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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 Colorado Springs are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Fountain
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 11.5
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.10 ft on 07/20/2019

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.10 ft on 07/20/2019

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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28 Flood waters inundate Circle Drive Mobile Home Park near South Circle Drive.
23 Flood waters flow over South Nevada Avenue in downtown Colorado Springs. Waters threaten I-25 on-ramp.
21 Flood waters flow into Dorchester Park near South Nevada Avenue.
18 Water reaches the base of the South Nevada Avenue Bridge.
17 Flood waters threaten homes south of Security-Widefield at the end of Leigh Lane in the residential development along Southmoor Drive.
15.5 Water flows over the Front Range Trail near Janitell Road.
15 Flood waters reach the base of the South Tejon Street Bridge.
14 Flood waters threaten homes in Stratmoor northwest of Security-Widefield.
13 Minor flooding of lowlands along the creek occurs.
12 Homeless encampment below and near the Nevada Avenue bridge is affected.
11.5 Flood Stage. The river is bankfull. Homeless encampments along creek are affected.
9.5 Action Stage. Water flows over the Front Range Trail under the South Nevada Avenue Bridge. Homeless community encampment may be affected.
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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