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Cowlitz River at Randle Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 5.24 ft at 12:00PM Jul 26, 2014Highest Observation: 5.24 ft at 12:15PM Jul 26, 2014Highest Observation: 5.24 ft at 12:30PM Jul 26, 2014Highest Observation: 5.24 ft at 12:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:00PM Jul 26, 2014Highest Observation: 5.24 ft at 1:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 1:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 2:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.21 ft at 3:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 3:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.19 ft at 3:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 4:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.2 ft at 4:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 4:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.19 ft at 4:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 5:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 5:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 5:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 5:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 6:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.18 ft at 6:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 6:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 9:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 9:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:00PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:15PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 11:30PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:45PM Jul 26, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 12:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 12:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 1:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 2:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 3:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 3:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 3:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 3:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 4:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 4:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 5:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 5:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 5:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 5:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.17 ft at 6:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 7:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.16 ft at 8:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 8:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.15 ft at 9:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 9:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:00AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:15AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:30AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:45AM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 12:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 12:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 4:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 5:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 6:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 7:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 7:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 7:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 7:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 8:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 8:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 8:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 8:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 9:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 10:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:15PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:30PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 11:45PM Jul 27, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 1:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 1:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 1:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 1:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 3:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 3:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 4:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 4:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 4:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 6:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 7:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 7:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 8:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 8:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 9:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 9:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 10:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:00AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:15AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 11:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 11:45AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 2:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 2:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 2:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 3:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 3:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 4:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 4:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 4:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 4:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 5:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 5:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 5:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 5:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 6:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.98 ft at 6:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 6:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 7:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 7:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 7:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 8:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 8:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 8:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 8:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.99 ft at 9:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 10:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 11:00PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 11:15PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5 ft at 11:30PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:45PM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.03 ft at 12:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.05 ft at 1:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.06 ft at 2:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 2:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.07 ft at 3:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.1 ft at 4:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 4:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 5:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 5:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 5:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 5:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 6:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 6:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 6:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.14 ft at 7:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 7:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.13 ft at 8:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 8:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 9:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 10:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:15AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:30AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.11 ft at 10:45AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 11:00AM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 5.11 ft 5:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 5.16 ft 11:00PM Jul 29, 2014Forecast: 5.27 ft 5:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 5.27 ft 11:00AM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 5.21 ft 5:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 5.31 ft 11:00PM Jul 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 5.34 ft 5:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 5.28 ft 11:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 5.22 ft 5:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 5.27 ft 11:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 5.24 ft 5:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 5.22 ft 11:00AM Aug 01, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesRAWW1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (11:48AM Jul 29, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 8:33AM Jul 29)Latest observed value: 5.12 ft at 11:00 AM PDT 29-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 18 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Cowlitz River at Randle are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:22
Moderate Flood Stage:20
Flood Stage:18
Action Stage:0

Historical Crests
(1) 25.24 ft on 11/07/2006
(2) 24.90 ft on 02/09/1996
(3) 23.58 ft on 11/30/1995
(4) 22.85 ft on 01/08/2009
(5) 22.49 ft on 01/31/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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22 the Cowlitz River will cause major flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...with dangerous inundation of many roads including US Highway 12...residential and commercial areas...and farms. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Cowlitz River Basin.
20 the Cowlitz River will cause flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...inundating many roads including US Highway 12 and much of the farm lands.
18 the Cowlitz River will cause minor flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...covering nearby farm lands and several roads.
15 the Cowlitz River will spill into low fields along river from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...with shallow water over a few roads.
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Latitude: 46.532500° N, Longitude: 121.955556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 18 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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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
Other 900 ft 918 ft  

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