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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mora River at La Cueva are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Golondrinas
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.00 ft on 09/29/1904
(2) 8.33 ft on 06/16/1963
(3) 8.22 ft on 06/17/1965
(4) 8.08 ft on 09/13/2013
(5) 7.92 ft on 08/01/2010
(6) 7.63 ft on 06/17/2015
(7) 7.18 ft on 08/01/1951
(8) 7.07 ft on 07/11/1955
(9) 6.61 ft on 06/07/2014
(10) 6.58 ft on 07/23/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.63 ft on 06/17/2015
(2) 6.61 ft on 06/07/2014
(3) 8.08 ft on 09/13/2013
(4) 7.92 ft on 08/01/2010
(5) 4.65 ft on 07/15/2008
(6) 4.40 ft on 08/05/2004
(7) 5.56 ft on 04/30/1999
(8) 5.83 ft on 06/19/1995
(9) 5.89 ft on 05/19/1994
(10) 5.40 ft on 05/22/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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14 The greatest flood since at least 1913 is in progress near and downstream from La Cueva. Backwater flooding may result in water flowing onto state road 442 near its intersection with highway 518 at La Cueva, halting traffic. Nearby and downstream private river crossings may become unsafe or impassable due to high water although public bridges may remain passable. Significant inundation of pasture and range land persists.
11 Pasture and range land both upstream and downstream from the La Cueva river gaging site is becoming further inundated as the river has overtopped its natural banks. Water is still passing under the state highway 518 bridge at La Cueva but smaller private bridge crossings downstream may be overtopped by high water. Irrigation systems may also be damaged.

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USGS relocated gauge site from pre 2010 location which was just west of the NM highway 518 bridge at la Cueva. New gauge site is approx 1/4 mile upstream and at an offset 4 ft higher than at previous site.
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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