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Puyallup River near Orting Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 6 ft at 5:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 5:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 6:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 6:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 6:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 7:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 7:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 7:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 8:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 9:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 9:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 9:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 10:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 10:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 11:15AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 11:30AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 11:45AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 12:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 12:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 12:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 1:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 1:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:45PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 2:15PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:30PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:45PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 5.46 ft 11:00AM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 5.49 ft 5:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 5.79 ft 11:00PM Apr 21, 2014Forecast: 6.01 ft 5:00AM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 6.03 ft 11:00AM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 6 ft 5:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 5.98 ft 11:00PM Apr 22, 2014Forecast: 5.95 ft 5:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 5.93 ft 11:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 5.86 ft 5:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 5.77 ft 11:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 5.79 ft 5:00AM Apr 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesORTW1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:03AM Apr 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:40AM Apr 20)Latest observed value: 5.86 ft at 2:45 PM PDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Flow is 4.5 kcfs
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Puyallup River near Orting are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow:16
Moderate Flood Flow:13.5
Flood Flow:4.5
Action Flow:0

Historical Crests
(1) 21,500 cfs on 11/06/2006
(2) 18,300 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 16,900 cfs on 01/07/2009
(4) 15,300 cfs on 11/20/1962
(5) 13,600 cfs on 11/28/1995
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Low Water Records
(1) 25 cfs on 11/28/1952
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16000 the Puyallup River will cause major flooding from Orting downstream through McMillan to Sumner. Swift and deep flood waters will inundate roads...residential areas...and farms. Sumner Sewage Treatment Plant will be flooded. Erosion will likely damage levees. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Puyallup River Basin.
13500 the Puyallup River will cause flooding from Orting downstream through McMillan to Sumner...with flood waters inundating roads...residential areas...and pasture lands.
9000 the Puyallup River will flood several residential areas near Orting where levees remain damaged from flooding in recent years.
4500 the Puyallup river will flood some areas along the upper Puyallup River above Orting. Areas include but are not limited to the Neadham Road vicinity...Orville Road East vicinity in areas south of Brooks Road East and north of Electron Road...and the Country Subdivision/Tomolla Tree Farm vicinity.
4000 the Puyallup River will locally spill over its banks.
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Latitude: 47.039444° N, Longitude: 122.206667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 352.5 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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