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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 Canon City are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.90 ft on 06/18/1995
(2) 10.42 ft on 06/21/2015
(3) 10.08 ft on 06/27/1983
(4) 10.05 ft on 06/12/1980
(5) 9.80 ft on 06/07/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.27 ft on 06/20/2017
(2) 10.42 ft on 06/21/2015
(3) 9.00 ft on 07/02/2011
(4) 9.80 ft on 06/07/2010
(5) 9.39 ft on 06/20/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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23 Flood waters roll over top of 1st Street Bridge
18.5 Flood waters reach base of 1st Street Bridge and inundate nearby homes and businesses
18 Flood waters inundate numerous homes and power plant in western Canon City
16 Water reaches base of 9th Street Bridge and flows into nearby oil distribution complex
15.5 Water rises into Royal Gorge Train Depot parking lot
15 Flood waters inundate homes and businesses near 4th Street Bridge
14.5 Water overtops levee along Riverside Drive flooding nearby homes and businesses
14 Major Flood. Basements flood in homes near 9th Street Bridge
13.5 Water spills into Centennial Park near 4th Street Bridge
12 Moderate Flood. Serious lowland and meadow flooding occurs
10 Minor flood. Minor overbank flow occurs into low lying areas along river. Water overtops screens at Canon City water supply intake
8 The river is bankfull
(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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