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Pend Oreille River below Albeni Falls Dam River Discharge (kcfs)Observed: 12 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.2 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 11.9 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.1 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.1 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.1 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.1 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 12.1 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 13.5 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.8 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.9 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.9 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.8 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.7 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 23, 2022Observed: 15.7 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.3 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.7 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.7 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 24, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.4 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 25, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 26, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.8 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 27, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 13.9 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14.2 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 14.1 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 28, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 7:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 8:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 9:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 10:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 11:00AM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 12:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 1:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 2:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 3:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.5 kcfs at 4:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 5:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 6:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 7:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.8 kcfs at 8:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 9:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 10:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 17 kcfs at 11:00PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 11:59PM Sep 29, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 12:00AM Sep 30, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 1:00AM Sep 30, 2022Observed: 16.9 kcfs at 2:00AM Sep 30, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 3:00AM Sep 30, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 4:00AM Sep 30, 2022Observed: 17.1 kcfs at 5:00AM Sep 30, 2022Highest Observation: 17.2 kcfs at 6:00AM Sep 30, 2022Forecast: 17 kcfs 11:00AM Sep 30, 2022Forecast: 17 kcfs 5:00PM Sep 30, 2022Forecast: 17 kcfs 11:00PM Sep 30, 2022Forecast: 17 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 01, 2022Forecast: 17.2 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 01, 2022Forecast: 17.4 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 01, 2022Forecast: 17.6 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 01, 2022Forecast: 17.8 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 18 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 18.2 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 18.4 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 02, 2022Forecast: 18.6 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 18.8 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 19 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 19.2 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 03, 2022Forecast: 19.4 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 19.6 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 04, 2022Forecast: 19.8 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 04, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 04, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 05, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 05, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 05, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 05, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 06, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 11:00AM Oct 06, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 5:00PM Oct 06, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 11:00PM Oct 06, 2022Highest Forecast: 20 kcfs 5:00AM Oct 07, 2022ALFW1(plotting QRIRR) Graph Created (7:01AM Sep 30, 2022)ObservedForecast (issued 1:59PM Sep 29)Latest observed value: 17.2 kcfs at 6:00 AM PDT 30-Sep-2022. Flood Flow is 95 kcfs
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Pend Oreille River below Albeni Falls Dam are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 130
Moderate Flood Flow: 115
Flood Flow: 95
Action Flow: 85
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 200,000 cfs on 06/01/1894
(2) 167,000 cfs on 06/01/1948 (P)
(3) 136,400 cfs on 06/12/1972
(4) 133,600 cfs on 06/23/1974
(5) 132,000 cfs on 06/05/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 103,800 cfs on 06/17/2022 (P)
(2) 65,900 cfs on 06/07/2021
(3) 92,300 cfs on 06/04/2020
(4) 67,300 cfs on 05/18/2019
(5) 119,000 cfs on 05/27/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1,280 cfs on 09/01/1961
(2) 5,850 cfs on 08/26/2021
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138200 Peak flow during the 1997 flood event, June 5th-7th (calculated dam outflow). Corresponding peak at the Cusick gage in 1997 was 49.9 feet. Extensive flooding throughout the Pend Oreille River Valley from Oldtown to Box Canyon Dam. Flooding of Ione Park and boat launch. Extensive flooding of homes in low-lying areas along the River. Pow Wow Grounds at Usk inundated. Access to Sandy Shores development inundated. Boat launch at Oldtown inundated.
135000 This flow corresponds approximately to 49 feet to 49.5 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
130000 Several portions of Le Clerc Road will be underwater. This flow corresponds approximately to 48.5 feet to 49 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records. Major flooding of many homes in the Riverbend, Sandy Shores, and Sunvale Acres areas.
125000 This flow corresponds approximately to 47 feet to 48 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
120000 Water will begin to cover portions of Deeter, Sandy Shores, McCloud Creek, and Yergens Roads. Flooding of homes and structures on Riverbend Loop Road, Yergens Road, Bear Paw Road, Davis Road, Sandy Shores neighborhood, near Deeter Road, near the Out Post Resort, and other locations. Some flooding of the Pow Wow grounds at Usk. This flow corresponds approximately to 46 feet to 47.5 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
115000 Water will be over portions of Davis and Yergens Roads. Many low-lying private drives will be flooded. Moderate flooding is possible. This flow corresponds approximately to 45 feet to 47 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
110000 This flow corresponds approximately to 44 feet to 46 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
105000 Water will be encroaching the South end of Riverbend Loop Road.
100000 Low spots and fields near Beehive Lane and Bear Paw Dr will be flooded. Water will be on residence river properties and fields off Yergens Rd, Riverbend Loop Rd, Pow Wow Rd, and near Deeter Road. Many yards, outbuildings, and recreational sites will experience minor flooding near the river between Newport and Ione. Shoreline flooding near the Oldtown Rotary Park. This flow corresponds approximately to 42.5 feet to 45 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records.
98500 Water will be into many yards along the river and approaching some homes on SR 20 near Deeter Road. Creeks that outlet into the river will begin to backup, filling low lying areas and roadside ditches between Newport and Cusick. This flow corresponds to approximately 42.8 feet at the Cusick gage, based on the 2008 recorded peak.
90000 This flow corresponds approximately to 41 feet to 44 feet at the Cusick gage, based on 1997 records. Minor shoreline and field flooding possible.
85000 This flow corresponds to approximately 41 feet at the Cusick gage, depending on downstream flow conditions. 41 feet at the Cusick gage is the stage at which Pend Oreille County enacts their no-wake ordinance on the River.
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Latitude: 48.178889° N, Longitude: 116.999722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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