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Willow Creek at Parks Highway Stage (ft)Observed: 7.42 ft at 4:40PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.34 ft at 5:40PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.27 ft at 6:40PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.36 ft at 7:39PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.37 ft at 8:39PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.35 ft at 9:39PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.3 ft at 11:38PM Oct 05, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:38AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.2 ft at 1:38AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:37AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 3:37AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:37AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:37AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:36AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 7:36AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 8:36AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 9:36AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.1 ft at 10:35AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 11:35AM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 12:35PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:34PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 2:34PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 3:34PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:34PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.87 ft at 5:34PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.77 ft at 6:33PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 7:33PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.89 ft at 8:33PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.91 ft at 9:32PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.91 ft at 10:32PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 11:32PM Oct 06, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 12:32AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 1:31AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 2:31AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.88 ft at 3:31AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 4:31AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.85 ft at 5:30AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.81 ft at 9:29AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 10:29AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 11:29AM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 12:28PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 1:28PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:28PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 3:28PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 4:27PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 5:27PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 6:27PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 7:27PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 8:26PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 9:26PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.74 ft at 10:26PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 11:26PM Oct 07, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 12:25AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.74 ft at 1:25AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:25AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 3:24AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.72 ft at 4:24AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 5:24AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 6:24AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 7:23AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 8:23AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 9:23AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:22AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.68 ft at 11:22AM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 12:22PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:21PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 3:21PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:21PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 5:21PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.68 ft at 6:20PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 7:20PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 8:20PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 9:20PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 10:19PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 11:19PM Oct 08, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 12:19AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:19AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:18AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 3:18AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:18AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 5:18AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:17AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 7:17AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.69 ft at 8:17AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 9:16AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:16AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 11:16AM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 12:16PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 1:15PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.78 ft at 2:15PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.79 ft at 3:15PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:14PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 5:14PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 6:14PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 7:14PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 8:13PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.92 ft at 9:13PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 6.97 ft at 10:13PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 11:13PM Oct 09, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 12:12AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 1:12AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 2:12AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 3:12AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.29 ft at 4:11AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.35 ft at 5:11AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 6:11AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.52 ft at 7:11AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 8:10AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 9:10AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.68 ft at 10:10AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 11:09AM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.72 ft at 12:09PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.76 ft at 1:09PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.76 ft at 2:09PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 3:08PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.78 ft at 5:08PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 6:08PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 7:07PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 8:07PM Oct 10, 2019Highest Observation: 7.84 ft at 9:07PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.8 ft at 10:07PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 11:06PM Oct 10, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 1:06AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.77 ft at 2:05AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.74 ft at 3:05AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.71 ft at 4:05AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.66 ft at 5:05AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.65 ft at 6:04AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.59 ft at 7:04AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.54 ft at 9:04AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.51 ft at 10:03AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.5 ft at 11:03AM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.42 ft at 1:02PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.39 ft at 2:02PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.32 ft at 3:02PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.33 ft at 4:02PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 6:01PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.26 ft at 7:01PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:01PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.24 ft at 9:00PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 11:01PM Oct 11, 2019Observed: 7.19 ft at 12:00AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.17 ft at 12:59AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.13 ft at 1:59AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:59AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.11 ft at 3:59AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 4:58AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.06 ft at 5:58AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:58AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.07 ft at 7:57AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 8:57AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.01 ft at 9:57AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7.03 ft at 10:57AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 11:56AM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 7 ft at 12:56PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.9 ft at 1:56PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.86 ft at 2:56PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 3:55PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:55PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.77 ft at 5:55PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.85 ft at 6:54PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 7:54PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 8:54PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.82 ft at 9:54PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.84 ft at 10:53PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.83 ft at 11:53PM Oct 12, 2019Observed: 6.82 ft at 12:53AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 1:53AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:52AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.77 ft at 3:52AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:52AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:52AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.77 ft at 6:51AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:51AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 8:51AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 9:51AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 10:50AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.76 ft at 11:50AM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.73 ft at 12:50PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.61 ft at 1:49PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:49PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 3:49PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.51 ft at 4:49PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.49 ft at 5:48PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 6:48PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 7:48PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 8:48PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 9:47PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:47PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.7 ft at 11:47PM Oct 13, 2019Observed: 6.71 ft at 12:47AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 1:46AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 2:46AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 3:46AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 4:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 5:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 6:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 7:45AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 8:44AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 9:44AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 10:44AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.58 ft at 11:44AM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 12:43PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.45 ft at 1:43PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:43PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 3:42PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 4:42PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 5:42PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 6:42PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 7:41PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.64 ft at 8:41PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 9:41PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 10:41PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 11:40PM Oct 14, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 12:40AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 4:39AM Oct 15, 2019Observed: 6.47 ft at 5:57AM Oct 15, 2019Highest Forecast: 6.3 ft 10:00AM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 6.28 ft 4:00PM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 6.27 ft 10:00PM Oct 15, 2019Forecast: 6.25 ft 4:00AM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 6.24 ft 10:00AM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 6.23 ft 4:00PM Oct 16, 2019Forecast: 6.22 ft 10:00PM Oct 16, 2019WILA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:46AM Oct 15, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 10:48AM Oct 14)Latest observed value: 6.47 ft at 5:57 AM AKDT 15-Oct-2019. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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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
Reference Frame
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
Other Not Available Not Available  
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