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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 Pueblo Dam 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: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.21 ft on 06/21/2015 (P)
(2) 7.70 ft on 06/08/2010
(3) 7.64 ft on 06/02/2014
(4) 7.20 ft on 06/03/2003
(5) 6.93 ft on 07/10/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.21 ft on 06/21/2015 (P)
(2) 7.64 ft on 06/02/2014
(3) 6.37 ft on 07/03/2011
(4) 7.70 ft on 06/08/2010
(5) 6.93 ft on 07/10/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are flooded. Water hits the base of the Colorado 227 Bridge in east Pueblo
16 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are threatened. Water reaches the base of the Juniper Road Bridge below the Pueblo Dam
13.5 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are threatened. Water threatens homes on Moffat and Lansing Streets in southeast Pueblo just east of the Highway 50 Business Loop interchange
13 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are threatened. Water flows over the banks near the Juniper Road Bridge just below the Pueblo Dam. Considerable inundation of low lands below the Pueblo Dam occurs. Portions of the Rock Canyon Swim Area, the Redtail Picnic Area, and the Marsh Hawk Picnic Areas below the Pueblo Dam, including the bike route, become inundated
12.5 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are threatened. Considerable flooding of agricultural lands occurs near the Colorado 231 Bridge, 36th Lane
12 Serious flooding occurs. Homes are threatened. Water flows over parking lot of Cottonwood Picnic Area below the Pueblo Dam
11 Serious flooding occurs from east of Pueblo to Avondale. Homes threatened east of Pueblo. Flooding occurs near the confluence of the Arkansas River and Wildhorse Creek about 2 miles east of Pueblo Boulevard in Pueblo
10 Water begins to inundate the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo, including Coyotes Coffee Den along side the river
9.5 Water begins to inundate Cottonwood and Osprey Picnic Areas below the Pueblo Dam, between the dam and Pueblo Boulevard. Waters spills into fishing access area along Highway 96 about 2 miles west of Pueblo Boulevard
9 Considerable overbank flow occurs along Highway 233, Baxter Road, near the bridge. Water begins to threaten homes from just east of Pueblo to Avondale
8 Water begins to threaten low spots in some local roads. Minor overbank flow into low spots along the river occurs
7.5 Minor overbank flow occurs. Damage to irrigation works is possible
7 Minor overbank flow into low spots along the river occurs near Avondale
6 The river is bankfull from east of Pueblo to Avondale
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(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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