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Yukon River at Pilot Station Stage (ft)YHCA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (4:47PM Mar 4, 2024)
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

NOTE: River drops below sensor elevation during winter months.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Yukon River at Pilot Station. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Not Available

Historic Crests
(1) 36.20 ft on 05/27/1989
(2) 30.23 ft on 05/24/2009
(3) 27.83 ft on 05/16/2005
(4) 27.66 ft on 06/05/1985
(5) 27.47 ft on 05/27/1991
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 26.58 ft on 06/12/2012
(2) 25.87 ft on 06/09/2011
(3) 26.45 ft on 05/22/2010
(4) 30.23 ft on 05/24/2009
(5) 26.95 ft on 05/24/2008
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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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36.25 Breakup Flood Event. May 25 1989. Based on the USGS river gage 0.2 miles downstream from the community.
32.7 Elevation of 1985 flood.Based on the USGS river gage 0.2 miles downstream from the community.
31.85 Typical top of bank.Based on the USGS river gage 0.2 miles downstream from the community.
30.09 Elevation of 1977 flood.Based on the USGS river gage 0.2 miles downstream from the community.
27.6 Return period is 25 years or 1060000 cfs.
26.9 Return period is 5 years or 839000 cfs
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Latitude: 61.934444° N, Longitude: 162.880556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 20.0 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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