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Puyallup River near Orting River Discharge (kcfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 1.04 kcfs at 10:15PM Jul 19, 2014Highest Observation: 1.08 kcfs at 10:30PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 1.06 kcfs at 10:45PM Jul 19, 2014Observed: 0.89 kcfs at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.89 kcfs at 8:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.9 kcfs at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.89 kcfs at 8:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.87 kcfs at 10:15PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.89 kcfs at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.88 kcfs at 10:45PM Jul 20, 2014Observed: 0.72 kcfs at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.69 kcfs at 2:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.69 kcfs at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.69 kcfs at 2:45PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.7 kcfs at 10:15PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.7 kcfs at 10:30PM Jul 21, 2014Observed: 0.7 kcfs at 10:45PM Jul 21, 2014Forecast: 0.66 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.65 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.65 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.65 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 22, 2014Forecast: 0.66 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.7 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.76 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 0.87 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Forecast: 0.84 kcfs 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.75 kcfs 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.7 kcfs 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Forecast: 0.67 kcfs 11:00PM Jul 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesORTW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (2:18AM Jul 22, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:23AM Jul 21)Latest observed value: 0.7 kcfs at 10:45 PM PDT 21-Jul-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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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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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NWS flow Not Available Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 352.5 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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