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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 3 miles ESE of Sheffield 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: 30
Moderate Flood Stage: 29
Flood Stage: 28
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.50 ft on 09/01/1919
(2) 23.47 ft on 09/11/2008
(3) 20.50 ft on 09/01/1954
(4) 20.15 ft on 09/19/1974
(5) 17.72 ft on 06/27/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.29 ft on 08/27/2010
(2) 23.47 ft on 09/11/2008
(3) 20.15 ft on 09/19/1974
(4) 20.50 ft on 09/01/1954
(5) 17.72 ft on 06/27/1954
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.20 ft on 03/14/1940
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30 the river reaches major flood stage, and begins flowing over the highway bridge.
29 the river reaches moderate flood stage, and continues to flooding of area ranch land. Cattle losses are possible. The river inundates the ranch road, rendering it laregly impassable.
28 the river reaches minor flood stage, and begins flooding area ranch land. Livestock may be threatened. The river begins to flood the gravel road that leads to the Smith and Marley-B Ranches, and reaches the bottom of the bridge.
23 the river reaches bankfull. Minor overbank flooding occurs, and no significant damage is expected.

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