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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Platte River at Atwood are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Balzac Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Julesburg
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.52 ft on 09/15/2013
(2) 11.62 ft on 06/18/2010
(3) 11.23 ft on 05/13/2015
(4) 11.09 ft on 07/18/2011
(5) 9.69 ft on 06/06/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.73 ft on 05/19/2016 (P)
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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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15.5 Near record flooding occurs.
15 There is extensive major flooding in southwest Logan County. Businesses and residences flood near the river in eastern Sterling.
14.5 There is extensive flooding of agricultural land. Roads and structures flood along the river.
13 There is moderate flooding of agricultural land near the river.
11.5 Agricultural land floods along the river near Sterling.
9.5 The river is out of its banks and into fields and meadows.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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River stage observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
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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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