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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cimarron River (NM) above Cimarron 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: 12.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.42 ft on 06/17/1965
(2) 9.52 ft on 09/07/2019
(3) 8.15 ft on 08/16/2018
(4) 6.62 ft on 06/17/2019
(5) 6.44 ft on 07/23/2019
(6) 6.38 ft on 07/28/2019
(7) 6.28 ft on 08/07/2019
(8) 6.28 ft on 08/07/2019
(9) 5.67 ft on 07/24/2018
(10) 5.19 ft on 08/20/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.52 ft on 09/07/2019
(2) 6.28 ft on 08/07/2019
(3) 6.28 ft on 08/07/2019
(4) 6.38 ft on 07/28/2019
(5) 6.44 ft on 07/23/2019
(6) 6.62 ft on 06/17/2019
(7) 5.08 ft on 06/07/2019
(8) 5.19 ft on 08/20/2018
(9) 5.02 ft on 08/18/2018
(10) 8.15 ft on 08/16/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.04 ft on 09/14/1956
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12.5 Record breaking flooding is occurring along the Cimarron River from the Cimarron Canyon region through southern sections of Cimarron and along Philmont Boy Scout Ranch property. Much of U.S. Highway 64 is flooded and the canyon section is inaccessible. All travelers are urged to avoid the region until flood waters subside.
10 The Cimarron River is in flood, approaching levels of the great flood of 1965. Water and debris cover U.S. Highway 64 in the Cimarron Canyon along several sections and camprgounds are in danger of being inundated. Further downstream from Cimarron to the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, the state highway 21 bridge over the Cimarron River just south of Cimarron is in danger of being overtopped or the approaches to the bridge are already flooded. Philmont Ranch property is also flooding.
5 The Cimarron River from near Ute Park to just west of Cimarron is out of its banks and minor flooding is occuring along this reach. Further upstream in Cimarron Canyon, water may be flowing across U.S. Highway 64 and flooding campgrounds in the canyon. Further river rises in the canyon could render the highway impassable. Further downriver from Cimarron to the Philmont Boy Scout Ranch, additional flow contributed by Rayado Creek could flood campsites on the Philmont Scout Ranch.

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Due to the Ute Park Burn Scar, rapid rises to flood stage may occur at this gage.
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