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ALERT: November 15 update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.



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Gulkana River at Sourdough Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGRSA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (6:32PM Nov 15, 2018)Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Gulkana River at Sourdough are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Upstream Gauge - at Paxson Lake Outlet Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Richardson Highway Bridge
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.03 ft on 05/07/1976
(2) 14.64 ft on 05/05/2009
(3) 14.62 ft on 05/30/2013
(4) 12.00 ft on 10/10/2006
(5) 11.26 ft on 09/12/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.85 ft on 05/02/2017
(2) 8.52 ft on 07/26/2016
(3) 9.58 ft on 05/11/2015
(4) -9,999.00 ft on 05/04/2014
(5) 14.62 ft on 05/30/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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12.5 Stage associated with flow (16900 cfs) having a recurrence interval of >50 years; major flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
12 Stage associated with flow (15200 cfs) having a recurrence interval of 20-40 years; moderate flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
11 Stage associated with a flow (11900 cfs) having a recurrence interval of ~10 years; minor flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
9.5 Bankfull -- stage associated with flow (7400 cfs) having a recurrence interval of ~2 years
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(1) Upstream at Sourdough Campground stage 10.07ft
(2) Downstream stage 10.07ft
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Latitude: 62.520833° N, Longitude: 145.530833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 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 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
Other NULL NULL  

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