Cave Creek near Cave Creek - ID # 4918

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GAGE ID HISTORY

ID Elevation of
Instrument
in Gage Height
Elevation of
Instrument
in Datum
Period
       
4918 0.00 feet 1,801.90 feet NAVD88 10/30/2013 -- Current
4918 0.80 feet 1,802.68 feet NAVD88 07/12/2006 -- 09/08/2013
4918 0.90 feet 1,802.78 feet NAVD88 11/03/1998 -- 07/12/2006
4918 0.40 feet 1,802.28 feet NAVD88 10/01/1998 -- 11/03/1998
4918 0.90 feet 1,802.78 feet NAVD88 10/01/1997 -- 09/30/1998
4918 0.80 feet 1,802.68 feet NAVD88 05/27/1994 -- 09/30/1997

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SITE DATA

STATUS Active
LOCATION About 1 mile south of Carefree Highway
DRAINAGE AREA 123.4 mi2
STREAM TYPE Natural Stream
JURISDICTION Phoenix, Arizona
WATERSHED Cave Creek
SECTION/TOWNSHIP/RANGE S12 T5N R3E
LATITUDE N 33° 47' 09.0"  |  +33.78582
LONGITUDE W 112° 00' 26.1"  |  -112.00726
ARIZONA STATE PLANE E 672443  |  N 1013430
USGS QUAD SHEET New River SE 7.5-Minute
STREAMGAGE INSTALLATION DATE 05/27/1994 - WY 1994 (USGS gaged since 1958)
PERIOD OF AVAILABLE DATA RECORD 05/27/1994 - Current
LENGTH OF AVAILABLE DATA RECORD (AS OF 06/01/2019) 25.01 Years | 9,136 Days
GAPS (> 2 DAYS) IN RECORD 11/30/2009 - 06/16/2010 | 09/08/2013 - 10/28/2013
STAGE GAGE TYPE Pressure Transducer
STAGE GAGE ELEVATION 0.00 feet Gage Height
STAFF GAGES 0
CREST STAGE GAGES 1
ZERO GAGE HEIGHT ELEVATION 1,801.90 feet NAVD 1988
POINT OF ZERO FLOW 0.00 feet Gage Height
EXTREME FOR PERIOD OF RECORD (FCD) 15,850 cfs | 10.65 feet | 08/19/2014
EXTREME FOR PERIOD OF RECORD (USGS) 13,800 cfs | 10.7 feet | 01/08/1993

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BRIEF RATING

Current Rating = #3 - Applied since 11/03/1998
Elevation
feet
Gage Height
Elevation
feet
NAVD88
Discharge
(cfs)
0.00 1,801.90 0
1.00 1,802.90 172
2.00 1,803.90 530
3.00 1,804.90 1,130
4.00 1,805.90 2,000
5.00 1,806.90 3,200
6.00 1,807.90 4,800
7.00 1,808.90 6,600
8.00 1,809.90 8,675
9.00 1,810.90 11,000
10.00 1,811.90 13,840
11.00 1,812.90 17,000

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WATER YEAR PEAKS

Water
Year
Peak
Gage Height
(feet)
Peak
Discharge
(cfs)
Date of
Peak
Note: Peaks from 1994 forward are FCDMC. Peaks prior are USGS.
2020      
2019      
2018      
2017 3.64 1,659 02/28/2017
2016 1.40 295 10/20/2015
2015 None 0 None
2014 10.65 15,848 08/19/2014
2013 2.25 649 07/21/2013
2012 2.85 1,017 08/23/2012
2011 1.28 270 10/05/2010
2010 11.20 15,000 01/21/2010
2009 3.00 1,130 02/10/2009
2008 6.28 5,270 01/27/2008
2007 4.90 3,070 07/31/2007
2006 4.45 2,512 07/30/2006
2005 6.96 6,500 09/03/2005
2004 1.20 256 03/05/2004
2003 1.82 463 08/14/2003
2002 None 0 None
2001 2.12 590 10/24/2000
2000 None 0 None
1999 1.65 393 07/15/1999
1998 2.88 1,040 03/28/1998
1997 1.35 279 02/28/1997
1996 1.65 332 09/06/1996
1995 5.12 3,383 01/05/1995
1994 Data Unavailable 132 10/07/1993
1993 Data Unavailable 13,800 01/08/1993
1992 Data Unavailable 4,680 08/22/1992
1991 Data Unavailable 4,780 03/01/1991
1990 Data Unavailable 1,900 07/24/1990
1989 Data Unavailable 0 None
1988 Data Unavailable 170 08/21/1988
1987 Data Unavailable 0 None
1986 Data Unavailable 1,350 07/22/1986
1985 Data Unavailable 910 12/27/1984
1984 Data Unavailable 148 08/09/1984
1983 Data Unavailable 1,420 03/03/1983
1982 Data Unavailable 1,200 10/02/1981
1981 Data Unavailable 0 None
1980 Data Unavailable Data Unavailable Data Unavailable
1979 Data Unavailable 6,900 12/18/1978
1978 Data Unavailable 7,500 03/02/1978
1977 Data Unavailable 0 None
1976 Data Unavailable 1,260 02/09/1976
1975 Data Unavailable 856 11/02/1974
1974 Data Unavailable 1,390 08/05/1974
1973 Data Unavailable 3,950 10/19/1972
1972 Data Unavailable 3,950 07/17/1972
1971 Data Unavailable 364 08/04/1971
1970 Data Unavailable 2,700 09/05/1970
1969 Data Unavailable 0 None
1968 Data Unavailable 12,400 12/19/1967
1967 Data Unavailable 1,800 09/06/1967
1966 Data Unavailable 6,000 12/22/1965
1965 Data Unavailable 610 07/16/1965
1964 Data Unavailable 3,120 08/02/1964
1963 Data Unavailable 1,510 08/06/1963
1962 Data Unavailable 280 12/16/1961
1961 Data Unavailable 696 09/17/1961
1960 Data Unavailable 8,570 10/29/1959
1959 Data Unavailable 3,590 08/05/1959
1958 Data Unavailable 5,680 09/12/1958

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RUNOFF EVENT HISTORY

Date of
Peak
Time of
Peak
Runoff
Start
Runoff
End
Duration
(hours)
Peak
Stage
(feet GH)
Peak
Discharge
(CFS)
Water
Year
View a Plot of These Data
               
03/13/2019 11:29 03/13/2019 11:02 03/13/2019 18:00 7.0 2.14 594 2019
02/15/2019 03:28 02/15/2019 03:27 02/15/2019 09:39 6.2 1.42 302 2019
02/06/2019 04:33 02/06/2019 04:31 02/06/2019 11:40 7.2 2.82 992 2019
10/07/2018 05:52 10/07/2018 05:52 10/07/2018 08:45 2.9 1.81 450 2019
10/02/2018 20:44 10/02/2018 19:52 10/03/2018 00:00 4.1 2.06 557 2019
10/02/2018 11:43 10/02/2018 11:19 10/02/2018 15:14 3.9 2.16 603 2019
08/24/2018 21:30 08/24/2018 21:28 08/24/2018 22:14 0.8 1.34 275 2018
08/23/2018         3.24 1,554 2018
06/16/2018 17:14 06/16/2018 17:13 06/16/2018 18:19 1.1 1.69 402 2018
02/28/2017 10:43 02/28/2017 05:13 02/28/2017 22:08 16.9 3.64 1,659 2017
02/19/2017 15:10 02/19/2017 13:48 02/19/2017 17:09 3.4 1.15 215; 2017
01/21/2017 05:53 01/21/2017 01:47 01/21/2017 14:50 13.1 3.10 1,206 2017
10/20/2015 07:23 10/20/2015 06:42 10/20/2015 08:51 2.2 1.40 295 2016
09/28/2014 05:16 09/28/2014 05:08 09/28/2014 06:32 1.4 1.80 446 2014
09/08/2014 04:51 09/08/2014 04:46 09/08/2014 11:14 6.5 3.48 1,513 2014
08/19/2014 12:50 08/19/2014 08:19 08/19/2014 19:04 10.8 10.65 15,848 2014
08/12/2014 20:04 08/12/2014 20:02 08/12/2014 21:23 1.4 2.10 575 2014
03/01/2014 19:12 03/01/2014 19:08 03/01/2014 20:17 1.2 1.38 287 2014
07/21/2013 12:24 07/21/2013 12:12 07/21/2013 16:41 4.5 2.25 649 2013
09/11/2012 02:18 09/11/2012 02:16 09/11/2012 03:20 1.1 1.08 203 2012
08/23/2012 04:00 08/23/2012 03:27 08/23/2012 07:21 3.9 2.85 1,017 2012
10/05/2010 17:28 10/05/2010 17:28 10/05/2010 19:39 2.2 1.28 270 2011
01/21/2010   Data Unavailable Data Unavailable   11.20 15,000 2010
02/10/2009 00:49 02/10/2009 00:06 02/10/2009 13:52 13.8 3.00 1,130 2009
12/26/2008 04:57 12/26/2008 03:54 12/26/2008 17:19 13.4 2.80 981 2009
08/25/2008 22:33 08/25/2008 22:16 08/26/2008 00:34 2.3 2.55 804 2008
01/27/2008 19:37 01/27/2008 14:08 01/29/2008 04:32 38.4 6.28 5,270 2008
01/07/2008 15:10 01/07/2008 13:14 01/08/2008 03:23 14.2 2.05 554 2008
12/08/2007 06:26 12/08/2007 03:19 12/08/2007 16:32 13.2 2.45 746 2008
12/01/2007 15:10 12/01/2007 01:05 12/02/2007 05:14 28.2 4.90 3,070 2007
07/31/2007 20:47 07/31/2007 21:07 08/02/2007 09:43 36.6 4.90 3,070 2007
07/23/2007 17:39 07/23/2007 17:08 07/24/2007 02:54 9.8 2.20 626 2007
10/16/2006 11:57 10/16/2006 11:40 10/16/2006 12:10 0.5 1.10 221 2007
10/14/2006 13:08 10/14/2006 11:37 10/16/2006 07:35 44.0 3.08 1,190 2007
09/09/2006 12:37 09/09/2006 09:37 09/09/2006 18:58 9.4 4.74 2,177 2006
09/04/2006 00:45 09/04/2006 00:43 09/04/2006 12:16 11.6 2.40 722 2006
08/30/2006 10:29 08/30/2006 10:28 08/30/2006 11:18 0.8 1.50 330 2006
08/24/2006 14:19 08/24/2006 14:19 08/24/2006 17:34 3.3 1.10 221 2006
08/10/2006 19:53 08/10/2006 19:31 08/14/2006 03:58 80.5 1.77 443 2006
08/08/2006 21:43 08/08/2006 21:37 08/09/2006 16:51 19.2 1.55 351 2006
07/30/2006 03:25 07/30/2006 03:21 07/30/2006 12:21 9.0 4.45 2,512 2006
10/18/2005 17:00 10/18/2005 17:00 10/18/2005 17:46 0.8 1.07 211 2006
09/03/2005 20:54 09/03/2005 18:03 09/03/2005 23:33 5.5 6.95 6,504 2005
08/09/2005 17:36 08/09/2005 17:36 08/10/2005 09:36 16.0 1.42 314 2005
08/02/2005 22:22 08/02/2005 22:22 08/02/2005 23:52 1.5 1.85 473 2005
02/22/2005 20:05 02/22/2005 19:42 02/23/2005 03:36 7.9 1.50 330 2005
02/20/2005 03:05 02/20/2005 02:34 02/20/2005 21:36 19.0 2.00 530 2005
02/19/2005 08:19 02/19/2005 02:17 02/19/2005 23:41 21.4 2.45 746 2005
02/12/2005 03:49 02/11/2005 15:45 02/13/2005 21:36 53.9 4.65 2,754 2005
01/27/2005 09:35 01/27/2005 01:27 01/27/2005 21:35 20.1 2.20 626 2005
01/04/2005 15:18 01/04/2005 13:26 01/05/2005 21:35 32.2 2.60 839 2005
01/03/2005 23:49 01/03/2005 23:39 01/04/2005 09:09 9.5 2.65 874 2005
12/29/2004 17:03 12/29/2004 16:56 12/30/2004 15:35 22.7 3.00 1,130 2005
03/05/2004 05:23 03/05/2004 05:19 03/05/2004 05:45 0.4 1.20 256 2004
08/14/2003 22:13 08/14/2003 22:09 08/14/2003 23:06 1.0 1.82 463 2003
02/27/2003 22:10 02/27/2003 20:40 02/28/2003 01:35 4.9 1.27 278 2003
02/26/2003 19:10 02/26/2003 18:00 02/27/2003 03:30 9.5 1.62 383 2003
02/14/2003 01:11 02/14/2003 00:51 02/14/2003 04:11 3.3 1.77 443 2003
08/14/2001 15:39 08/14/2001 15:37 08/14/2001 16:12 0.6 1.12 231 2001
03/07/2001 22:20 03/07/2001 22:17 03/08/2001 01:59 3.7 1.15 240 2001
01/27/2001 14:06 01/27/2001 13:54 01/27/2001 20:08 6.2 1.20 256 2001
10/30/2000 15:59 10/30/2000 15:57 10/30/2000 20:07 4.2 1.10 221 2001
10/27/2000 14:55 10/27/2000 14:55 10/27/2000 15:19 0.4 1.10 221 2001
10/24/2000 12:50 10/24/2000 11:08 10/24/2000 19:27 8.3 2.12 590 2001
07/23/1999 02:25 07/22/1999 22:29 07/23/1999 03:55 5.4 1.32 291 1999
07/15/1999 08:44 07/15/1999 08:24 07/15/1999 15:15 6.9 1.65 393 1999
07/07/1999 22:00 07/07/1999 21:58 07/07/1999 22:29 0.5 1.25 271 1999
10/26/1998 09:48 10/26/1998 09:45 10/26/1998 09:56 0.2 1.42 306 1999
08/15/1998 21:42 08/15/1998 21:40 08/15/1998 22:06 0.4 2.10 578 1998
02/25/1998 01:20 02/24/1998 21:56 02/25/1998 12:16 14.3 1.96 515 1998
02/15/1998 09:12 02/15/1998 04:27 02/15/1998 17:24 13.0 1.88 484 1998
02/04/1998 18:16 02/04/1998 17:41 02/04/1998 18:16 0.6 1.12 229 1998
09/11/1997 20:43 09/11/1997 20:43 09/11/1997 22:07 1.4 0.96 162 1997
02/28/1997 12:07 02/27/1997 23:10 03/01/1997 12:07 37.0 1.35 279 1997
01/14/1997 06:39 01/14/1997 02:13 01/14/1997 11:48 9.6 1.35 297 1997
01/13/1997 04:56 01/12/1997 23:47 01/13/1997 11:47 12.0 0.93 153 1997
09/06/1996 21:49 09/06/1996 21:42 09/06/1996 22:40 1.0 1.65 332 1996
09/02/1996 03:32 09/02/1996 03:31 09/02/1996 04:00 0.5 1.10 147 1996
08/14/1996 20:10 08/14/1996 19:53 08/14/1996 21:43 1.8 1.55 291 1996
11/01/1995 22:07 11/01/1995 22:02 11/01/1995 23:17 1.3 1.45 254 1996
09/28/1995 04:25 09/28/1995 04:25 09/28/1995 12:55 8.5 3.45 1,500 1995
03/12/1995 08:50 03/11/1995 20:01 03/12/1995 15:20 19.3 1.92 448 1995
03/06/1995 08:30 03/06/1995 07:05 03/06/1995 20:21 13.3 3.70 1,721 1995
02/15/1995 05:05 02/15/1995 02:10 02/15/1995 23:31 21.4 4.72 2,847 1995
01/26/1995 10:49 01/26/1995 08:56 01/27/1995 03:48 18.9 3.60 1,632 1995
01/05/1995 05:11 01/05/1995 02:11 01/06/1995 05:51 27.7 5.12 3,383 1995

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FLOOD FLOW FREQUENCY

Flood Flow Frequency
Based on HECWRC implementation of Bulletin 17B, n=60, through WY 2018 (USGS and FCDMC Data)
Magnitude and Probability of Instantaneous Peak Flow  |  Discharge, in cfs, for indicated Recurrence Interval
***NOTE: Flood Flow Frequency data are for information only and should not be considered valid for regulation***

2-year 5-year 10-year 20-year 50-year 100-year
1,210 3,910 7,100 11,500 19,600 27,800
Flood Flow Frequency
Based on FEMA Flood Insurance Study
Magnitude and Probability of Instantaneous Peak Flow  |  Discharge, in cfs, for indicated Recurrence Interval
100-year (at Carefree Highway)
33,800

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CREST STAGE GAGES

Crest Gage Number Pin Elevation
(Feet, Gage Height)
Additional Information
1 1.82 Located on left bank at old stilling well

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