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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 Rocky Ford are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at La Junta
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.65 ft on 05/20/2015
(2) 6.28 ft on 05/12/2017
(3) 6.24 ft on 09/16/2013
(4) 6.00 ft on 06/29/1997
(5) 5.92 ft on 07/20/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.28 ft on 05/12/2017
(2) 6.65 ft on 05/20/2015
(3) 5.62 ft on 05/11/2015
(4) 6.24 ft on 09/16/2013
(5) 4.59 ft on 08/28/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 12/14/1992
(2) 1.65 ft on 01/03/1996
(3) 1.70 ft on 02/01/1994
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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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14.5 WATER REACHES TOP OF THE HWY 266 BRIDGE. APPROACHES COMPROMISED.
13 Water is to the base of the Highway 266 Bridge
12 MAJOR FLOOD
11 MODERATE FLOOD
10 Minor Flood. Loss of crops is possible in the Swink area. Many fields flood
8 Minor agricultural flooding occurs near Rocky Ford
7 The river is bankfull. Minor agricultural flooding occurs near Rocky Ford
5 Water flows into fields near the Highway 266 Bridge northeast of Rocky Ford
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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River stage observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
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