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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 Fort Morgan 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: 21.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 19.5
Flood Stage: 17.5
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.73 ft on 09/15/2013
(2) 17.91 ft on 06/15/2015
(3) 17.08 ft on 06/16/2010
(4) 16.03 ft on 07/17/2011
(5) 15.90 ft on 06/04/2014
(6) 14.62 ft on 06/06/2005
(7) 14.27 ft on 05/20/2017
(8) 13.97 ft on 06/15/2016
(9) 13.78 ft on 06/05/2009
(10) 13.37 ft on 05/26/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.01 ft on 06/01/2021
(2) 10.35 ft on 03/21/2020
(3) 12.55 ft on 06/24/2019
(4) 11.62 ft on 05/21/2018
(5) 14.27 ft on 05/20/2017
(6) 13.97 ft on 06/15/2016
(7) 17.91 ft on 06/15/2015
(8) 15.90 ft on 06/04/2014
(9) 25.73 ft on 09/15/2013
(10) 10.74 ft on 01/01/2012
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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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25.5 Extensive major flooding occurs along the river in Morgan County. Water overflows the bridge deck of State Highway 52 and Riverside Park floods in Fort Morgan.
21.5 There is extensive flooding of agricultural land. Some inundation of structures and roads along the river are possible.
19.5 There is moderate flooding of agricultural land along the river.
17.5 There is minor flooding of agricultural land along the river.
15 The lowest areas along the river begin to flood.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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Observations provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with the Cities of Fort Morgan and Brush.
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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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