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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Animas River at Farmington are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Farmington
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.50 ft on 10/06/1911
(2) 14.30 ft on 06/29/1927
(3) 11.00 ft on 05/14/1941
(4) 10.70 ft on 08/22/1947
(5) 10.70 ft on 06/19/1949
(6) 10.30 ft on 09/07/1970
(7) 10.15 ft on 10/20/1972
(8) 9.98 ft on 05/25/2005
(9) 9.76 ft on 10/04/2006
(10) 9.68 ft on 06/10/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.15 ft on 05/21/2008
(2) 9.76 ft on 10/04/2006
(3) 9.98 ft on 05/25/2005
(4) 7.84 ft on 09/09/2003
(5) 8.06 ft on 05/17/2001
(6) 9.19 ft on 07/09/1999
(7) 9.15 ft on 06/02/1997
(8) 9.32 ft on 06/18/1995
(9) 9.16 ft on 05/28/1993
(10) 9.68 ft on 06/10/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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14 Major flooding is occurring along the lower Animas River. Water levels are approaching those expereinced during the great flood of October 1911.
12 The riverwalk area in Farmington is flooded and should be avoided. Water levels have not been this high since the flood of 1927.
10 Portions of the riverwalk in Farmington are flooded. Local overbank flooding is occurring along the lower Animas River.

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