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Nooksack River at Ferndale Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.84 ft at 5:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 6.9 ft at 5:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 6.96 ft at 5:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 5:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.15 ft at 6:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.22 ft at 6:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 6:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.35 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.41 ft at 7:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.47 ft at 7:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.52 ft at 7:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.58 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.63 ft at 8:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.68 ft at 8:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.72 ft at 8:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.76 ft at 9:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.8 ft at 9:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 9:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.87 ft at 9:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.91 ft at 10:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.93 ft at 10:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.96 ft at 10:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.99 ft at 10:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.04 ft at 11:15AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.07 ft at 11:30AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.09 ft at 11:45AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.11 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.13 ft at 12:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.17 ft at 12:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.19 ft at 1:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.2 ft at 1:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.22 ft at 1:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.24 ft at 1:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.25 ft at 2:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 2:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 2:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.3 ft at 2:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 3:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.33 ft at 3:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.34 ft at 3:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.36 ft at 3:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.38 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.4 ft at 4:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 4:45PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 5:00PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 5:15PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 5:30PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 5:45PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 6:00PM Oct 18, 2014Highest Observation: 8.44 ft at 6:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.42 ft at 6:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.41 ft at 6:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.39 ft at 7:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.37 ft at 7:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.35 ft at 7:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.32 ft at 7:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.3 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 8:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.24 ft at 8:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.21 ft at 8:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.18 ft at 9:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.15 ft at 9:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.12 ft at 9:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.09 ft at 9:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.06 ft at 10:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 8 ft at 10:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.98 ft at 10:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.94 ft at 11:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.92 ft at 11:15PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.89 ft at 11:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.87 ft at 11:45PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.82 ft at 12:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.8 ft at 12:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.78 ft at 12:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.75 ft at 1:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.74 ft at 1:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.72 ft at 1:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 1:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.68 ft at 2:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.66 ft at 2:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.64 ft at 2:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.62 ft at 2:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.6 ft at 3:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.58 ft at 3:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.56 ft at 3:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.54 ft at 3:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.52 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.5 ft at 4:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.48 ft at 4:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.46 ft at 4:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.44 ft at 5:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.42 ft at 5:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.4 ft at 5:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.38 ft at 5:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.36 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.34 ft at 6:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.32 ft at 6:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.31 ft at 6:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.29 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.28 ft at 7:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.26 ft at 7:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 7:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.21 ft at 8:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.19 ft at 8:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.18 ft at 8:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.15 ft at 9:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.13 ft at 9:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.11 ft at 9:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.1 ft at 10:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 10:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.08 ft at 10:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.06 ft at 10:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.04 ft at 11:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.03 ft at 11:15AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 11:30AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 7 ft at 11:45AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.99 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 12:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.97 ft at 12:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.95 ft at 12:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.93 ft at 1:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.92 ft at 1:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.91 ft at 1:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.9 ft at 2:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.89 ft at 2:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.88 ft at 2:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.87 ft at 2:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.86 ft at 3:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.85 ft at 3:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.84 ft at 3:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.83 ft at 3:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.82 ft at 4:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.81 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.78 ft at 5:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.77 ft at 5:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.74 ft at 6:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 6:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.73 ft at 6:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.72 ft at 7:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.72 ft at 7:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.71 ft at 7:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.7 ft at 7:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.69 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.68 ft at 8:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.68 ft at 8:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.67 ft at 8:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 9:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.66 ft at 9:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.65 ft at 9:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.65 ft at 9:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 10:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 10:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 10:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.63 ft at 10:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.63 ft at 11:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.62 ft at 11:15PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.62 ft at 11:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 11:45PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.61 ft at 12:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 1:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.6 ft at 2:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.59 ft at 2:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.59 ft at 2:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.58 ft at 2:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.58 ft at 3:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.57 ft at 3:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.56 ft at 4:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.53 ft at 5:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.53 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.52 ft at 6:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.52 ft at 6:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.51 ft at 6:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.51 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.51 ft at 7:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 7:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.49 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 8:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 8:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 8:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 9:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.46 ft at 9:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 9:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 10:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 10:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 10:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 10:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 11:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 11:15AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 11:30AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 11:45AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.43 ft at 12:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 12:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 12:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 1:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.44 ft at 1:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.47 ft at 2:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.48 ft at 2:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.5 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.52 ft at 2:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.59 ft at 3:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.69 ft at 3:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.75 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.87 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 6.94 ft at 4:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.02 ft at 5:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.16 ft at 5:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.31 ft at 6:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.38 ft at 6:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.44 ft at 6:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.51 ft at 6:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.57 ft at 7:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.63 ft at 7:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.7 ft at 7:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.76 ft at 7:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.84 ft at 8:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.9 ft at 8:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 7.96 ft at 8:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.02 ft at 8:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.06 ft at 9:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.1 ft at 9:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.14 ft at 9:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.18 ft at 9:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.2 ft at 10:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.23 ft at 10:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.25 ft at 10:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 10:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 11:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 11:15PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 11:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.28 ft at 11:45PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.27 ft at 12:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.26 ft at 12:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.25 ft at 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.24 ft at 1:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.23 ft at 1:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.22 ft at 1:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.2 ft at 2:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.18 ft at 2:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.17 ft at 2:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.14 ft at 2:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.12 ft at 3:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.1 ft at 3:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.08 ft at 3:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.06 ft at 3:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.04 ft at 4:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 8.01 ft at 4:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 7.98 ft at 4:30AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 8.18 ft 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 8.35 ft 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 8.15 ft 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 7.93 ft 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Forecast: 8.11 ft 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 9.46 ft 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 12.21 ft 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Forecast: 15.14 ft 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 16.48 ft 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 16.35 ft 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 15.25 ft 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Forecast: 13.79 ft 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNKSW1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:48AM Oct 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 1:51PM Oct 20)Latest observed value: 7.98 ft at 4:30 AM PDT 21-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 19 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Nooksack River at Ferndale are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:23
Moderate Flood Stage:21
Flood Stage:19
Action Stage:0

Historical Crests
(1) 31.23 ft on 02/10/1951
(2) 30.60 ft on 12/30/1917
(3) 30.40 ft on 02/27/1932
(4) 30.20 ft on 01/25/1935
(5) 28.60 ft on 10/26/1945
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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23 the Nooksack River will cause major near record flooding from near Ferndale downstream to the mouth. Deep and swift flood waters will inundate residential areas...farm lands...and roads. The flood may overtop levees and failures are possible. In addition...flood waters could overflow and flood the Sumas drainage. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Nooksack River Basin.
21 the Nooksack River will cause widespread flooding from near Ferndale downstream to the mouth...with swift waters in residential areas and over farm lands and roads. Erosion may damage some river banks.
19 the Nooksack River will cause shallow flooding of low pasture lands along the river from near Ferndale downstream to the mouth.
17 feet...the RIVER BEGINS SPILLING OVER ITS BANKS INTO LOW PASTURE LANDS.
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Latitude: 48.845000° N, Longitude: 122.588056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 19 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 4.61 ft 23.61 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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