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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Bear Creek (CO) at Morrison are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Bear Creek Reservoir
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.50 ft on 07/07/1933
(2) 10.60 ft on 09/02/1938
(3) 9.85 ft on 08/09/1934
(4) 9.70 ft on 07/22/1983
(5) 9.05 ft on 09/13/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.79 ft on 07/26/2017 (P)
(2) 7.19 ft on 05/07/2016 (P)
(3) 7.99 ft on 05/10/2015
(4) 7.00 ft on 05/30/2014
(5) 9.05 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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20.3 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.
13.7 .
11.5 This is a major, life threatening flood with severe damage to roads in Bear Creek Canyon. Stage and flow are near the maximum record flood occurring in 1933. 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.
10.5 This is a major, life threatening flood with extensive inundation of homes and businesses.
10 Numerous homes flood in Morrison.
9.5 Homes begin to flood in eastern Morrison
9 Water begins to rise over Highway 8 in eastern Morrison between Market Street and Mount Vernon Avenue. The municipal storage garage near Morrison Road is flooded.
8.6 The creek begins to overflow its banks into yards in eastern Morrison. 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.
8 Water is up near the sidewalk along the creek near Highway 8 on the eastern edge of Morrison.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream
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Observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
Observations also available from the Mile High Flood District.

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