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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rio Penasco 2 miles NW of Dayton 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.40 ft on 08/23/1966
(2) 13.64 ft on 06/25/1986
(3) 11.10 ft on 09/21/1974
(4) 10.80 ft on 11/03/1983
(5) 10.61 ft on 09/30/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.61 ft on 09/30/2019
(2) 13.64 ft on 06/25/1986
(3) 10.80 ft on 11/03/1983
(4) 8.34 ft on 08/20/1977
(5) 11.10 ft on 09/21/1974
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.33 ft on 04/01/1951
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25 the river reaches major flood stage.
22 the river reaches moderate flood stage, almost 6 feet above record stage (1966), covering U.S. Highway 285 with over 2 feet of very fast-moving water.
20 the river reaches minor flood stage, flooding famrland, rangeland, and possibly U.S. Highway 285.
17.5 the river floods a significant amount of Vandiver farms and area range land, rising to within 2 feet of U.S. Highway 285.
16 the river reaches bankfull, and begins to spill out of the lowest banks onto the lowest terraces of Vandiver farms, about 4 feet below U.S. Highway 285.
(1) Rio Penasco, looking upstream from US 285
(2) Rio Penasco, looking downstream from US 285
(3) Normally dry streambed, looking west from US 285.

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