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Skwentna River at Skwentna Stage (ft)Observed: 35.13 ft at 10:00AM Aug 12, 2019Observed: 35.13 ft at 10:00AM Aug 13, 2019Observed: 36.16 ft at 10:00AM Aug 14, 2019Observed: 36.66 ft at 9:00AM Aug 15, 2019Highest Observation: 36.9 ft at 10:00AM Aug 16, 2019Observed: 33.8 ft at 9:00AM Aug 19, 2019Observed: 33.34 ft at 9:00AM Aug 20, 2019Highest Forecast: 33.04 ft 10:00AM Aug 21, 2019Forecast: 32.99 ft 4:00PM Aug 21, 2019Forecast: 32.95 ft 10:00PM Aug 21, 2019Forecast: 32.93 ft 4:00AM Aug 22, 2019Forecast: 32.92 ft 10:00AM Aug 22, 2019Forecast: 32.92 ft 4:00PM Aug 22, 2019Forecast: 32.93 ft 10:00PM Aug 22, 2019SKWA2(plotting HGIRV) Graph Created (6:31AM Aug 21, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 12:35PM Aug 20)Latest observed value: 33.34 ft at 9:00 AM AKDT 20-Aug-2019. Flood Stage is 42 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Skwentna River at Skwentna are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 43.5
Flood Stage: 42
Action Stage: 40.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 43.96 ft on 06/25/2012 (P)
(2) 42.10 ft on 07/18/2014 (P)
(3) 41.27 ft on 08/06/2010
(4) 41.20 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(5) 41.15 ft on 06/19/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 37.94 ft on 09/25/2017 (P)
(2) 37.94 ft on 09/07/2017 (P)
(3) 41.20 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(4) 39.82 ft on 06/19/2015 (P)
(5) 42.10 ft on 07/18/2014 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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48 Elevation of runway.
45 There would be considerable bank erosion, including the east end of the runway.
43.5 Water should start to encroach some houses located near the active slough on the east side of town.
41.5 Water starts to flow over low spots on the road which is adjacent to an active slough. There are five or so houses on this road including the Wx observers.
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(1) Aerial Photo 1
(2) Aerial Photo 2
(3) Benchmarks #2 and #3
(4) Aerial view of observers place
(5) Airport
(6) Staff Gage at Airport
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Latitude: 61.961944° N, Longitude: 151.166944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 42 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 0 ft 42 ft  
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