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Phelan Creek near base of Gulkana Glacier Stage (ft)Bureau of Land ManagementNOCA2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:17PM Apr 1, 2023)
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Phelan Creek near base of Gulkana Glacier are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Historic Crests
(1) 11.62 ft on 08/09/1971
(2) 11.51 ft on 08/13/1967
(3) 10.60 ft on 08/13/1997
(4) 10.36 ft on 07/27/1970
(5) 10.35 ft on 07/18/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.12 ft on 08/02/2017
(2) 9.45 ft on 08/10/2015
(3) 8.94 ft on 07/20/2014
(4) 10.08 ft on 08/20/2013
(5) 9.76 ft on 09/21/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
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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10.19 Moderate flood. Return flood is 25 years or 1880 cfs.
9.69 Minor flood. Return period is 5 years or 1260 cfs.
9.6 Warning stage. Return period is 3.37 years or 1100 cfs.
9.4 Bankfull stage. Return period is 2 years or 900 cfs.
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Latitude: 63.240833° N, Longitude: 145.467500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available 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 3697.84 Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 NULL NULL 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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