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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 Wellsville 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: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.40 ft on 06/23/1995
(2) 8.15 ft on 06/20/2015 (P)
(3) 8.12 ft on 06/10/1985
(4) 8.02 ft on 06/12/1980
(5) 7.67 ft on 06/07/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.15 ft on 06/20/2015 (P)
(2) 7.20 ft on 06/06/2014
(3) 7.23 ft on 06/27/2011
(4) 7.67 ft on 06/07/2010
(5) 6.90 ft on 06/27/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 01/12/1963
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16 Flood waters begin to inundate Rincon Recreation Site between Swissvale and Howard just east of mile marker 232
14.5 Flood waters reach the base of the bridge in Cotopaxi
13 Flood waters reach the base of the bridge in Howard and threaten Pleasant Valley RV Park near the bridge
11 Serious inundation of low lying areas along US Highway 50 occurs
10.5 Flood waters rise into low lying areas along US Highway 50
10 Flood waters rise into Four Seasons RV Park in southeast Salida
9 Flood waters begin to inundate Valley Bridge Recreation Site between Howard and Coaldale near mile marker 246. Minor agricultural flooding occurs
8.5 Rising waters begin to threaten Banderas Bunkhouse Motel and RV sites in Howard. Minor overbank flow into low lying areas along the river begins
7 The river is bankfull in spots
(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Downstream

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River stage observations provided by the Colorado Division of Water Resources
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