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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Little Cottonwood Creek at Jordan River are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 1.099
Moderate Flood Flow: 0.944
Flood Flow: 0.799
Action Flow: 0.664
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.29 ft on 05/30/2005
(2) 5.10 ft on 06/05/2008
(3) 5.00 ft on 06/09/2006
(4) 4.90 ft on 06/20/2009
(5) 4.60 ft on 07/26/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 0.00 ft on 06/07/2010
(2) 4.90 ft on 06/20/2009
(3) 5.10 ft on 06/05/2008
(4) 4.60 ft on 07/26/2006
(5) 5.00 ft on 06/09/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 12/16/2002
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6.7 At 6.7 ft, major flooding will occur throughout the town of Murray to structures adjacent to the creek. These areas include Murray Park, buildings near the Willows condos, State Street in the northbound lanes, and Wheeler Farm. Many structures will initially receive major bank erosion, leading to severe structural damage depending on the length of the flood. Flooding is also anticipated in Little Cottonwood Canyon, including footbridges, campgrounds, and trails in the canyon.
6.2 At 6.2 ft, moderate flooding is forecasted to affect Murray Park and structures abutting the park. This also includes flooding of State St. at the park with ponding of water in the northbound lane. Many structures adjacent to the creek through the town of Murray will initially experience severe bank erosion, and in some cases lead to major structural damage due to undercutting of foundations.
5.7 At 5.7 ft, minor flooding will begin at Murray Park and State St. at the park. Ponding of water will affect traffic in the northbound lanes in this area. Additionally, bank erosion will begin and depending on the length of the flood, may lead to major structural damage due to bank undercutting. Areas up and downstream of Murray Park will experience flooded roads and parking lots.

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