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Columbia River at Chief Joseph Dam Forebay Elevation (ft)Observed: 953.2 ft at 8:00PM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 9:00PM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 10:00PM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 11:00PM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 11:59PM Feb 21, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 12:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 1:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 2:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 3:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 4:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 5:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 6:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 7:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.5 ft at 8:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 9:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 10:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 12:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 1:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 2:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 3:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 4:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 5:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 6:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 7:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 8:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 9:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 10:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 11:00PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 11:59PM Feb 22, 2024Observed: 952.8 ft at 12:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 1:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 2:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 3:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 4:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 5:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 6:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 7:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 8:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 9:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954 ft at 10:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954 ft at 11:00AM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.9 ft at 12:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954 ft at 1:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954.1 ft at 2:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954.2 ft at 3:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954.1 ft at 4:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 954 ft at 5:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.9 ft at 6:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.9 ft at 7:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 8:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.8 ft at 9:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 10:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 11:00PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 11:59PM Feb 23, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 12:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 1:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 2:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 3:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 4:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 5:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 6:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 7:00AM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 12:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 1:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 2:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 3:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 4:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 5:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 6:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 7:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 8:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 9:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 10:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 11:00PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 11:59PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 12:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 1:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 2:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 3:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 4:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 5:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 6:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 7:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 8:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 9:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 10:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 11:00AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 12:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 1:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 2:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 3:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 4:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 5:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 6:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 7:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 8:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 9:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 10:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 11:00PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 11:59PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 12:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 1:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 2:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 3:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 4:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 5:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 6:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 7:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 8:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 9:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 10:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 11:00AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 12:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 1:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 2:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 3:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 4:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 5:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 6:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 7:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 8:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 9:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 10:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.1 ft at 11:00PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 11:59PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 12:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 1:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 2:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 3:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.6 ft at 4:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 5:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 6:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 7:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.8 ft at 8:00AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 954.1 ft at 9:00AM Feb 27, 2024Highest Observation: 954.3 ft at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2024Highest Observation: 954.3 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2024Highest Observation: 954.3 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 954 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.8 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.7 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.6 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.5 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.5 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.3 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.3 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 11:59PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.5 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.6 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.5 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.6 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.6 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.3 ft at 6:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.4 ft at 7:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.6 ft at 8:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.7 ft at 9:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 952.9 ft at 10:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 11:00AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 12:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.2 ft at 1:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 2:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.5 ft at 3:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.4 ft at 4:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953.3 ft at 5:00PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 953 ft at 6:00PM Feb 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Feb 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Feb 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Feb 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Feb 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Feb 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 01, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 01, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 01, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Mar 01, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 02, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 02, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 02, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Mar 02, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 03, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 03, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 03, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Mar 03, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 04, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 04, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 04, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Mar 04, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 05, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 05, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 05, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00PM Mar 05, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00AM Mar 06, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 10:00AM Mar 06, 2024Highest Forecast: 953.1 ft 4:00PM Mar 06, 2024USACE--Northwestern DivisionCHJW1(plotting HFIRX) Graph Created (7:01PM Feb 28, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 3:47PM Feb 28)Latest observed value: 953 ft at 6:00 PM PST 28-Feb-2024.
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Columbia River at Chief Joseph Dam are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 950

Historic Crests
(1) 955.30 ft on 11/05/2020
(2) 954.90 ft on 02/13/2018
(3) 954.70 ft on 05/23/2023 (P)
(4) 954.70 ft on 03/13/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 954.70 ft on 05/23/2023 (P)
(2) 954.50 ft on 06/18/2022
(3) 954.60 ft on 07/15/2021
(4) 955.30 ft on 11/05/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 951.69 ft on 08/23/2021
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Latitude: 47.996111° N, Longitude: 119.632500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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