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Tonawanda Creek at Rapids Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 8:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 9:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 10:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:15PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:45PM Nov 20, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 12:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:31AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:00AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:15AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:30AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:45AM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 1:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 1:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 2:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 3:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 4:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 4:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 5:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.56 ft at 6:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 6:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 7:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 8:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 9:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 9:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 10:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 10:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:00PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:15PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:30PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.62 ft at 11:45PM Nov 21, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 5:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 6:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 7:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 8:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 9:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 10:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:00AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:15AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:30AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 11:45AM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 12:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 1:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 2:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 4:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 5:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 6:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 7:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 8:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 9:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 10:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:00PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:15PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:30PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 11:45PM Nov 22, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 12:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 1:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.64 ft at 2:16AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 2:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 3:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 3:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.66 ft at 4:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 5:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 5:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.68 ft at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.69 ft at 6:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 6:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.7 ft at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 7:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.71 ft at 7:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 7:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.73 ft at 8:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 8:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.75 ft at 9:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 9:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.77 ft at 10:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 10:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.79 ft at 10:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 11:00AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.81 ft at 11:15AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:30AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.82 ft at 11:45AM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.84 ft at 12:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.85 ft at 12:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 12:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.87 ft at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 1:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.89 ft at 1:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.9 ft at 1:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.92 ft at 2:16PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 2:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 2:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 3:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 4:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 4:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.04 ft at 5:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 5:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.06 ft at 5:45PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 6:00PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.09 ft at 6:15PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.1 ft at 6:30PM Nov 23, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 6:45PM Nov 23, 2014Highest Observation: 2.12 ft at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 1:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 7:00AM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 3 ft 1:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Forecast: 4.1 ft 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 4.8 ft 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 5.4 ft 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 5.9 ft 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Forecast: 6.4 ft 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 6.9 ft 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014RAPN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:01PM Nov 23, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:07AM Nov 23)Latest observed value: 2.12 ft at 7:00 PM EST 23-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Impact statements listed below may not be representative during times of ice jam flooding.

NOTE: Please report ice jams to local authorities.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Tonawanda Creek at Rapids are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 16.96 ft on 04/01/1960
(2) 16.38 ft on 02/26/1985
(3) 15.91 ft on 03/07/1979
(4) 15.46 ft on 01/25/1957
(5) 15.33 ft on 01/10/1998
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.13 ft on 12/24/2013
(2) 13.60 ft on 03/11/2009
(3) 14.38 ft on 02/15/2009
(4) 14.73 ft on 12/30/2008
(5) 14.17 ft on 03/17/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 08/03/1999
(2) 1.10 ft on 09/03/1995
(3) 1.40 ft on 06/15/1999
(4) 1.50 ft on 07/15/1998

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16 Major flood, considerable residential flooding in most of North Clarence, North Amherst, Royalton, and Newstead. Widespread road closures. Ransom Oaks area in East Amherst is inundated with backwater into Ransom, Mud, Beeman, and other small creeks. Residential flooding and widespread road closures along the creek from North Amherst to the Alabama Swamps.
14 Moderate flood, some residential flooding with widespread road closures in North Clarence, east into Newstead and Royalton. Water begins to back up into smaller creeks such as Ransom, Black, Beeman, Gott, and Mud Creeks. Flooding in some low lying areas along Tonawanda Creek Road, Rapids Road, and Wolcott Road, with widespread farmland flooding.
12 Flood stage, lowland flooding of farm areas along Tonawanda Creek between Rapids and the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. Flooding may impact Fletcher, Burdick, Kirby, and Tonawanda Creek Roads.
10 Action stage, some impact to low lying roads in Royalton and Newstead, possibly impacting Fletcher and Burdick Roads.
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Latitude: 43.093056° N, Longitude: 78.636389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 571.190002441406 ft 583.190002441406 ft  

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