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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the West Gulf River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Rio Grande at Alamosa are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Del Norte Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.62 ft on 06/20/1949
(2) 9.97 ft on 05/23/1948
(3) 9.87 ft on 06/05/1948
(4) 9.32 ft on 05/18/1944
(5) 8.84 ft on 07/03/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.75 ft on 06/15/2019
(2) 5.54 ft on 09/29/2013
(3) 5.17 ft on 03/28/2012
(4) 5.13 ft on 05/09/2009
(5) 6.45 ft on 06/05/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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15 Major flooding. Flood waters move across Stadium Drive and into homes near Adams State College
14.5 Major flooding. Flood waters move into homes along Lakewood and Riverwood Drives in northeast Alamosa
14 Major flooding. Flood waters inundate apartments along River Drive in northeast Alamosa
13.5 Major flooding. Water reaches base of Highway 160 Bridge and spills into homes and park near the bridge
13 Major flooding. Water reaches base of State Avenue Bridge.
11.5 Moderate flooding. Water overtops low spots in levee protecting Alamosa and begins to flow into Cattails Golf Course and nearby homes
11 Moderate flooding. Moderate agricultural flooding. Water begins to overtop low spots in levee protecting Alamosa.
9 Minor flooding. Minor agricultural flooding in low lying areas along the river
7 Action Stage. The river is bankfull along portions of the reach from 8 miles upstream to 1 mile downstream.

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River stage observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
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