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Pend Oreille River below Albeni Falls Dam River Discharge (kcfs)Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 30.1 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.7 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.7 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.7 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.7 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.8 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.8 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.8 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.5 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 7:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29.2 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 17, 2014Observed: 29 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.8 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.6 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.4 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.4 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.4 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.3 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 29.4 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.9 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.6 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.6 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 7:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.6 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 18, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.9 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.4 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.2 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.2 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.2 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.3 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.2 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.1 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.2 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 22.5 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 23.4 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 24.1 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.2 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.3 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.4 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 24.6 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.4 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.5 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.6 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.6 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 7:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 24.9 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.3 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 8:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 3:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 6:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 9:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 24.8 kcfs at 10:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 24.8 kcfs at 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 24.8 kcfs at 12:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 24.8 kcfs at 1:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 25.1 kcfs at 2:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 25.2 kcfs at 3:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 4:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 25 kcfs at 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 24.6 kcfs at 6:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 24.8 kcfs at 7:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 19.54 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 19.5 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 19.46 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 19.42 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 19.38 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 19.34 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 19.3 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 19.26 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 19.22 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 19.18 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 19.14 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 19.1 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 19.06 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 19.02 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 21.16 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 20.82 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.51 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 20.2 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 19.86 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Forecast: 19.55 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 19.26 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 18.99 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 18.73 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 18.53 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 18.36 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 18.22 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 18.06 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 17.95 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014ALFW1(plotting QRIRR) Graph Created (8:15AM Jul 24, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:44AM Jul 23)Latest observed value: 24.8 kcfs at 7:00 AM PDT 24-Jul-2014. Flood Flow is 95 kcfs
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NOTE: Real-time elevation data for the Pend Oreille River at Cusick, WA can be found on the Pend Oreille Public Utility District website.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Pend Oreille River below Albeni Falls Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow:130
Moderate Flood Flow:120
Flood Flow:95
Action Flow:85

Historical Crests
(1) 200,000 cfs on 06/01/1894
(2) 167,000 cfs on 06/01/1948 (P)
(3) 136,400 cfs on 06/12/1972
(4) 133,600 cfs on 06/23/1974
(5) 132,000 cfs on 06/05/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1,280 cfs on 09/01/1961
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138200 Peak flow during the 1997 flood event, June 5th-7th (calculated dam outflow). Corresponding peak at the Cusick gage in 1997 was 2049.9 feet. Extensive flooding throughout the Pend Oreille River Valley from Oldtown to Box Canyon Dam. Flooding of Ione Park and boat launch. Extensive flooding of homes in low-lying areas along the River. Pow Wow Grounds at Usk inundated. Access to Sandy Shores development inundated. Boat launch at Oldtown inundated.
135000 This flow corresponds approximately to 2049 feet (river rising 6/2/1997) to 2049.5 feet (river receding 6/11/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
130000 Several portions of Le Clerc Road will be underwater. This flow corresponds approximately to 2048.5 feet (river rising 6/1/1997) to 2049 feet (river receding 6/15/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records. Flooding of many homes in the Riverbend, Sandy Shores, and Sunvale Acres areas.
125000 This flow corresponds approximately to 2047 feet (river rising 5/19/1997) to 2048 feet (river falling 6/18/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
120000 Water will begin to cover portions of Deeter, Sandy Shores, McCloud Creek, and Yergens Roads. Flooding of homes and structures on Riverbend Loop Road, Yergens Road, Bear Paw Road, Davis Road, Sandy Shores neighborhood, near Deeter Road, near the Out Post Resort, and other locations. Some flooding of the Pow Wow grounds at Usk. This flow corresponds approximately to 2046 feet (river rising May 18-19, 1997) to 2047.5 feet (river receding 6/21/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
115000 Water will be over portions of Davis and Yergens Roads. Many low-lying private drives will be flooded. This flow corresponds approximately to 2045 feet (river rising 5/18/1997) to 2047 feet (river receding 6/22/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
110000 This flow corresponds approximately to 2044 feet (river rising 5/17/1997) to 2046 feet (river receding 6/23/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
105000 Water will be over the South end of Riverbend Loop Road.
100000 Beehive Lane and Bear Paw Dr will be flooded at low spots. Water will be up to several homes on Yergens Rd, Riverbend Loop Road, and on Highway 20 near Deeter Road. Water will be up to the south end of Riverbend Loop Road. Many yards, outbuildings, and recreational sites along the river between Newport and Ione will be flooded. This flow corresponds approximately to 2042.5 feet (river rising 5/16/1997) to 2045 feet (river receding 6/24/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
98500 Water will be into many yards along the river and approaching some homes on SR 20 near Deeter Road. Creeks that outlet into the river will begin to backup, filling low lying areas and roadside ditches. This flow corresponds to approximately 42.8 feet at the Cusick gage, based on the 2008 recorded peak.
90000 This flow corresponds approximately to 2041 feet (river rising 5/15/1997) to 2044 feet (river receding 6/25/1997) at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
85000 This flow corresponds to approximately 2041 feet at the Cusick gage, depending on downstream flow conditions. 2041 feet at the Cusick gage is the stage at which Pend Oreille County enacts their no-wake ordinance on the River.
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Latitude: 48.178889° N, Longitude: 116.999722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
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