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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 above Cedar Hill are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 11.5
Flood Stage: 10.5
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 11.45 ft on 06/19/1949
(2) 11.30 ft on 09/06/1970
(3) 10.86 ft on 05/14/1941
(4) 10.56 ft on 10/20/1972
(5) 10.22 ft on 05/24/2005
(6) 10.10 ft on 06/06/1957
(7) 10.03 ft on 06/02/1997
(8) 10.01 ft on 06/16/1995
(9) 10.00 ft on 05/28/1979
(10) 9.97 ft on 05/28/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.07 ft on 05/23/2008
(2) 9.05 ft on 10/07/2006
(3) 10.22 ft on 05/24/2005
(4) 8.76 ft on 09/09/2003
(5) 8.80 ft on 05/16/2001
(6) 8.65 ft on 06/18/1999
(7) 10.03 ft on 06/02/1997
(8) 10.01 ft on 06/16/1995
(9) 9.97 ft on 05/28/1993
(10) 9.78 ft on 06/09/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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11.5 The river would be near an all time high. Areas along the river that never before experienced flooding will likely be inundated as water levels continue to rise.
10.5 Flood waters will inundate low spots along the river and property damage may become more widespread if further rises occur. Portions of the riverwalk in Farmington will soon be flooded and impassable.
9.5 Minor overbank flooding of low spots along the river from the New Mexico-Colorado border down to the riverwalk in Farmington can be expected.

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