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Paint River at Crystal Falls Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.72 ft at 12:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 1:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.75 ft at 2:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 3:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 5:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.76 ft at 6:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 8:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 9:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 11:00PM Dec 15, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 12:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 1:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 2:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 3:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 4:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 5:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.89 ft at 6:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 7:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 8:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 9:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 10:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 11:00AM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 12:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.92 ft at 1:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 2:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 3:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 5:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 9:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 10:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:00PM Dec 16, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 12:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 9:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 11:00AM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 12:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 4:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 8:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 9:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 10:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 11:00PM Dec 17, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 12:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 1:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 2:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 3:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 4:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 5:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 6:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.07 ft at 7:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 9:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 10:00AM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 2:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.08 ft at 4:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.09 ft at 5:00PM Dec 18, 2014Highest Observation: 3.1 ft at 6:00PM Dec 18, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 1:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 2:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 4:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 5:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.05 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 5:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.06 ft at 8:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 9:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.04 ft at 10:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 11:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 12:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 2:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 3:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 4:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 5:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 6:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 8:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 9:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 10:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 11:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 12:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 3:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 4:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 5:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 6:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 8:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 9:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 10:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 11:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 12:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 2:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 3:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 4:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.97 ft at 5:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 2.99 ft at 6:00AM Dec 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00PM Dec 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00PM Dec 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 12:00AM Dec 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.9 ft 6:00AM Dec 24, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00PM Dec 24, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 24, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00PM Dec 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 25, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 26, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 6:00AM Dec 26, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00PM Dec 26, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 6:00PM Dec 26, 2014Forecast: 2.8 ft 12:00AM Dec 27, 2014Forecast: 2.7 ft 6:00AM Dec 27, 2014CRYM4(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (11:00AM Dec 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:44AM Dec 22)Latest observed value: 2.99 ft at 6:00 AM CST 22-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 7 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Paint River at Crystal Falls are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 9.82 ft on 04/25/1960
(2) 9.53 ft on 04/17/2002
(3) 9.45 ft on 07/02/1953
(4) 8.08 ft on 05/08/1975
(5) 7.95 ft on 04/22/1985
(6) 7.94 ft on 05/07/1950
(7) 7.89 ft on 04/26/1996
(8) 7.76 ft on 04/22/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.05 ft on 04/27/2009 (P)
(2) 5.98 ft on 04/20/2008
(3) 4.51 ft on 03/28/2007
(4) 5.72 ft on 05/14/2006
(5) 5.29 ft on 04/22/2005
(6) 7.76 ft on 04/22/2004
(7) 7.37 ft on 05/15/2003
(8) 9.53 ft on 04/17/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.30 ft on 10/29/1950
(2) 0.89 ft on 11/01/1947

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7 5600 - cfs - Waterfront park areas near the M-69 bridge and low lying areas along the river in Crystal Falls become inundated
5.5 3500 - cfs - River exceeds bankfull stage
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(1) Bridge Downstream from Dam During High Flow
(2) Downstream from Bridge During High Flow
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Latitude: 46.105833° N, Longitude: 88.334722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 7 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 1306.1 ft 1313.1 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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