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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Clear Creek (CO) at Derby are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Golden Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Henderson
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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
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.60 ft on 07/20/2019
(2) 6.84 ft on 06/26/2020
(3) 6.53 ft on 06/25/2021
(4) 6.50 ft on 05/08/2017
(5) 6.25 ft on 05/03/2018

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.53 ft on 06/25/2021
(2) 6.84 ft on 06/26/2020
(3) 7.60 ft on 07/20/2019
(4) 6.25 ft on 05/03/2018
(5) 6.50 ft on 05/08/2017

(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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13.5 There is widespread major flooding with many roads, bridges and buildings inundated.
12.5 Major flooding is expected along Clear Creek with roads, homes and businesses impacted.
11.5 Some inundation of structures and streets along and crossing Clear Creek is possible.
10.5 Significant lowland flooding occurs. This level represents a flood that has a 10-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
9 Water overtops the bike path at a number of locations along Clear Creek.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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Observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources

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