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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 Sheridan are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Bear Creek Reservoir Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Denver
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.50 ft on 05/07/1969
(2) 7.50 ft on 06/04/1995
(3) 6.07 ft on 06/07/2012
(4) 5.91 ft on 06/01/1991
(5) 5.73 ft on 07/25/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.27 ft on 07/26/2017 (P)
(2) 4.62 ft on 04/24/2016 (P)
(3) 5.44 ft on 06/05/2015
(4) 4.79 ft on 05/24/2014
(5) 4.83 ft on 09/12/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.03 ft on 08/02/2002
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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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10.8 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.
10.5 Stage and flow are near the maximum record flood occurring in 1969.
10 Flooding of streets along and bridges crossing the creek is possible. Flooding affects the shopping center at West Dartmouth Avenue and South Sheridan Boulevard.
9 Water is near the base of the South Lowell Boulevard bridge with flooding in the vicinity.
8.6 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 The shopping center parking lot floods at West Dartmouth Avenue and South Sheridan Boulevard.
7.5 The creek overflows into park areas.
7 There is minor overbank flow into low lying areas downstream of Bear Creek Reservoir.
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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Boulder, CO 80305-3328
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