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West Creek near Skagway Stage (ft)Observed: 15.05 ft at 9:00AM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 15.08 ft at 3:00PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 15.07 ft at 9:00PM Feb 14, 2020Observed: 15.08 ft at 3:00AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 15.02 ft at 9:00AM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 15.02 ft at 4:00PM Feb 15, 2020Observed: 14.83 ft at 3:00AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 15.11 ft at 10:00AM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 15.14 ft at 3:00PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 15.11 ft at 9:00PM Feb 16, 2020Observed: 15.06 ft at 4:00AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 15.13 ft at 10:00AM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 15.21 ft at 3:00PM Feb 17, 2020Observed: 15.25 ft at 9:00AM Feb 18, 2020Observed: 15.33 ft at 5:00PM Feb 18, 2020Highest Observation: 15.38 ft at 9:00PM Feb 18, 2020Observed: 15.34 ft at 6:00AM Feb 19, 2020Observed: 15.27 ft at 10:00AM Feb 19, 2020Observed: 15.27 ft at 4:00PM Feb 19, 2020Observed: 15.26 ft at 9:00PM Feb 19, 2020Observed: 15.26 ft at 3:00AM Feb 20, 2020Observed: 15.17 ft at 3:00PM Feb 20, 2020Observed: 15.2 ft at 9:00PM Feb 20, 2020Observed: 15.19 ft at 3:00AM Feb 21, 2020WCSA2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (4:02AM Feb 21, 2020)ObservedLatest observed value: 15.19 ft at 3:00 AM AKST 21-Feb-2020. Flood Stage is 25.5 ft
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the West Creek near Skagway. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Skagway
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 27.5
Flood Stage: 25.5
Action Stage: 23.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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27.5 Cabins along the river on the left upstream side of bank will begin to flood. This is moderate flood stage.
26.5 Water will inundate yards and driveways of area homes along the river on the left upstream side of bank. This in minor flood stage.
(1) Panoramic view looking downstream
(2) Panoramic view looking upstream
(3) Closeup overview near the gage
(4) Large scale overview of West Creek
(5) Glacial moraine outburst flood 2002
(6) Flooded home on Dyea Rd. during 2002 moraine outburst flood.
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Latitude: 59.528333° N, Longitude: 135.348333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 25.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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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