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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pecos River 9 miles NW of Carlsbad are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical datum height surveyed by the USGS

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.30 ft on 05/22/1941
(2) 21.32 ft on 08/23/1966
(3) 19.53 ft on 10/07/1954
(4) 18.04 ft on 10/20/1969
(5) 17.80 ft on 09/22/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.80 ft on 09/22/2014
(2) 16.42 ft on 06/24/1986
(3) 15.43 ft on 08/10/1984
(4) 13.40 ft on 09/23/1974
(5) 18.04 ft on 10/20/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.68 ft on 03/04/2023
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22 the river reaches moderate flood stage, and continues flooding rangeland. No other flood threats are known. However, flood flows will impact Lake Avalon and Carlsbad just downstream.
20 the river reaches minor flood stage, and begins to flood rangeland. No other threats are known.

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