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Cheyenne River near Wasta Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:15AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 8:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 8:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:15AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 9:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:15AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 10:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:15AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 11:45AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 12:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 2:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 2:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 3:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 3:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 5:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.83 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 2:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 3:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 3:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 4:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 5:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 5:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 6:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 6:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 6:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 7:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 7:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 8:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 9:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 9:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 9:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 10:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 10:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 10:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 11:15AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 11:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 11:45AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 12:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 12:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 12:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 12:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 1:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 1:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 2:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 2:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 2:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 2:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 3:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 3:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 3:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 3:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 4:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 4:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 4:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 4:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 5:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 5:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 6:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 6:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 6:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 6:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 7:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 7:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 7:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 7:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 8:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 8:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 8:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 8:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 9:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 10:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 10:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 10:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 10:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 11:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 11:15PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 11:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 11:45PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 12:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 12:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 12:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 12:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 1:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 1:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.96 ft at 1:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 1:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 2:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 2:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 2:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 2:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 3:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 3:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 3:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 3:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 4:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 5:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 5:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 6:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 6:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 7:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 7:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.99 ft at 7:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 8:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 8:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 8:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 8:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.98 ft at 9:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1 ft at 9:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 9:30AM Feb 29, 2024Highest Observation: 1.04 ft at 9:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 10:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 10:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.03 ft at 10:30AM Feb 29, 2024Highest Observation: 1.04 ft at 10:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.02 ft at 11:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.97 ft at 11:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.95 ft at 12:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 12:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 12:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 12:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 1:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 1:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 1:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 1:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 2:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 2:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 2:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 2:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 3:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 3:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 3:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 3:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.94 ft at 4:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.93 ft at 4:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 4:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.91 ft at 4:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.92 ft at 5:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.9 ft at 5:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 5:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 6:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 6:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 6:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 6:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 7:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 7:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 8:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 8:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 9:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 9:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 9:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.89 ft at 10:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 10:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 11:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 11:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 11:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.88 ft at 12:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.87 ft at 12:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 1:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 1:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 2:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.83 ft at 2:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 2:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 3:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 3:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.83 ft at 4:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.84 ft at 4:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.83 ft at 4:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 5:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 5:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 5:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 5:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.86 ft at 6:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 0.85 ft at 6:30AM Mar 01, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWASS2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:24AM Mar 1, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 0.85 ft at 6:30 AM MST 1-Mar-2024. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past and future precipitation. The stages/flows that will occur may be different if future rainfall is different than forecast.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

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) 13.97 ft on 03/18/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.01 ft on 05/13/2023
(2) 7.60 ft on 10/13/2021
(3) 4.87 ft on 05/24/2021
(4) 3.31 ft on 03/01/2020
(5) 12.76 ft on 08/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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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: 44.081098° N, Longitude: 102.401275° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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
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NAVD88 2262.16 2275.16 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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