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Palouse River near Potlatch Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.97 ft at 10:30PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 6.97 ft at 11:30PM Feb 24, 2024Observed: 6.97 ft at 12:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.96 ft at 2:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 5:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 6:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 7:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 8:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 9:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 10:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 11:30AM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 12:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.94 ft at 1:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 2:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.95 ft at 3:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.97 ft at 5:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 6.98 ft at 6:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7 ft at 7:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7.03 ft at 8:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7.06 ft at 9:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7.1 ft at 10:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7.14 ft at 11:30PM Feb 25, 2024Observed: 7.19 ft at 12:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 7.26 ft at 1:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 7.34 ft at 2:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 7.45 ft at 3:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 7.61 ft at 4:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 7.82 ft at 5:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 8.11 ft at 6:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 8.44 ft at 7:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 8.74 ft at 8:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 8.97 ft at 9:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.14 ft at 10:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.29 ft at 11:30AM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.41 ft at 12:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.55 ft at 1:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.67 ft at 2:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.76 ft at 3:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.82 ft at 4:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.86 ft at 5:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.89 ft at 6:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.87 ft at 7:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.83 ft at 8:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.78 ft at 9:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.71 ft at 10:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.65 ft at 11:30PM Feb 26, 2024Observed: 9.58 ft at 12:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.52 ft at 1:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.42 ft at 2:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.36 ft at 3:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.28 ft at 4:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.19 ft at 5:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.14 ft at 6:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9.06 ft at 7:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 9 ft at 8:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.94 ft at 9:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.89 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.82 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.79 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.73 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.68 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.63 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.59 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.56 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.53 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.5 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.48 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.44 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.41 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.39 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2024Observed: 8.35 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.34 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.3 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.28 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.25 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.23 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.2 ft at 6:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.17 ft at 7:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.13 ft at 9:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.11 ft at 10:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.1 ft at 11:30AM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.06 ft at 1:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.05 ft at 2:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.04 ft at 3:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.05 ft at 4:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.07 ft at 5:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.1 ft at 6:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.13 ft at 7:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.2 ft at 8:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.26 ft at 9:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.34 ft at 10:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.44 ft at 11:30PM Feb 28, 2024Observed: 8.54 ft at 12:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 8.64 ft at 1:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 8.74 ft at 2:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 8.84 ft at 3:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 8.93 ft at 4:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.01 ft at 5:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.1 ft at 6:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.2 ft at 7:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.27 ft at 8:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.33 ft at 9:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.38 ft at 10:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.42 ft at 11:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.44 ft at 12:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.45 ft at 1:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.47 ft at 2:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.48 ft at 3:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.56 ft at 4:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.65 ft at 5:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.79 ft at 6:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.91 ft at 7:30PM Feb 29, 2024Highest Observation: 9.97 ft at 8:30PM Feb 29, 2024Highest Observation: 9.97 ft at 9:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.94 ft at 10:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.94 ft at 11:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 9.87 ft at 12:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.81 ft at 1:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.75 ft at 2:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.69 ft at 3:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.6 ft at 4:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.52 ft at 5:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.51 ft at 5:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.44 ft at 6:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.35 ft at 7:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.33 ft at 7:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.27 ft at 8:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.21 ft at 9:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.13 ft at 10:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.07 ft at 11:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 9.02 ft at 12:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.96 ft at 1:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.91 ft at 2:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.87 ft at 3:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 4:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.83 ft at 5:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.81 ft at 6:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.81 ft at 7:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.83 ft at 8:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 9:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 10:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.86 ft at 11:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 12:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.86 ft at 1:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.86 ft at 2:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.85 ft at 3:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.82 ft at 4:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.82 ft at 5:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.78 ft at 6:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.77 ft at 7:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.75 ft at 8:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.72 ft at 9:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.69 ft at 11:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.67 ft at 1:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.7 ft at 2:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.73 ft at 3:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.8 ft at 4:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.87 ft at 5:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.91 ft at 6:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.94 ft at 7:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 8.92 ft at 8:30PM Mar 02, 2024Highest Forecast: 8.63 ft 10:00PM Mar 02, 2024Forecast: 8.5 ft 4:00AM Mar 03, 2024Forecast: 8.39 ft 10:00AM Mar 03, 2024Forecast: 8.3 ft 4:00PM Mar 03, 2024Forecast: 8.22 ft 10:00PM Mar 03, 2024Forecast: 8.14 ft 4:00AM Mar 04, 2024Forecast: 8.08 ft 10:00AM Mar 04, 2024Forecast: 8.02 ft 4:00PM Mar 04, 2024Forecast: 7.96 ft 10:00PM Mar 04, 2024Forecast: 7.9 ft 4:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 7.85 ft 10:00AM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 7.8 ft 4:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 7.76 ft 10:00PM Mar 05, 2024Forecast: 7.71 ft 4:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 7.68 ft 10:00AM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 7.64 ft 4:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 7.6 ft 10:00PM Mar 06, 2024Forecast: 7.57 ft 4:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 7.54 ft 10:00AM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 7.51 ft 4:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 7.49 ft 10:00PM Mar 07, 2024Forecast: 7.46 ft 4:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 7.43 ft 10:00AM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 7.41 ft 4:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 7.38 ft 10:00PM Mar 08, 2024Forecast: 7.36 ft 4:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 7.34 ft 10:00AM Mar 09, 2024Forecast: 7.31 ft 4:00PM Mar 09, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesPLOI1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:31PM Mar 2, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 5:41PM Mar 2)Latest observed value: 8.92 ft at 8:30 PM PST 2-Mar-2024. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Palouse River near Potlatch are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 4

Historic Crests
(1) 22.15 ft on 02/09/1996
(2) 21.08 ft on 01/16/1974
(3) 18.74 ft on 06/14/2022
(4) 18.32 ft on 01/01/1997
(5) 18.32 ft on 02/19/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.96 ft on 12/28/2022
(2) 18.74 ft on 06/14/2022
(3) 14.07 ft on 01/13/2021
(4) 11.74 ft on 02/08/2020
(5) 16.93 ft on 04/10/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.56 ft on 08/20/2021
(2) 4.77 ft on 09/24/1973
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22 Equivalent to the February 1996 flood. Flooding of homes and businesses on Main Street in Palouse, WA can be expected, several feet deep in some areas. Flood waters will be about 5 feet deep in Hayton Green Park in Palouse, WA. Riverfront homes on Almota Road and Shady Lane near downtown in Palouse, WA may also be flooded. Low-lying homes near the river in Potlatch, ID are likely to be flooded.
19 Major widespread flooding between Potlatch Idaho and Palouse Washington can be expected.
18 Flooding on the properties near the river along Main Street in the city of Palouse, including several residences near the Lions Club Park.
17.5 Water will be over Flannigan Creek Road and in Potlatch Tree Farm in Potlatch Idaho.
17 Widespread extensive lowland and field flooding between Potlatch Junction Idaho and Palouse Washington, including near portions of Highway 272 near Palouse, and west to Tidwell Road and Highway 27.
16.5 Water will be up to the back door at the city shop in Palouse. Water will approach the home on Main Street near Hayton Greene Park. Lions Club Park in Palouse will be submerged and water will be around the playground at the Hayton Greene Park.
15 Minor flooding of the low lying areas between Potlatch Idaho and Palouse Washington will occur. Flooding will begin at the Lions Club Community Park and Hayton Greene Park in Palouse. South River Road will likely be flooded where it crosses the Palouse River at Wellesley Rd. The Potlatch softball and baseball fields will see ponding of water.
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Latitude: 46.915280° N, Longitude: 116.951100° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 2458.54 ft 2473.54 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 2455.11 ft 2470.11 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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