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Cowlitz River at Packwood Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 2.64 ft at 6:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 7:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 7:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:15AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.61 ft at 10:30AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 10:45AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.62 ft at 11:00AM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.63 ft at 1:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.64 ft at 1:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.65 ft at 2:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 4:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 4:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.66 ft at 5:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.67 ft at 5:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 7:15PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 7:30PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 7:45PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:00PM Jul 22, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 2:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.7 ft at 2:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 3:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 5:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 5:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 6:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.68 ft at 7:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.69 ft at 8:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.71 ft at 8:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 8:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 9:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.73 ft at 9:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 9:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 9:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.72 ft at 10:00AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 11:15AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:30AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.84 ft at 11:45AM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 12:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 12:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 12:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 2.9 ft at 1:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.24 ft at 3:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.29 ft at 3:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 3:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 4:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.39 ft at 4:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.41 ft at 4:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 4:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 5:00PM Jul 23, 2014Highest Observation: 3.44 ft at 6:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 6:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 6:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.42 ft at 7:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 7:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.43 ft at 8:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.4 ft at 9:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.38 ft at 9:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.36 ft at 9:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.35 ft at 10:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.34 ft at 10:15PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.33 ft at 10:30PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.32 ft at 10:45PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.31 ft at 11:00PM Jul 23, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.23 ft at 1:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.22 ft at 2:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.15 ft at 3:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 3:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 3:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.14 ft at 4:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.13 ft at 4:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 4:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.1 ft at 5:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.03 ft at 7:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.02 ft at 7:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3.01 ft at 7:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 3 ft at 8:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.95 ft at 10:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.96 ft at 10:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 10:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:00AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.94 ft at 11:15AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.93 ft at 11:30AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 11:45AM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.91 ft at 12:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 2:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 2:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 3:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 4:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 4:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.87 ft at 5:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.88 ft at 5:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:00PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:15PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:30PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.83 ft at 11:45PM Jul 24, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.82 ft at 12:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.81 ft at 12:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.8 ft at 1:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 2:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 2:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:00AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.79 ft at 3:15AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.78 ft at 3:30AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 3:45AM Jul 25, 2014Observed: 2.77 ft at 4:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.92 ft 11:00AM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.84 ft 5:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.76 ft 11:00PM Jul 25, 2014Forecast: 2.74 ft 5:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 2.74 ft 11:00AM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 2.74 ft 5:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 2.78 ft 11:00PM Jul 26, 2014Forecast: 2.83 ft 5:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 2.86 ft 11:00AM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 2.87 ft 5:00PM Jul 27, 2014Forecast: 2.9 ft 11:00PM Jul 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 2.94 ft 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPACW1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:33AM Jul 25, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:39AM Jul 24)Latest observed value: 2.77 ft at 4:00 AM PDT 25-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 10.5 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:12
Moderate Flood Stage:11
Flood Stage:10.5
Action Stage:0

Historical Crests
(1) 14.59 ft on 11/06/2006
(2) 13.73 ft on 12/02/1977
(3) 13.54 ft on 11/23/1959
(4) 13.23 ft on 11/20/1962
(5) 13.00 ft on 12/21/1933
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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13 the Cowlitz River will cause severe near record flooding from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...with dangerous inundation of residential and commercial areas...roads...and farms throughout the flood plain. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Cowlitz River Basin.
12 the Cowlitz River will cause major flooding from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...with dangerous flooding of roads including US Highway 12...pasture lands...and farms throughout the flood plain. Flood waters will inundate some residential and commercial areas. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Cowlitz River Basin.
11 the Cowlitz River will cause flooding from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...inundating roads...pasture lands...and some farms.
10.5 the Cowlitz River will cause minor flooding from the upper reaches of the river downstream through Packwood...covering several roads along the river and nearby pasture lands.
10 the Cowlitz River will spill over its banks into nearby low pasture lands from the upper reaches downstream through Packwood.
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Latitude: 46.613056° N, Longitude: 121.678056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 1048 ft 1058.5 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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