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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 Salida are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Leadville Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Wellsville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.43 ft on 06/18/2015
(2) 6.97 ft on 06/06/2010
(3) 6.52 ft on 06/20/2008
(4) 6.37 ft on 06/04/2014
(5) 6.28 ft on 07/10/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.43 ft on 06/18/2015
(2) 6.37 ft on 06/04/2014
(3) 6.28 ft on 07/10/2011
(4) 6.97 ft on 06/06/2010
(5) 5.79 ft on 06/27/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.20 ft on 01/01/1997
(2) 2.50 ft on 09/28/2018
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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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13.5 Major Flood. Flood waters are street level at F Street Bridge
10 Major Flood. Water threatens homes along the river
9.5 Moderate Flood. Water begins to flood residential properties in low lying areas upstream of F Street Bridge.
9 Moderate Flood. Waters rise into buildings at F Street Bridge.
8.5 Minor Flood. Water reaches base of F Street Bridge.
8 Minor Flood. Water reaches lowest railroad tracks west of F Street Bridge.
7.5 Action Stage. Water rises over low spots in path under Highway 291 Bridge.
6 Action Stage. Water rises over the road into a farm near the confluence with the South Fork of the Arkansas River.
5.5 The river is bankfull.
Photos
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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River stage observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
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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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