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Tonawanda Creek at Rapids Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.58 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 10:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 10:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 10:45AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 11:15AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 11:30AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 11:45AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 12:15PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 12:30PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 12:45PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 1:15PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 1:30PM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 5.59 ft at 1:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:16PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 2:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.58 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.57 ft at 3:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 3:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 3:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.56 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 4:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 4:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.55 ft at 4:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.54 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.51 ft at 6:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.5 ft at 6:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.49 ft at 6:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.48 ft at 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.46 ft at 7:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.44 ft at 8:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.43 ft at 8:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.42 ft at 8:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.4 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.34 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.32 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.3 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.28 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 5.25 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:16AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.96 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.9 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.88 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.86 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.84 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.74 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.7 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.67 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.64 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.62 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.57 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.55 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.52 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.48 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.46 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.44 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.41 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.38 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.34 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.32 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.29 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.27 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.25 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.22 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.2 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.18 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.16 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.12 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.1 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.08 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.06 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.04 ft at 2:16PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4.02 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 4 ft at 2:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.98 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.95 ft at 3:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.93 ft at 3:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.91 ft at 3:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.89 ft at 4:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.87 ft at 4:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.84 ft at 4:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.82 ft at 4:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.81 ft at 5:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.79 ft at 5:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.76 ft at 5:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.75 ft at 5:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.73 ft at 6:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.71 ft at 6:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.69 ft at 6:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.67 ft at 6:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.66 ft at 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.64 ft at 7:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.62 ft at 7:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.59 ft at 8:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.56 ft at 8:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 8:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.53 ft at 9:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.51 ft at 9:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.49 ft at 9:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.48 ft at 9:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.46 ft at 10:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.45 ft at 10:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 10:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 10:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 11:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 11:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 11:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 11:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 12:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 12:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 12:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 12:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.3 ft at 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 1:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.28 ft at 1:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.27 ft at 1:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.26 ft at 2:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 2:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 2:16AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 2:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.21 ft at 3:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.2 ft at 3:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.19 ft at 3:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.18 ft at 3:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.18 ft at 4:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.16 ft at 4:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.16 ft at 4:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.15 ft at 4:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 5:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 5:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.12 ft at 5:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.11 ft at 5:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 6:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 6:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 7:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 7:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 7:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 8:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 8:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 9:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 9:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 9:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 10:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 12:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 1:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:16PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 3:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.85 ft at 3:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 4:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 4:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 4:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 4:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 5:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 5:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 6:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 6:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 7:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 7:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 8:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 8:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 9:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 9:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 9:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 10:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 11:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 11:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 12:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 12:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 1:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 2:16AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 2:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 2:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 3:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 3:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 3:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 5:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 6:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 8:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 9:00AM Dec 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.6 ft 1:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00PM Dec 22, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 7:00AM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 2.5 ft 1:00PM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 7:00PM Dec 23, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 1:00AM Dec 24, 2014Forecast: 2.4 ft 7:00AM Dec 24, 2014RAPN6(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:46AM Dec 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:56AM Dec 21)Latest observed value: 2.62 ft at 9:00 AM EST 22-Dec-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.

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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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(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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