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Elk creek near Drain Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 1.53 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 10:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 12:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 1:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 2:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 3:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 4:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Highest Observation: 1.58 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.57 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.55 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.54 ft at 3:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 4:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.53 ft at 5:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 6:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.52 ft at 7:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 8:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.51 ft at 9:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 9:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 10:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 11:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 12:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.5 ft at 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 1:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 2:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.49 ft at 3:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 4:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 4:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 5:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.48 ft at 5:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 6:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 7:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 8:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 9:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.47 ft at 10:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 10:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:00AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 11:30AM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 12:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 1:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 2:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 3:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 4:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 4:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 5:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.46 ft at 5:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 6:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 7:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 8:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 8:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 9:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 9:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 10:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 10:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 11:00PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 11:30PM Apr 19, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 12:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.45 ft at 1:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 2:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 3:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 4:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.44 ft at 5:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 5:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 6:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 7:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 8:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 9:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.42 ft at 10:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 11:00AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 11:30AM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 12:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 12:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 1:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 2:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 3:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 3:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.41 ft at 4:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 4:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 5:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 5:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 6:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 7:30PM Apr 20, 2014Observed: 1.4 ft at 8:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 11:00PM Apr 20, 2014Forecast: 1.4 ft 5:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 1.39 ft 11:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 1.42 ft 5:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 1.62 ft 11:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 2.04 ft 5:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 1.79 ft 11:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 1.79 ft 5:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 1.89 ft 11:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 1.79 ft 5:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 1.71 ft 11:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 1.72 ft 5:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 1.65 ft 11:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 1.91 ft 5:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 1.94 ft 11:00AM Apr 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.12 ft 5:00PM Apr 24, 2014Douglas County Natural ResourcesECDO3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (9:30PM Apr 20, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 12:13PM Apr 20)Latest observed value: 1.4 ft at 8:00 PM PDT 20-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Gauge awaiting repair - automated readings are not available at this time.

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

Historical 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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Currently none available.
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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)
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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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