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Knife River (ND) near Hazen Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesHZNN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:45PM May 26, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.74 ft at 1:15 PM CDT 20-May-2017. Flood Stage is 21 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Knife River (ND) near Hazen 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 24
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.79 ft on 03/24/2009
(2) 27.01 ft on 06/24/1966
(3) 26.92 ft on 03/23/1997
(4) 26.30 ft on 03/26/1943
(5) 26.17 ft on 03/15/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.03 ft on 06/02/2013
(2) 5.22 ft on 03/12/2012
(3) 20.97 ft on 04/08/2011
(4) 20.39 ft on 03/31/2010
(5) 27.79 ft on 03/24/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 01/21/1933

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27 Railroad tracks at south end of Hazen will be topped by flood waters. Numerous homes in Beulah are flooded.
26 Water is likely to be on Highway 49 south of Beulah.
25 Town of Beulah takes on water, mainly south of railroad tracks. City of Hazen suffers little damage.
24 Secondary gravel roads will flood. Damage to cropland mostly south of the river.
(1) Knife River near Hazen-upstream view
(2) Downstream View
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Latitude: 47.285278° N, Longitude: 101.621667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1712.35 ft 1733.35 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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