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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Uncompahgre River near Ridgway are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.73 ft on 06/24/1983
(2) 5.59 ft on 06/15/1995
(3) 5.56 ft on 06/17/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.01 ft on 06/05/2016
(2) 4.93 ft on 06/11/2015
(3) 4.91 ft on 06/01/2014
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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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12.6 Water will rise to the base of the County Road 24 Bridge 2.4 miles northeast of Ridgway.
11 Water will inundate sections of Highway 550 near Dexter Creek.
10 Water will move into the residential area near Dexter Creek.
9 Water will affect the KOA campground on County Road 23 at Portland.
8 Water will affect some houses and outbuildings along the river above Ridgway Dam.
7 Considerable agricultural flooding can be expected near Orvis Hot Springs.
6 Minor lowland flooding can be excpected near Orvis Hot Springs.

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