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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Oak Creek (AZ) near Sedona are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Cornville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.33 ft on 02/19/1993
(2) 18.47 ft on 12/29/2004
(3) 18.47 ft on 03/06/1995
(4) 12.11 ft on 02/15/2019
(5) 11.59 ft on 11/30/1982
(6) 11.34 ft on 12/07/2007
(7) 10.95 ft on 03/02/2015
(8) 10.29 ft on 02/13/1992
(9) 9.32 ft on 03/01/1991
(10) 9.25 ft on 12/27/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.11 ft on 02/15/2019
(2) 8.01 ft on 12/23/2016
(3) 10.95 ft on 03/02/2015
(4) 6.12 ft on 03/01/2014
(5) 8.32 ft on 01/26/2013
(6) 11.34 ft on 12/07/2007
(7) 18.47 ft on 12/29/2004
(8) 7.80 ft on 02/13/2003
(9) 18.47 ft on 03/06/1995
(10) 20.33 ft on 02/19/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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24.5 Creek reaches bottom of pedestrian and highway bridges at Tlaquepaque.
20 Major flooding to mobile homes downstream from the Tlaquepaque bridge and access roads along Oak Creek through Sedona.
18 Inundation begins at Rancho Sedona RV Park on Bear Wallow Lane as well as lower parking lot of Poco Diablo Resort off of Oak Creek Cliffs Drive.
16 Minor damage to shops and galleries near the Tlaquepaque bridge.
14 Flood stage. Several islands downstream in Sedona evacuated. Minor flooding of access roads, buildings, and residences along Oak Creek.
13 Stream reaches terrace near Tlaquepaque bridge. Water reaches edge of several residential and commercial properties near Tlaquepaque bridge. Low water crossings closed.
7 Likely to cause minor flooding downstream in Page Springs area near stream gage OACA3 4 to 6 hours later.
5 Multiple private low water crossings and bridges over Oak Creek above Sedona become impassable.
(1) Looking upstream toward Hwy 179 bridge. Stream level 2.36'.
(2) Looking downstream from below Hwy 179 bridge. Stream level 2.36'.
(3) Looking downstream toward Hwy 179 bridge. Stream level 2.36'.

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