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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Fountain Creek at Pueblo 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: 13.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.82 ft on 07/09/1996
(2) 9.72 ft on 04/30/1999
(3) 8.94 ft on 09/15/2011
(4) 8.68 ft on 06/03/1994
(5) 8.62 ft on 09/13/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.62 ft on 09/13/2013
(2) 8.94 ft on 09/15/2011
(3) 8.27 ft on 07/09/2006
(4) 9.72 ft on 04/30/1999
(5) 8.04 ft on 06/10/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/09/1945
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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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15 Flood waters reach the base of the bridge on Colorado Highway 47 test
13.5 Flood waters reach the Pueblo Mall parking lots
12 Water flows over the railroad tracks at the 4th Street Bridge in Pueblo
11.5 Water reaches buildings near the mouth of Fountain Creek
10 Minor lowland agricultural flooding occurs
9.5 Water spills over the path at the base of the Colorado Highway 47 Bridge. Significant inundation of trails in confluence park.
8 Minor overbank flow spills into the park at the confluence of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River
7 Minor overbank flow spills into low spots along the creek north of Pueblo. Water flows over the bike path below the US 50 bridge.
5.5 The river is bankfull
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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River stage observations provided by the USGS in cooperation with the City of Colorado Springs
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