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Willow Creek at Parks Highway Stage (ft)Observed: 7.51 ft at 4:47PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.52 ft at 5:46PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.46 ft at 6:46PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 7:46PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 8:45PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.67 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 10:45PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 12:44AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:44AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:44AM May 16, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 4:43AM May 16, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 5:43AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 6:43AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 7:42AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 8:42AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 9:42AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 10:42AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 11:41AM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 1:41PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 2:41PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.61 ft at 3:40PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 4:40PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.55 ft at 5:40PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.51 ft at 6:40PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 7:39PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 8:39PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.79 ft at 9:39PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 10:39PM May 16, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 11:38PM May 16, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 12:38AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 1:38AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 2:37AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 4:37AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 5:37AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 6:36AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 7:36AM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 8:36AM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 9:36AM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 10:35AM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:35AM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 12:35PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 1:34PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 2:34PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 3:34PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 4:34PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 5:33PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 6:33PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 7:33PM May 17, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:32PM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 10:32PM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 11:32PM May 17, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 12:32AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.14 ft at 1:31AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.21 ft at 2:31AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 4:31AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.15 ft at 5:30AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 6:30AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 7:30AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.12 ft at 8:29AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 9:29AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:29AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 11:29AM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 12:28PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 1:28PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 2:28PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 3:28PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 4:27PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 5:27PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 6:27PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 7:27PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 8:26PM May 18, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:26PM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:26PM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:25PM May 18, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:25AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 1:25AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 2:25AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 4:24AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 5:24AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 6:24AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 7:23AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 8:23AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 9:23AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 10:23AM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.02 ft at 11:22AM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 12:22PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:22PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 2:21PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.87 ft at 3:21PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 4:21PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 5:21PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 6:20PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 7:20PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 8:20PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 9:20PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.97 ft at 10:19PM May 19, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 11:19PM May 19, 2020Observed: 8.07 ft at 12:19AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 1:19AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 2:18AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 4:18AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 5:18AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 6:17AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:17AM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 8:17AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 9:16AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:16AM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 11:16AM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.99 ft at 12:16PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 5:14PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 6:14PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 7:14PM May 20, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 8:13PM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 9:13PM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 10:13PM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 11:13PM May 20, 2020Observed: 8.09 ft at 12:12AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.1 ft at 1:12AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.13 ft at 2:12AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.11 ft at 4:11AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 5:11AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 6:11AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 7:11AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 8:10AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:10AM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 10:10AM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:09PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 1:09PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.89 ft at 2:09PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 3:08PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.82 ft at 4:08PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 5:08PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 6:08PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 8:08PM May 21, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 9:07PM May 21, 2020Observed: 8 ft at 10:07PM May 21, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 12:06AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.08 ft at 1:06AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 2:05AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 5:05AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.06 ft at 6:04AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 8:04AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 9:04AM May 22, 2020Observed: 8.05 ft at 10:03AM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:03PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 1:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.9 ft at 2:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 4:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 6:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.85 ft at 7:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 8:01PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 9:01PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 10:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 11:02PM May 22, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 12:00AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 12:59AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 1:59AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.86 ft at 2:59AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.88 ft at 4:58AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 5:58AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.84 ft at 6:58AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 7:57AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 8:57AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 9:57AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.76 ft at 10:57AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 11:56AM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:56PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.71 ft at 1:56PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.7 ft at 2:56PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 3:55PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 4:55PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 5:55PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.63 ft at 6:55PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.66 ft at 7:54PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 8:54PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.68 ft at 9:54PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.74 ft at 10:53PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.77 ft at 11:53PM May 23, 2020Observed: 7.81 ft at 12:53AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.8 ft at 1:53AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.83 ft at 2:52AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 5:52AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 6:51AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 7:51AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:51AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 9:51AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.92 ft at 10:50AM May 24, 2020Observed: 8.01 ft at 11:50AM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.95 ft at 12:50PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 1:49PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.91 ft at 2:49PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.93 ft at 4:49PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 5:48PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.96 ft at 6:48PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.94 ft at 7:48PM May 24, 2020Observed: 7.98 ft at 8:48PM May 24, 2020Observed: 8.03 ft at 9:47PM May 24, 2020Observed: 8.04 ft at 10:47PM May 24, 2020Observed: 8.12 ft at 11:47PM May 24, 2020Observed: 8.15 ft at 12:47AM May 25, 2020Observed: 8.14 ft at 1:46AM May 25, 2020Highest Observation: 8.28 ft at 2:46AM May 25, 2020Forecast: 8.43 ft 10:00AM May 25, 2020Forecast: 8.35 ft 4:00PM May 25, 2020Forecast: 8.3 ft 10:00PM May 25, 2020Forecast: 8.43 ft 4:00AM May 26, 2020Highest Forecast: 8.45 ft 10:00AM May 26, 2020Forecast: 8.34 ft 4:00PM May 26, 2020Forecast: 8.18 ft 10:00PM May 26, 2020WILA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (4:01AM May 25, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 9:53AM May 24)Latest observed value: 8.28 ft at 2:46 AM AKDT 25-May-2020. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Willow Creek at Parks Highway 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: 12.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 11.5
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.86 ft on 10/11/1986
(2) 13.35 ft on 09/21/2012 (P)
(3) 12.96 ft on 08/19/2006
(4) 11.10 ft on 09/29/2015 (P)
(5) 11.08 ft on 09/11/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.77 ft on 07/09/2017 (P)
(2) 9.45 ft on 09/13/2016 (P)
(3) 11.10 ft on 09/29/2015 (P)
(4) 8.88 ft on 06/26/2014 (P)
(5) 9.99 ft on 10/06/2012 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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12.9 PIONEER LODGE FLOODS.
10.5 SIGNIFICANT OVERLAND FLOW UPSTREAM OF PARKS HIGHWAY BRIDGE. JOHNSON DRIVE AND ADJACENT ROADS ON SOUTH SIDE OF RIVER ARE INNUNDATED AND IMPASSABLE.
9 High water level -- Class IV whitewater in Willow Creek canyon
8.3 Medium water level -- Class IV whitewater in Willow Creek canyon
7.5 Low water level -- Class III whitewater in Willow Creek canyon
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Latitude: 61.766667° N, Longitude: 150.066667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 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 144.30 ft 154.30 ft 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
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