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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rio Grande below Taos 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.41 ft on 05/17/1941
(2) 9.23 ft on 06/22/1949
(3) 9.18 ft on 06/07/1948
(4) 8.92 ft on 05/19/1987
(5) 8.80 ft on 05/08/1952
(6) 8.75 ft on 05/13/1942
(7) 8.74 ft on 07/06/1995
(8) 8.69 ft on 06/14/1985
(9) 8.57 ft on 06/10/1979
(10) 8.13 ft on 05/27/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.79 ft on 05/24/2008
(2) 8.13 ft on 05/27/2005
(3) 7.08 ft on 06/06/1997
(4) 8.74 ft on 07/06/1995
(5) 8.92 ft on 05/19/1987
(6) 8.69 ft on 06/14/1985
(7) 8.57 ft on 06/10/1979
(8) 8.80 ft on 05/08/1952
(9) 9.23 ft on 06/22/1949
(10) 9.18 ft on 06/07/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.34 ft on 08/18/2002
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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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10 Portions of state road 570 from above Pilar up to the Taos Junction bridge are inundated by one to two feet of water. Water levels have not been this high in the Pilar region since at least 1921. Rafting takeout points below the Taos Junction bridge along state road 570 may no longer be accessable.
9 A few low spots along state road 570 above Pilar along the Rio Grande will have up to six inches of ponded water on the roadway. Some of the day use recreation areas above Pilar between state road 570 and the Rio Grande will begin to flood.
Photos
(1) Gage site location and description
(2) Bridge over Rio Grande near Pilar (near bankfull)
(3) Pilar bridge close-up view (near bankfull)
(4) Bridge over Rio Grande near Pilar (low flow)
(5) Water overflows onto NM Hwy 570 near Pilar
(6) Rio Grande rapids above TJBN5 (high flow)
(7) Rio Grande rapids above TJBN5 (high flow)
(8) Rio Grande rapids above TJBN5 (low flow)

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