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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Arkansas River at Parkdale are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Wellsville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Canon City
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9.13 ft on 06/09/1985
(2) 8.82 ft on 06/18/1995
(3) 8.74 ft on 06/18/2015 (P)
(4) 8.07 ft on 06/12/1980
(5) 8.06 ft on 06/26/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.01 ft on 06/15/2019
(2) 7.12 ft on 06/20/2017
(3) 6.68 ft on 06/06/2016
(4) 8.74 ft on 06/18/2015 (P)
(5) 7.22 ft on 06/02/2014
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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 Water reaches the base of the bridge near Parkdale.
11.5 Significant flooding occurs in Canon City.
11 Water rises to the base of the bridge at Texas Creek.
10 Flood waters impact homes and businesses along the river between Cotopaxi and Texas Creek.
9.5 Water rises over railroad tracks in low spots along the river from Parkdale to Portland.
9 Minor agricultural flooding of fields and pastures along the river occurs.
8.5 Water threatens Five Points Campground near Spikebuck.
8 Water threatens low spots along Highway 50 east of Cotopaxi.
7 The river is bankfull.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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River stage observations provided by the USGS during the summer season
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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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