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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 near Fountain 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 12.06 ft on 04/30/1999
(2) 11.83 ft on 06/16/2015 (P)
(3) 10.34 ft on 09/03/1994
(4) 10.25 ft on 05/17/1995
(5) 10.06 ft on 09/13/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.01 ft on 08/29/2016
(2) 11.83 ft on 06/16/2015 (P)
(3) 10.06 ft on 09/13/2013
(4) 7.60 ft on 06/07/2012
(5) 8.94 ft on 09/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 09/30/1939
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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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16 Flood waters flow over Old Pueblo Road south of Fountain
15 Flood waters flow over the railroad tracks south of Fountain
14 Moderate agricultural flooding and bank erosion occurs
12 Minor agricultural flooding occurs
11 Action Stage. Minor overbank flow spills into low lying agricultural areas
10 The river is bankfull upstream of the pool created by the drop structure and downstream.
6 The river is bankfull within the pool created by the drop structure.
(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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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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