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Willow Creek at Parks Highway Stage (ft)Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:55PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.58 ft at 5:55PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.41 ft at 6:55PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.41 ft at 7:54PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 8:54PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 9:54PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.74 ft at 10:53PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 11:53PM Sep 12, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 12:53AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.77 ft at 1:53AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 2:52AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 3:52AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 4:52AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 5:52AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 6:51AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 7:51AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.77 ft at 8:51AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.81 ft at 9:50AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.8 ft at 10:50AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.82 ft at 11:50AM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.8 ft at 12:50PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 1:49PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.6 ft at 2:49PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.64 ft at 3:49PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:49PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.49 ft at 5:48PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:48PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.49 ft at 7:48PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.63 ft at 8:48PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 9:47PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 10:47PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 11:47PM Sep 13, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 12:47AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:46AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:46AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 3:46AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:45AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 5:45AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 6:45AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 7:45AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:44AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.74 ft at 9:44AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 10:44AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 11:44AM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 12:43PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 1:43PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.6 ft at 2:43PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:43PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.63 ft at 4:42PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.65 ft at 5:42PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:42PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.63 ft at 7:41PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 8:41PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 9:41PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 10:41PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 11:40PM Sep 14, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 12:40AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 1:40AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:40AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 3:39AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 4:39AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 5:39AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:38AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 7:38AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 9:38AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 10:37AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 11:37AM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 12:37PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 1:37PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 2:36PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 3:36PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 4:36PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 5:36PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:35PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 7:35PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.67 ft at 8:35PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 9:35PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 10:34PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 11:34PM Sep 15, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 12:34AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.68 ft at 1:33AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 2:33AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 3:33AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 5:32AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 6:32AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 7:32AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 8:32AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 9:31AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 11:31AM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 12:31PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.69 ft at 1:30PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:30PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 3:30PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:29PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 5:29PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 6:29PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 7:29PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 8:28PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.7 ft at 9:28PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 10:28PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 11:28PM Sep 16, 2020Observed: 6.74 ft at 12:27AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 1:27AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 2:27AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 3:27AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.74 ft at 4:26AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.73 ft at 5:26AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 6:26AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.72 ft at 7:25AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:25AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 9:25AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 11:24AM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.76 ft at 12:24PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.81 ft at 1:24PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.85 ft at 2:24PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.79 ft at 3:23PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:23PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.71 ft at 5:23PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.74 ft at 6:22PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 6.88 ft at 7:22PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 8:22PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 7.15 ft at 9:22PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 7.15 ft at 10:21PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:21PM Sep 17, 2020Observed: 7.22 ft at 12:21AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.2 ft at 1:21AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.23 ft at 2:20AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.19 ft at 3:20AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.2 ft at 4:20AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.2 ft at 5:20AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.16 ft at 6:19AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.13 ft at 7:19AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.16 ft at 8:19AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.14 ft at 9:19AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.17 ft at 10:18AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.23 ft at 11:18AM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.25 ft at 12:18PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.33 ft at 1:17PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.34 ft at 2:17PM Sep 18, 2020Highest Observation: 7.36 ft at 3:17PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 4:17PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.24 ft at 6:16PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.28 ft at 7:16PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 8:16PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.28 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.27 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 12:15AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 1:14AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.22 ft at 2:14AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.18 ft at 3:14AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.14 ft at 4:13AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.15 ft at 5:13AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.14 ft at 6:13AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.11 ft at 7:13AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.13 ft at 8:12AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.11 ft at 9:12AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.12 ft at 10:12AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.11 ft at 11:12AM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.09 ft at 12:11PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.08 ft at 1:11PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.04 ft at 2:11PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 6.9 ft at 3:11PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 6.92 ft at 4:10PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 6.84 ft at 6:10PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 6.94 ft at 7:09PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 8:09PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.05 ft at 9:09PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.06 ft at 10:09PM Sep 19, 2020Observed: 7.08 ft at 12:08AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.09 ft at 1:08AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.13 ft at 2:08AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.16 ft at 3:07AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.21 ft at 5:08AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:07AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 7:06AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.29 ft at 8:06AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.32 ft at 10:05AM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.34 ft at 12:05PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.35 ft at 1:05PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.35 ft at 2:04PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.3 ft at 3:04PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.16 ft at 4:04PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.24 ft at 5:04PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.21 ft at 6:03PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:03PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 10:02PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.26 ft at 11:02PM Sep 20, 2020Observed: 7.28 ft at 12:02AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.25 ft at 1:01AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.22 ft at 2:01AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.21 ft at 5:01AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.17 ft at 6:00AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.16 ft at 8:00AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.14 ft at 8:59AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.12 ft at 9:59AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.12 ft at 10:59AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.13 ft at 11:59AM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.11 ft at 12:58PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.08 ft at 1:58PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.05 ft at 2:58PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 3:57PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 6.97 ft at 4:57PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.04 ft at 5:57PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 6:57PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.03 ft at 7:56PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.05 ft at 8:56PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.03 ft at 9:56PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 10:56PM Sep 21, 2020Observed: 7.01 ft at 11:55PM Sep 21, 2020Highest Forecast: 6.95 ft 4:00AM Sep 22, 2020Forecast: 6.9 ft 10:00AM Sep 22, 2020Forecast: 6.86 ft 4:00PM Sep 22, 2020Forecast: 6.81 ft 10:00PM Sep 22, 2020Forecast: 6.77 ft 4:00AM Sep 23, 2020Forecast: 6.74 ft 10:00AM Sep 23, 2020Forecast: 6.7 ft 4:00PM Sep 23, 2020Forecast: 6.68 ft 10:00PM Sep 23, 2020WILA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (1:01AM Sep 22, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 1:23PM Sep 21)Latest observed value: 7.01 ft at 11:55 PM AKDT 21-Sep-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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(2) Looking Downstream on 6/17/2019
(3) Looking Upstream on 6/17/2019
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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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