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Tonawanda Creek at Rapids Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:16AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 4:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM May 27, 2015Highest Observation: 1.46 ft at 5:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 9:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 10:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:15AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 11:45AM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:15PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:16PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:30PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:45PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 4:00PM May 27, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 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2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:00AM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:15AM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:30AM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 11:45AM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 12:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 1:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:15PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:30PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 2:45PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:00PM May 29, 2015Observed: 1.43 ft at 3:16PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 8:00AM May 31, 2015Forecast: 1.5 ft 2:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 1.6 ft 8:00PM May 31, 2015Forecast: 1.6 ft 2:00AM Jun 01, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.7 ft 8:00AM Jun 01, 2015RAPN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:16PM May 29, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 10:48AM May 29)Latest observed value: 1.43 ft at 3:16 PM EDT 29-May-2015. 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
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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(gauge height = flood stage)
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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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