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Colville River at Colville Village Stage (ft)CCVA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (11:47PM Dec 5, 2023)Flood Stage is 4.5 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Colville River at Colville Village are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 6
Flood Stage: 4.5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 7.15 ft on 06/12/2000
(2) 5.62 ft on 05/31/2011
(3) 5.47 ft on 05/31/2006
(4) 5.40 ft on 05/30/1997
(5) 5.36 ft on 05/27/2004
(6) 5.13 ft on 05/26/2002
(7) 5.00 ft on 06/05/2007
(8) 4.67 ft on 05/30/1998
(9) 4.60 ft on 06/02/2010
(10) 4.58 ft on 05/30/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.62 ft on 05/31/2011
(2) 4.60 ft on 06/02/2010
(3) 3.36 ft on 05/31/2008
(4) 5.00 ft on 06/05/2007
(5) 5.47 ft on 05/31/2006
(6) 3.50 ft on 06/02/2005
(7) 5.36 ft on 05/27/2004
(8) 2.77 ft on 06/04/2003
(9) 5.13 ft on 05/26/2002
(10) 4.03 ft on 06/12/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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7.5 Major flood stage. Level with lower level of Lodge.
7 900f island under water. 18-24" of water in low lying buildings, Lodge still dry. Exceeded this stage in June 2000, worst flood in over 50 years (since at least 1957 when informal records began).
6.5 700f island under water.
6 Moderate flood stage. Water up to foundation of Lodge, water 12" deep at warehouse and storage building, water starting to overflow hanger edge of runway.
5.5 1/3 of island under water
5 Entire runway under water. Water up to river side of warehouse and starting to flow into blue storage building from lake side.
4.75 Bankfull at Lodge. More sections of island flooding and draining into lake.
4.5 Minor flood stage. Some low sections of the island flooding, including the center part of the runway. Southwest 800' of runway still usable.
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Latitude: 70.432222° N, Longitude: 150.409444° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 4.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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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
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