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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 Golden are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Derby
Zoom Level:12
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 9.5
Flood Stage: 8.5
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.60 ft on 06/12/2015
(2) 7.25 ft on 06/04/2014
(3) 7.15 ft on 06/12/2016
(4) 7.08 ft on 06/12/2010
(5) 6.95 ft on 07/08/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.75 ft on 06/13/2017
(2) 7.15 ft on 06/12/2016
(3) 7.60 ft on 06/12/2015
(4) 7.25 ft on 06/04/2014
(5) 6.83 ft on 09/13/2013
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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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18.5 This level represents a flood that has a 0.2-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
12.3 This is a life threatening flood with numerous streets, homes and businesses inundated. This level represents a flood that has a 1-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
11.5 Most streets crossing Clear Creek are impassable.
10.4 Extensive flooding impacts streets, bridges and buildings near the river. This level represents a flood that has a 2-percent chance of being equaled or exceeded in any given year. For more information click here.
9.5 Moderate flooding is expected along Clear Creek in Golden.
9 Water is at the base of the bridge at Kipling and 44th Avenue with flooding of homes and structures along the creek.
8.5 Park areas and bike paths along the creek flood. Minor flooding of yards and other properties is expected to begin.
8 Water is over the bike path between Kipling and Garrison Streets and into low lying areas in Golden. 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.
7.7 Water is up to the bike path/walkway just east of U.S. Highway 93 in Golden.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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How low could the river get?

Stream level observations provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Urban Drainage and Flood Control District
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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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