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Chena River at Fairbanks Stage (ft)CHAA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (3:01AM Dec 21, 2014)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Chena River at Fairbanks 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 18.82 ft on 08/15/1967
(2) 14.17 ft on 05/21/1948
(3) 12.64 ft on 05/30/1960
(4) 12.03 ft on 06/04/1964
(5) 11.30 ft on 05/17/1963
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.20 ft on 05/30/2012
(2) 7.80 ft on 07/06/2011
(3) 4.67 ft on 06/15/2010
(4) 9.12 ft on 05/04/2009
(5) 8.73 ft on 08/02/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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Latitude: 64.845833° N, Longitude: 147.701111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 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 NULL NULL 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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CHENA RIVER DOWNTOWN
The US Army Corps of Engineers Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project upstream of Fairbanks regulates flows through downstream Fairbanks to a level not to exceed 12,000 cfs. Unregulated Little Chena River flows can result in flows higher than 12,000 cfs in downtown Fairbanks even with the Chena Project diverting 100% of the Chena River flows at the flood control project to the Tanana River. Low lying areas downstream from the project may experience minor flooding during a normal flood control operation. More information about the Chena Lakes Flood Control project can be found at: http://http://www.poa.usace.army.mil/Locations/ChenaProject.aspx

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Fairbanks, AK 99775-7345
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