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Elk creek near Drain Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 2.83 ft at 2:15PM Mar 15, 2018Highest Observation: 2.87 ft at 8:15PM Mar 15, 2018Observed: 2.82 ft at 8:15AM Mar 16, 2018Observed: 2.7 ft at 1:15AM Mar 17, 2018Observed: 2.71 ft at 2:15AM Mar 17, 2018Observed: 2.7 ft at 4:15AM Mar 17, 2018Observed: 2.59 ft at 4:15AM Mar 18, 2018Forecast: 2.52 ft 11:00AM Mar 18, 2018Forecast: 2.48 ft 5:00PM Mar 18, 2018Forecast: 2.42 ft 11:00PM Mar 18, 2018Forecast: 2.34 ft 5:00AM Mar 19, 2018Forecast: 2.27 ft 11:00AM Mar 19, 2018Forecast: 2.21 ft 5:00PM Mar 19, 2018Forecast: 2.16 ft 11:00PM Mar 19, 2018Forecast: 2.12 ft 5:00AM Mar 20, 2018Forecast: 2.09 ft 11:00AM Mar 20, 2018Forecast: 2.06 ft 5:00PM Mar 20, 2018Forecast: 2.04 ft 11:00PM Mar 20, 2018Forecast: 2.02 ft 5:00AM Mar 21, 2018Forecast: 2.02 ft 11:00AM Mar 21, 2018Forecast: 2.05 ft 5:00PM Mar 21, 2018Forecast: 2.23 ft 11:00PM Mar 21, 2018Highest Forecast: 2.75 ft 5:00AM Mar 22, 2018Douglas County Natural ResourcesECDO3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:00AM Mar 18, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 9:25AM Mar 18)Latest observed value: 2.59 ft at 4:15 AM PDT 18-Mar-2018. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Elk creek near Drain are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.70 ft on 02/10/1961
(2) 21.32 ft on 01/19/1964
(3) 20.26 ft on 11/23/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.38 ft on 11/20/2012
(2) 15.48 ft on 03/22/2012
(3) 15.55 ft on 01/19/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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18 Widespread flooding of low lands and structures at this stage.
16.5 Homes in the city of drain begin to flood.
16 At this stage low land flooding begins.
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Latitude: 43.640833° N, Longitude: 123.298333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 29 305.955 ft 321.955 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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