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Kuskokwim River at McGrath Stage (ft)Observed: 13.13 ft at 9:01AM May 24, 2020Observed: 13.12 ft at 10:02AM May 24, 2020Observed: 13.11 ft at 11:02AM May 24, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 11:59AM May 24, 2020Observed: 13.06 ft at 12:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 13.04 ft at 1:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 3:01PM May 24, 2020Observed: 13 ft at 3:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.99 ft at 4:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:07PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.95 ft at 6:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 7:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 8:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 9:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.86 ft at 10:59PM May 24, 2020Observed: 12.83 ft at 12:01AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.8 ft at 12:59AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.77 ft at 1:59AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.75 ft at 2:59AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.74 ft at 4:01AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.74 ft at 4:59AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.74 ft at 5:59AM May 25, 2020Observed: 12.71 ft at 7:06AM May 25, 2020Observed: 13.36 ft at 3:56AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.36 ft at 4:39AM May 28, 2020Highest Observation: 13.4 ft at 5:40AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.37 ft at 6:46AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.36 ft at 7:41AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.29 ft at 8:41AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.3 ft at 10:11AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.32 ft at 10:40AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.29 ft at 11:46AM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.27 ft at 12:41PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.28 ft at 1:52PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.27 ft at 2:39PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.27 ft at 3:42PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.27 ft at 4:39PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.24 ft at 6:12PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.23 ft at 7:01PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.2 ft at 7:39PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.25 ft at 8:41PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.2 ft at 9:39PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.24 ft at 11:02PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.19 ft at 11:41PM May 28, 2020Observed: 13.21 ft at 12:40AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.22 ft at 1:39AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.21 ft at 2:40AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.22 ft at 3:39AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.22 ft at 4:39AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.21 ft at 5:39AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.17 ft at 6:46AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.16 ft at 8:16AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.18 ft at 8:41AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.13 ft at 10:32AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.1 ft at 10:51AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.09 ft at 11:39AM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.05 ft at 12:39PM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 1:39PM May 29, 2020Observed: 13.01 ft at 2:39PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.93 ft at 3:39PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.91 ft at 4:41PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.94 ft at 6:36PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.92 ft at 6:46PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 7:39PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 8:40PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 9:51PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 10:47PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.89 ft at 11:52PM May 29, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 12:47AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.85 ft at 1:39AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.86 ft at 2:46AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.87 ft at 3:41AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.88 ft at 4:40AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.86 ft at 5:39AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.86 ft at 6:40AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.78 ft at 8:16AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.66 ft at 8:39AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.69 ft at 10:06AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.63 ft at 10:46AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.6 ft at 11:41AM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.59 ft at 12:46PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.57 ft at 1:41PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.56 ft at 2:46PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.51 ft at 3:39PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.5 ft at 4:41PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.5 ft at 6:22PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.48 ft at 6:39PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.46 ft at 7:40PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.51 ft at 8:39PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.51 ft at 9:39PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.55 ft at 10:51PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.54 ft at 11:39PM May 30, 2020Observed: 12.59 ft at 12:39AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.59 ft at 1:51AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.61 ft at 2:40AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.61 ft at 4:39AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.61 ft at 5:40AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.57 ft at 6:46AM May 31, 2020Observed: 12.52 ft at 7:51AM May 31, 2020Highest Forecast: 11.65 ft 10:00AM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.6 ft 4:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.55 ft 10:00PM May 31, 2020Forecast: 11.51 ft 4:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.48 ft 10:00AM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.46 ft 4:00PM Jun 01, 2020Forecast: 11.45 ft 10:00PM Jun 01, 2020MCGA2(plotting HGIR3) Graph Created (8:32AM May 31, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 2:25PM May 30)Latest observed value: 12.52 ft at 7:51 AM AKDT 31-May-2020. Flood Stage is 21 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Kuskokwim River at McGrath are issued routinely year-round.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Crooked Creek
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23.5
Flood Stage: 21
Action Stage: 19.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.69 ft on 05/02/2019
(2) 26.12 ft on 05/13/1972
(3) 25.70 ft on 05/09/1976
(4) 24.37 ft on 06/27/2019
(5) 23.23 ft on 05/12/1975
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 24.37 ft on 06/27/2019
(2) 27.69 ft on 05/02/2019
(3) 11.16 ft on 07/12/2009
(4) 22.00 ft on 05/11/1996
(5) 25.70 ft on 05/09/1976
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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22 South end of runway 16/34 floods.
20 DNR Road near the softball field floods.
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Latitude: 62.952152° N, Longitude: 155.588735° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 21 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 29 300 ft 321 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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