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Nabesna River at Northway Village Stage (ft)NEBA2(plotting HGIRV) Graph Created (10:32PM Jun 5, 2023)Flood Stage is 26.5 ft
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NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Nabesna River at Northway Village 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: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 26.5
Action Stage: 25
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.02 ft on 07/11/2006
(2) 25.24 ft on 07/13/2007
(3) 24.32 ft on 07/22/2004
(4) 23.97 ft on 07/13/2005
(5) 23.86 ft on 07/15/2008

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 23.86 ft on 07/15/2008
(2) 25.24 ft on 07/13/2007
(3) 26.02 ft on 07/11/2006
(4) 23.97 ft on 07/13/2005
(5) 24.32 ft on 07/22/2004

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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28 Moderate flood stage - water will likely rise onto road between airstrip and village and flow into lake on east side of village. Village is elevated so no impact expected to most structures.
26.5 Minor flood stage - river overbank and flooding most of the short frontage road along the river near the village. This is the access road to the slope profile gage. Main village roads are raised so no impact to structures. Water will also flow into surrounding wetlands at this stage.
25 Action stage - river bankfull near slope profiles gage and beginning to flow over bank on islands across river from profile and low spots upstream/downstream. No visible impact to village or roads.
(1) Downstream
(2) Upstream
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Latitude: 62.981667° N, Longitude: 141.958889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 1690 ft 1716.5 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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