Republican River Flood of 1935
A Closer Look at
Amount of Rain Measured - 1.55 to 4 inches
Time Flood Impacted Cope - 3 a.m. Central
River Crest at Cope- 3:15 a.m Central
River Width at Cope-
"The main flood on the Arikaree River originated some distance west of Cope, Colo., where a heavy rain started at 6 p.m. May 30. The river started to rise shortly afterward and continued to rise slowly until about 3 a.m., then rose 4 inches in 15 minutes to its crest of about 6 feet. The discharge was 25,000 second-feet. At this time the water was 1 ½ feet deep in the main street of Cope, but by early forenoon the river was back in its banks." From Follensbee and Spiegel, 1937, pg. 32.
River Flow Graphs