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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.

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Kenai River at Kenai Keys Stage (ft)Observed: 7.23 ft at 9:00AM Nov 07, 2018Highest Observation: 7.37 ft at 9:00AM Nov 08, 2018Observed: 7.19 ft at 11:00AM Nov 09, 2018Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:00AM Nov 10, 2018Observed: 6.86 ft at 9:00AM Nov 11, 2018Observed: 7.15 ft at 10:00AM Nov 13, 2018Observed: 6.9 ft at 10:00AM Nov 14, 2018Observed: 6.83 ft at 9:00AM Nov 15, 2018KEYA2(plotting HGIRV) Graph Created (6:31PM Nov 15, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.83 ft at 9:00 AM AKST 15-Nov-2018. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Kenai River at Kenai Keys are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Upstream Gauge - below Skilak Lake Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Killey River
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12.5
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.52 ft on 09/24/1995
(2) 14.91 ft on 09/09/1977
(3) 13.65 ft on 09/03/1989
(4) 13.20 ft on 09/26/2012
(5) 12.94 ft on 08/17/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.42 ft on 09/26/2017 (P)
(2) 10.56 ft on 08/10/2016 (P)
(3) 10.10 ft on 07/08/2015 (P)
(4) 11.90 ft on 08/16/2014 (P)
(5) 11.82 ft on 10/01/2012 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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13.5 Water starts to flow into garages and cabins in the Kenai Keys subdivision. At this level, there will be problems down river in the Big Eddy subdivision as well.
12 Water starts to flow over some of the roads in the Kenai Keys subdivision.
(1) Downstream
(2) Upstream
(3) Flooding at 11.63ft
(4) Flooding at 11.63ft
(5) Flooding at 11.63ft
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Latitude: 60.481389° N, Longitude: 150.626111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 184 ft 196 ft  
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