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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 Lupton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Henderson Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Kersey
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.98 ft on 09/13/2013
(2) 10.82 ft on 06/12/2015
(3) 10.44 ft on 04/25/2007
(4) 9.93 ft on 08/19/2004
(5) 9.81 ft on 07/13/2011
(6) 9.71 ft on 04/24/2010
(7) 9.70 ft on 06/02/2009
(8) 9.12 ft on 08/05/2005
(9) 9.06 ft on 07/31/2014
(10) 8.99 ft on 08/16/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.23 ft on 06/26/2021
(2) 6.93 ft on 05/25/2020
(3) 7.05 ft on 07/21/2019
(4) 6.71 ft on 07/24/2018
(5) 8.55 ft on 05/18/2017
(6) 7.56 ft on 04/30/2016
(7) 10.82 ft on 06/12/2015
(8) 9.06 ft on 07/31/2014
(9) 10.98 ft on 09/13/2013
(10) 7.90 ft on 09/12/2012
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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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15 Numerous roads along and crossing the river are damaged and impassable. There is extensive flooding of agricultural land and inundation of structures near the river.
14 Significant flooding is likely, including some structures near the river between Fort Lupton and Platteville.
13 Water flows over or around several bridges crossing the river. There is moderate flooding and damage to agricultural lands.
12 Significant lowland flooding occurs.
11 The river overflows its banks flooding agricultural lands. 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.
10 High flows begin to affect rural lowlands immediately adjacent to the river.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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Observations provided by the U.S. Geological Survey in cooperation with Metro Wastewater Reclamation 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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