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Tonawanda Creek at Rapids Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 7:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 8:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 9:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 10:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 6:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 2:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 3:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.43 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 8:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 9:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 10:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 10:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.6 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.61 ft at 11:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.63 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.65 ft at 12:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.67 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.69 ft at 12:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.72 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.74 ft at 1:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.76 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.78 ft at 1:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.8 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.83 ft at 2:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.86 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.88 ft at 2:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.91 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 3:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.03 ft at 4:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.05 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.08 ft at 4:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.11 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.13 ft at 5:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.16 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.18 ft at 5:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.2 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.23 ft at 6:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.25 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.28 ft at 6:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.3 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.33 ft at 7:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.35 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.37 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.4 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.42 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.45 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.47 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.49 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.51 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.53 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.55 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.57 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.59 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.6 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2014Highest Observation: 2.91 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Highest Observation: 2.91 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 11:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 12:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:45PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:00PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:15PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:30PM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:45PM Jul 29, 2014Highest Observation: 2.91 ft at 2:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 3.2 ft 8:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 2:00AM Jul 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 4 ft 8:00AM Jul 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 4 ft 2:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 8:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 3.5 ft 2:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 3.1 ft 8:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 2:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 2.6 ft 8:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 2:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 2.3 ft 8:00AM Aug 01, 2014RAPN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:46PM Jul 29, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:31AM Jul 29)Latest observed value: 2.91 ft at 2:00 PM EDT 29-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:16
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical 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.

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...THERE IS WIDESPREAD FLOODING IN MOST OF NORTH CLARENCE AND NORTH AMHERST, ROYALTON, AND NEWSTEAD ALONG WITH MANY ROAD CLOSURES, INCLUDING MILLERSPORT HIGHWAY AND TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD. RANSOM OAKS AREA IN EAST AMHERST IS INUNDATED WITH BACKWATER INTO RANSOM, MUD, BEEMAN AND OTHER SMALL CREEKS. THERE IS SERIOUS FLOODING UPSTREAM INTO THE ALABAMA SWAMPS.
14 MODERATE FLOOD...THERE ARE MANY ROAD CLOSURES FROM NORTH CLARENCE EAST INTO NEWSTEAD AND ROYALTON INCLUDING TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD, AND RAPIDS ROAD. BACKWATER FLOODING BEGINS INTO NORTH AMHERST ON SMALLER CREEKS SUCH AS RANSOM, BLACK, BEEMAN, AND MUD CREEKS. THERE IS ALSO CONSIDERABLE FARMLAND FLOODING.
12 FLOOD STAGE...THERE IS LOWLAND FLOODING OF FARM AREAS AND SOME ROAD CLOSURES SUCH AS FLETCHER, BURDICK, KIRBY AND TONAWANDA CREEK ROAD.
10 ACTION STAGE...NO REAL FLOODING...BUT WATER RISES ONTO SOME LOW LYING ROADS IN ROYALTON AND NEWSTEAD SUCH AS FLETCHER AND BURDICK.
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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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