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Ward Creek (AK) above Lake Connell Dam Pool (ft)Observed: 249.5 ft at 6:00PM Mar 20, 2023Observed: 249.75 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2023Observed: 249.75 ft at 11:00AM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 249.75 ft at 10:30AM Mar 23, 2023Highest Observation: 250 ft at 8:00AM Mar 24, 2023Highest Observation: 250 ft at 12:30PM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 249.75 ft at 12:30PM Mar 26, 2023LCDA2(plotting HPIRV) Graph Created (8:17PM Mar 26, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 249.75 ft at 12:30 PM AKDT 26-Mar-2023. Flood Stage is 252 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Ward Creek (AK) above Lake Connell Dam. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Major Flood Stage: 263
Moderate Flood Stage: 254
Flood Stage: 252
Action Stage: 250
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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254 Moderate flooding will occur around the Ward Lake recreation area with significant flooding of campgrounds and trails. Water will be over the road near the bridge across Ward Creek with possible debris impacting the bridge.
252 2 feet of water will be going over the emergency spillway which will produce minor flooding of areas around the Ward Lake recreation area with trails and Last Chance campground being inundated.
251 Water will begin to approach low lying areas of trails and picnic areas around Ward Lake.
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Latitude: 55.431111° N, Longitude: 131.671667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 252 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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