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Anchor River at Anchor Point Stage (ft)Highest Forecast: 10.03 ft 4:00PM Jun 20, 2019Forecast: 10.02 ft 10:00PM Jun 20, 2019Forecast: 10 ft 4:00AM Jun 21, 2019Forecast: 9.99 ft 10:00AM Jun 21, 2019Forecast: 9.98 ft 4:00PM Jun 21, 2019Forecast: 9.97 ft 10:00PM Jun 21, 2019APBA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:01AM Jun 20, 2019)Forecast (issued 1:53PM Jun 19)Flood Stage is 15.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Anchor River at Anchor Point are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Upstream Gauge - at New Sterling Hwy Upstream Gauge
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 15.5
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.83 ft on 12/30/2015 (P)
(2) 19.15 ft on 10/24/2002
(3) 18.50 ft on 01/20/1961
(4) 16.90 ft on 03/07/1963
(5) 16.38 ft on 01/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.38 ft on 01/02/2019
(2) 15.46 ft on 12/13/2017 (P)
(3) 13.50 ft on 11/02/2016 (P)
(4) 13.77 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(5) 20.83 ft on 12/30/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.32 ft on 08/17/1984
(2) 8.50 ft on 07/22/1960
(3) 8.56 ft on 08/21/1955
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18 Major flood stage. Water flooding entire campground and several cabins DS of the gage.
17.5 Water is at the foundation of Tackle Shop, just DS of gage.
17 Moderate flood stage. Highways in the area will start to have problems. New Sterling Hwy near mile 160 usually washes out above this stage.
15.5 Minor flood stage. Width of river is 75 feet. Water starts to flood state campgrounds DS of bridge.
14.5 Bankfull stage.
13.5 Action stage.
(1) Bridge
(2) Downstream view
(3) Upstream view
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Latitude: 59.772222° N, Longitude: 151.836389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0 ft 15.5 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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