45PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 11:46PM Oct 16, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 12:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 12:01AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:16AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 12:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 12:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.4 ft at 1:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 2:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 2:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 2:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 3:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 3:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 3:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.39 ft at 4:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 4:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 4:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 5:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 5:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 5:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 5:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 6:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 6:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 6:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 6:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 7:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 7:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 7:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 7:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 7:46AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:01AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:16AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 8:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 8:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 9:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 9:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 9:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 9:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 10:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 10:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 10:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 10:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 11:00AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 11:15AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 11:30AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 11:45AM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 12:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.38 ft at 1:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 1:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 2:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 2:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.37 ft at 2:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 2:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 3:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 3:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 3:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 3:46PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:01PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:16PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 5:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 5:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 5:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 6:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 6:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 6:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 6:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 7:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 7:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 7:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 7:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 8:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 8:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 8:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 8:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 9:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 9:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 9:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 9:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 10:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 10:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 10:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 10:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:00PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:15PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 11:30PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:45PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 11:46PM Oct 17, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:01AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 12:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 12:16AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 12:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 12:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 1:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 1:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 2:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 2:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 2:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 2:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 3:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.36 ft at 3:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 3:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 4:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:01AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 8:16AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:31AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.34 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.35 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.31 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.33 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2019Observed: 1.32 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWASS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:52AM Oct 19, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.32 ft at 12:30 AM MDT 19-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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 Cheyenne River near Wasta 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.00 ft on 05/15/1920
(2) 16.25 ft on 03/05/1982
(3) 14.50 ft on 06/13/1915
(4) 14.03 ft on 05/16/2015
(5) 13.28 ft on 05/06/1932
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.03 ft on 04/10/2017
(2) 7.12 ft on 07/02/2016
(3) 14.03 ft on 05/16/2015
(4) 9.22 ft on 10/15/2013
(5) 5.28 ft on 06/01/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 07/03/2002
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18 Near record flooding.
17 Extensive flooding along the Cheyenne River with inundation of structures and roads.
16 Flooding of agricultural land around Wasta. Some inundation of structures and roads are possible.
15.3 Water reaches the lower portion of the Jensen Road Bridge.
14 Water may cover the parking lot of the westbound I-90 rest area. Widespread flooding of agricultural land.
13.5 Water may begin to affect the railbed of the nearby railroad bridge.
13 Water may begin to cause flooding around the I-90 westbound rest area. Water may approach the picnic and parking areas.
11 The lowest areas along the river begin to flood.
10 Water reaches the lower deck of the railroad bridge.
Photos
(1) Looking upstream from the gage
(2) Agricultural flooding along the Cheyenne River on May 16, 2015.
(3) Flooding of westbound I-90 Rest Area on May 16, 2015 - gage height ~14 ft.
(4) Flooding of westbound I-90 Rest Area on May 16, 2015 - stage ~14 ft.
(5) Looking upstream on May 16, 2015 from the gage.
(6) Looking upstream
(7) Looking downstream
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Latitude: 44.081111° N, Longitude: 102.400833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 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 2260.78 ft 2274.78 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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