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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Belle Fourche River at Wyoming-South Dakota State Line 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.33 ft on 05/10/1995
(2) 16.06 ft on 05/23/2011
(3) 15.98 ft on 06/06/2008
(4) 15.74 ft on 03/07/2014
(5) 15.59 ft on 06/18/1962
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.55 ft on 06/28/2018
(2) 11.27 ft on 03/25/2018
(3) 6.80 ft on 06/06/2017
(4) 7.06 ft on 02/19/2017
(5) 5.95 ft on 09/06/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 Major Flood Stage. Extensive flooding along the Belle Fourche River with inundation of structures and roads in Belle Fourche.
16.2 Houses along the Belle Fourche River in Butte County may begin to flood.
16 Moderate flooding of agricultural land. Some inundation of structures and roads along the Belle Fourche River are possible.
15 Minor flooding of low-lying areas.
13 Action stage. Flooding of low lying areas along the river.
Photos
(1) Looking downstream toward USGS rivergage.
(2) USGS rivergage, looking downstream in July 2008. Gage height 4.4 ft, flow about 140 cfs.
(3) USGS rivergage, looking southwest in July 2008.
(4) Looking upstream (west) from the USGS rivergage in July 2008. Gage height 4.4 ft, flow about 140 cfs

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