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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Gunnison River near Somerset are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - below Gunnison Tunnel Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.20 ft on 06/30/1984
(2) 7.67 ft on 05/27/1993
(3) 6.75 ft on 06/30/1985
(4) 6.73 ft on 05/28/1979
(5) 6.64 ft on 06/30/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.29 ft on 05/16/2016
(2) 5.21 ft on 06/11/2015
(3) 4.94 ft on 06/02/2014
(4) 4.40 ft on 05/18/2013
(5) 3.24 ft on 04/28/2012
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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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12.4 Water will reach base of bridge on County Road 12 near Paonia Dam.
11 Residential flooding near the river in and around Somerset is possible.
10 Floodwaters will approach the base of the bridge in Somerset. Water will reach the gage house.
9 Water will inundate portions of Highway 133 near Paonia Dam.
8 Significant flooding of agricultural lands is likely.
7 Minor to moderate low land flooding is likely adjacent to the river. Some bank erosion is also possible.
6 Minor agricultural and low land flooding can be expected downstream of the reach.

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