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Clarion River near Cooksburg Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesCOKP1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:32AM Apr 21, 2015)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Clarion River near Cooksburg are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 10.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 19.00 ft on 03/17/1936
(2) 18.84 ft on 06/23/1972
(3) 18.69 ft on 05/22/2014
(4) 17.60 ft on 03/06/1979
(5) 17.40 ft on 01/26/1978
(6) 17.39 ft on 12/01/2010
(7) 17.10 ft on 02/03/1970
(8) 16.50 ft on 09/18/2004
(9) 16.40 ft on 01/19/1996
(10) 16.10 ft on 06/21/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.69 ft on 05/22/2014
(2) 14.03 ft on 03/06/2011
(3) 17.39 ft on 12/01/2010
(4) 15.00 ft on 01/26/2010
(5) 14.64 ft on 03/09/2009
(6) 12.36 ft on 03/20/2008
(7) 14.99 ft on 03/15/2007
(8) 16.50 ft on 09/18/2004
(9) 13.40 ft on 09/09/2004
(10) 14.09 ft on 02/10/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.04 ft on 08/25/1971

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19 Post office floods, and was the estimated flood stage during the Saint Patrick's Day Flood of 1936.
18.84 Flood waters reach the levels that were reached during Hurricane Agnes in 1972.
18.69 Flood waters reach the levels that were reached during the flood of May 2014.
18.5 The post office parking lot floods. Water reached an areas about 10 feet up hill from the intersection of Cemetery Road and River Road.
18 Several feet of water in the lower end of the Cook State Forest office parking lot.
17 The basement of the Cook Forest State Park office starts flooding.
14 About 1 foot of water covers River Road near the Cook Forest State Park office.
13 Macbeth Cabins flood and water reaches River Road near the State Park office
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Latitude: 41.330556° N, Longitude: 79.209167° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 1147 ft 1160 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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