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Willow Creek at Parks Highway Stage (ft)Observed: 6.9 ft at 6:31PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 6.9 ft at 7:30PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 6.9 ft at 8:30PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 6.96 ft at 10:30PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:29AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 2:29AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 3:28AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 4:28AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 6:28AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 7:27AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7.02 ft at 8:27AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 9:27AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 10:27AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 11:26AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 1:26PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.94 ft at 2:26PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.94 ft at 3:25PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:25PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 5:25PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.96 ft at 6:24PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 7:24PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.99 ft at 8:24PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.96 ft at 9:24PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 10:23PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 11:23PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:23AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.99 ft at 1:23AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 2:22AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 3:22AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 4:22AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 5:22AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.99 ft at 7:21AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 9:20AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 10:20AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 11:20AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.85 ft at 1:19PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.78 ft at 2:19PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.84 ft at 3:19PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.83 ft at 4:19PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.89 ft at 5:18PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.95 ft at 6:18PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.96 ft at 7:18PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 8:17PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 6.98 ft at 9:17PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7 ft at 10:17PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 11:17PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 12:16AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 1:16AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 3:16AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 6.92 ft at 5:15AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 2:13PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.28 ft at 3:12PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.29 ft at 4:12PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 5:12PM Feb 17, 2020Highest Observation: 7.32 ft at 7:11PM Feb 17, 2020Highest Observation: 7.32 ft at 8:11PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:11PM Feb 17, 2020Highest Observation: 7.32 ft at 10:10PM Feb 17, 2020Highest Observation: 7.32 ft at 11:10PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 12:10AM Feb 18, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 1:10AM Feb 18, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 2:10AM Feb 18, 2020WILA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:16AM Feb 24, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.3 ft at 2:10 AM AKST 18-Feb-2020. 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.

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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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(3) Upstream
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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
Other Not Available Not Available  
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