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Eyak River at Copper River Highway Stage (ft)Observed: 16.75 ft at 2:58AM Mar 19, 2023Highest Observation: 16.77 ft at 8:56AM Mar 19, 2023Observed: 16.71 ft at 2:55PM Mar 19, 2023Observed: 16.74 ft at 8:54PM Mar 19, 2023Observed: 16.72 ft at 2:53AM Mar 20, 2023Observed: 16.68 ft at 8:50AM Mar 20, 2023Observed: 16.63 ft at 2:50PM Mar 20, 2023Observed: 16.64 ft at 8:48PM Mar 20, 2023Observed: 16.64 ft at 2:47AM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 16.58 ft at 9:09AM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 16.55 ft at 2:44PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 16.57 ft at 9:05PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 16.61 ft at 4:15AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 16.6 ft at 9:38AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 16.54 ft at 3:01PM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 16.63 ft at 8:59PM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 16.63 ft at 3:35AM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 16.61 ft at 9:32AM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 16.51 ft at 2:33PM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 16.56 ft at 8:32PM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 16.56 ft at 3:29AM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 16.54 ft at 8:51AM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 16.48 ft at 2:27PM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 16.49 ft at 8:26PM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 16.49 ft at 3:23AM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 16.48 ft at 8:45AM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 16.43 ft at 2:22PM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 16.41 ft at 8:20PM Mar 25, 2023EYAA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:31PM Mar 25, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 16.41 ft at 8:20 PM AKDT 25-Mar-2023. Flood Stage is 24.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Eyak River at Copper River Highway. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 25.5
Flood Stage: 24.5
Action Stage: 23.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.07 ft on 10/10/2006
(2) 25.95 ft on 08/20/2006
(3) 25.05 ft on 09/17/2012
(4) 24.27 ft on 08/30/2017 (P)
(5) 24.08 ft on 09/14/2014 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.90 ft on 08/28/2021
(2) 24.27 ft on 08/30/2017 (P)
(3) 23.91 ft on 08/08/2016 (P)
(4) 23.92 ft on 09/29/2015 (P)
(5) 24.08 ft on 09/14/2014 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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25.7 Approximate gage height of 2015 FEMA 1% annual exceedance probability (100 yr) flood
25.5 Moderate Flood Stage. Water surrounding homes along Eyak River, necessitating taking boats to homes. Septic fields flooded. All of Cordova's Municipal Airport runway underwater. With any wind/wave action, Power Creek Road is flooded and eroded.
24.5 Flood stage. Water in residences's yards, garages, crawl spaces and basements. Most of weir near the Eyak Lake outlet underwater. Standing water on parts of Cordova's Municipal Airport runway. Washouts can be a serious problem near the Sheridan River where the bridge span is to short to carry the flow on a braded system.
23.5 Action stage. Closer monitoring of water levels draining the Gulf of Alaska.
22.5 Bankfull.
(1) Eyak Bridge near minor flood stage 24.5
(2) Eyak Bridge downstream view near flood stage 24.5
(3) Upstream stage 24.52ft
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Latitude: 60.531111° N, Longitude: 145.644444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 24.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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