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Elk creek near Drain Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 32.93 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2015Highest Observation: 32.93 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2015Highest Observation: 32.93 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2015Highest Observation: 32.93 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2015Highest Observation: 32.93 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 8:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 9:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 10:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 11:30AM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1.01 ft at 12:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 1 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 2:30AM May 27, 2015Observed: 0.99 ft at 3:00AM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 0.99 ft 5:00AM May 27, 2015Highest Forecast: 0.99 ft 11:00AM May 27, 2015Forecast: 0.98 ft 5:00PM May 27, 2015Forecast: 0.98 ft 11:00PM May 27, 2015Forecast: 0.98 ft 5:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 0.98 ft 11:00AM May 28, 2015Forecast: 0.97 ft 5:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 0.97 ft 11:00PM May 28, 2015Forecast: 0.97 ft 5:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 0.97 ft 11:00AM May 29, 2015Forecast: 0.97 ft 5:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 0.96 ft 11:00PM May 29, 2015Forecast: 0.96 ft 5:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 0.96 ft 11:00AM May 30, 2015Forecast: 0.96 ft 5:00PM May 30, 2015Forecast: 0.95 ft 11:00PM May 30, 2015Douglas County Natural ResourcesECDO3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (4:30AM May 27, 2015)ObservedForecast (issued 9:44AM May 26)Latest observed value: 0.99 ft at 3:00 AM PDT 27-May-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
Reference Frame
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
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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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