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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (kcfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 2:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 2:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 2:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 3:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 3:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 3:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 3:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 4:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 4:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 4:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 4:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 5:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 5:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 5:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 5:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 6:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 7:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 7:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 7:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 7:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 8:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 8:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 8:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 8:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 9:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 10:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 10:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 10:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 11:00PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 11:15PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 11:30PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 11:45PM Aug 24, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 12:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 12:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 12:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 12:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 1:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 1:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 1:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.55 kcfs at 1:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.55 kcfs at 2:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 2:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 2:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 2:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.53 kcfs at 3:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 3:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 3:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 3:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 4:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 4:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 4:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 4:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 5:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 5:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 5:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 5:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 6:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 6:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 7:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 7:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 7:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 7:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 8:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 8:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 8:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 8:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 9:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 9:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 9:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 9:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 10:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 10:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 10:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 10:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 11:00AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 11:15AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 11:30AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 11:45AM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 12:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 12:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 12:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 12:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 1:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 1:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 1:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 1:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 2:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 2:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 2:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 2:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 3:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 3:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 3:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.43 kcfs at 3:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.42 kcfs at 4:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 4:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 4:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 4:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 5:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 5:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 5:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 5:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 6:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 6:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 6:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 6:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 7:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 7:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 7:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 7:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 8:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 8:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 8:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 8:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 9:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 10:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 10:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 10:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 11:00PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 11:15PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 11:30PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 11:45PM Aug 25, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 12:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 12:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 12:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 12:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 1:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 1:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 1:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.53 kcfs at 1:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 2:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 2:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 2:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 2:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 3:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 3:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 3:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 3:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 4:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 4:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 4:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 4:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 5:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 5:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 5:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 5:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 6:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 6:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 7:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.5 kcfs at 7:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 7:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 7:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.48 kcfs at 8:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 8:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 8:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 8:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 9:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 9:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 9:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 9:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 10:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 10:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 10:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 10:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 11:00AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 11:15AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 11:30AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 11:45AM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 12:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 12:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 12:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 12:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 1:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 1:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 1:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.44 kcfs at 1:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 2:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 2:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 2:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 2:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.45 kcfs at 3:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 3:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.46 kcfs at 3:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 3:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.47 kcfs at 4:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.49 kcfs at 4:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 4:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 4:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 5:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.51 kcfs at 5:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.53 kcfs at 5:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 5:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 6:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 6:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.55 kcfs at 6:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.55 kcfs at 6:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 7:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 8:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 8:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 8:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 9:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 10:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 10:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 10:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 11:00PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 11:15PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.63 kcfs at 11:30PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 11:45PM Aug 26, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 12:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 12:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 12:30AM Aug 27, 2014Highest Observation: 0.63 kcfs at 12:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 1:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 1:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 1:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 1:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 2:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 2:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 2:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 2:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 3:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 3:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 3:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 3:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 4:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 4:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 4:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 4:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 5:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 5:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.62 kcfs at 5:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 5:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 6:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 6:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 6:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 6:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 7:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.61 kcfs at 7:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 7:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.6 kcfs at 7:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 8:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 8:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 8:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 8:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 9:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 9:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 9:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 9:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 10:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 10:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.58 kcfs at 10:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.59 kcfs at 10:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 11:00AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.57 kcfs at 11:15AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 11:30AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 11:45AM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 12:00PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.56 kcfs at 12:15PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 12:30PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.54 kcfs at 12:45PM Aug 27, 2014Observed: 0.52 kcfs at 1:00PM Aug 27, 2014Forecast: 0.53 kcfs 5:00PM Aug 27, 2014Forecast: 0.52 kcfs 11:00PM Aug 27, 2014Forecast: 0.52 kcfs 5:00AM Aug 28, 2014Highest Forecast: 0.53 kcfs 11:00AM Aug 28, 2014Forecast: 0.52 kcfs 5:00PM Aug 28, 2014Forecast: 0.5 kcfs 11:00PM Aug 28, 2014Forecast: 0.5 kcfs 5:00AM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 0.49 kcfs 11:00AM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 0.47 kcfs 5:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 0.46 kcfs 11:00PM Aug 29, 2014Forecast: 0.46 kcfs 5:00AM Aug 30, 2014Forecast: 0.45 kcfs 11:00AM Aug 30, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (2:03PM Aug 27, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:24AM Aug 27)Latest observed value: 0.52 kcfs at 1:00 PM PDT 27-Aug-2014. Flood Flow is 8 kcfs
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall. Forecast stages may be different if the rainfall does not occur.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Nisqually River near National are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow:15
Moderate Flood Flow:10
Flood Flow:8
Action Flow:0

Historical Crests
(1) 21,800 cfs on 11/06/2006
(2) 21,200 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 17,100 cfs on 12/02/1977
(4) 16,500 cfs on 11/29/1995
(5) 16,000 cfs on 11/28/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 100 cfs on 11/17/1987
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11.9 the Nisqually River will cause major flooding along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake. Deep and swift flood waters will inundate roads...pasture lands...and farms. The river will likely overtop some levees. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Nisqually River Basin.
11 the Nisqually River will flood along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake. Swift waters will flood roads...pasture lands...and farms. Erosion may damage the river banks.
10 the Nisqually River will flood roads and pasture lands along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake.
8 the Nisqually River will locally spill over its banks along the upper reaches of the river downstream to Alder Lake.
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Latitude: 46.752778° N, Longitude: 122.082500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS flow Not Available Not Available 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 Not Available Not Available 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
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