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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Colorado Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the San Francisco River at Clifton are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - below Glenwood Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 24
Action Stage: 22
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.50 ft on 12/03/1906
(2) 29.72 ft on 10/02/1983
(3) 29.70 ft on 02/21/1891
(4) 29.70 ft on 11/27/1905
(5) 29.00 ft on 10/13/1916
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.21 ft on 01/29/2008
(2) 23.52 ft on 02/12/2005
(3) 22.28 ft on 10/23/2000
(4) 21.51 ft on 01/05/1995
(5) 19.82 ft on 02/20/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 9.10 ft on 06/21/1971
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28 Major flood stage (60,700 cfs). Railroad and highway 191 bridges overtopped. Water close to half way up clifton levee. Leveee should be monitored for any breaches or piping of water through it.
26 Moderate flood stages (43,300 cfs). Bottom of highway 191 bridge reached. Back-ups further upstream possible with flooding in north clifton and eastside likely. Motel, church, and old railroad station on west bank and homes on east bank threatened.
24 Minor flood stage (30,000 cfs). Water appoaches bottom of railroad bridge and debris may build up. Highway 191 bridge likely closed. Possible precautionary evacuations for north clifton and eastside, including the north clifton rv park.
22 Bankfull stage (22,000 cfs)

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