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Elk creek near Drain Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 3:00PM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 3:30PM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 4:00PM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 4:30PM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 5:00PM Mar 02, 2015Highest Observation: 1.6 ft at 5:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 6:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 7:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 8:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 9:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.59 ft at 10:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:00PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 11:30PM Mar 02, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 12:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.58 ft at 1:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.57 ft at 3:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 4:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 5:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.55 ft at 6:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 7:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 8:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 8:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 9:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 9:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:00AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 11:30AM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.53 ft at 12:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 1:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 1:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 2:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.52 ft at 3:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 4:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 4:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 5:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 6:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 7:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 8:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30PM Mar 03, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 2:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 2:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 3:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 4:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 5:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.5 ft at 6:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 6:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 7:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 8:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 8:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 9:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 9:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.49 ft at 10:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:00AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 11:30AM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 12:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.48 ft at 1:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 2:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 3:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 3:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 4:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 5:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.47 ft at 7:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 7:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 8:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 9:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 9:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:00PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:30PM Mar 04, 2015Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 2:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 3:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 4:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.45 ft at 4:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 6:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 7:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.44 ft at 8:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:00AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 11:30AM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:00PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 12:30PM Mar 05, 2015Observed: 1.42 ft at 1:00PM Mar 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.44 ft 4:00PM Mar 05, 2015Highest Forecast: 1.44 ft 10:00PM Mar 05, 2015Forecast: 1.43 ft 4:00AM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 1.43 ft 10:00AM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 1.42 ft 4:00PM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 1.42 ft 10:00PM Mar 06, 2015Forecast: 1.41 ft 4:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 1.41 ft 10:00AM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 1.4 ft 4:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 1.4 ft 10:00PM Mar 07, 2015Forecast: 1.4 ft 5:00AM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 1.39 ft 11:00AM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 1.39 ft 5:00PM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 1.39 ft 11:00PM Mar 08, 2015Forecast: 1.38 ft 5:00AM Mar 09, 2015Forecast: 1.38 ft 11:00AM Mar 09, 2015Douglas County Natural ResourcesECDO3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (2:30PM Mar 5, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 7:27AM Mar 5)Latest observed value: 1.42 ft at 1:00 PM PST 5-Mar-2015. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Elk creek near Drain are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 23.70 ft on 02/10/1961
(2) 21.32 ft on 01/19/1964
(3) 20.26 ft on 11/23/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.38 ft on 11/20/2012
(2) 15.48 ft on 03/22/2012
(3) 15.55 ft on 01/19/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
Zoom Level:16
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18 Widespread flooding of low lands and structures at this stage.
16.5 Homes in the city of drain begin to flood.
16 At this stage low land flooding begins.
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Latitude: 43.640833° N, Longitude: 123.298333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 305.955 ft 321.955 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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