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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Arkansas Red-Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Purgatoire River at Madrid are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Trinidad Lake
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.80 ft on 07/20/1976
(2) 10.94 ft on 08/10/1981
(3) 9.00 ft on 07/10/1978
(4) 8.36 ft on 08/14/1979
(5) 8.00 ft on 07/12/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.13 ft on 05/09/2017
(2) 6.82 ft on 08/13/2015
(3) 6.71 ft on 08/26/2014
(4) 6.82 ft on 05/08/2013
(5) 6.47 ft on 07/25/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 02/01/1981
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26.5 Flood waters rise into low spots along Highway 12 between Madrid and Cokedale.
17.5 Flood waters reach the base of the County Road 18.3 Bridge.
15 Flood waters rise over County Road 18.3 near the bridge.
9 Water begins to inundate farm properties and dwellings near Madrid.
8.5 Water reaches fence line in agricultural lands near County Road 18.3 Bridge.
7 Minor agricultural flooding occurs. Water overtops the tallest banks along the river channel.
5 The river is bankfull. Water spills over the lowest banks near the County Road 18.3 Bridge.
(1) Looking Upstream - River Stage 2.96 Feet
(2) Looking Downstream - River Stage 2.96 Feet

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