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Talkeetna River at Railroad Bridge Stage (ft)Observed: 3.12 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2017Observed: 2.8 ft at 9:00AM Apr 25, 2017Highest Observation: 3.84 ft at 8:00AM Apr 28, 2017TKTA2(plotting HGIRV) Graph Created (10:31AM Apr 30, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.84 ft at 8:00 AM AKDT 28-Apr-2017. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Talkeetna River at Railroad Bridge 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: 15.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.55 ft on 10/11/1986
(2) 15.65 ft on 09/21/2012
(3) 13.82 ft on 08/19/2006
(4) 13.30 ft on 08/02/1981
(5) 12.70 ft on 07/16/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.44 ft on 09/13/2016 (P)
(2) 11.07 ft on 09/29/2015 (P)
(3) 11.14 ft on 06/26/2014 (P)
(4) 12.48 ft on 06/02/2013 (P)
(5) 15.65 ft on 09/21/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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14 Water can potentially start to flow onto Beaver Rd and F St in NE Talkeetna. There are some dikes along the bank in locations but as in 2006, they can be breached.
13 HIGH WATER DURING TWO EVENTS IN JULY OF 2003, WATER CRAWLED INTO THE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE END OF THE DIKE AT THE MOUTH OF THE TALKEETNA RIVER. GAGE ZERO SET TO 332.91 ON 4/28/04.
9.69 High water level -- Class IV+ whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
8.19 Medium water level -- Class IV whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
6.2 Low water level -- Class IV- whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
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Latitude: 62.326667° N, Longitude: 150.122778° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 332.91 ft 345.91 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available 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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