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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 919 cfs at 1:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 2:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 2:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 2:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 3:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 3:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 4:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 4:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 4:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 5:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 6:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 6:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 6:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 7:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 7:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 8:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 8:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 8:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 8:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 10:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 10:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 10:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 10:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 11:00AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 11:15AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 11:30AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 11:45AM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 12:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 12:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 12:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 12:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 1:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 1:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 1:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 1:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 2:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 2:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 2:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 2:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 3:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 3:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 3:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 3:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 4:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 4:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 4:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 4:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 5:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 5:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 5:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 5:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 6:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 6:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 6:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 6:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 7:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 7:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 7:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 7:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 8:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 9:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 9:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 806 cfs at 9:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 10:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 806 cfs at 10:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 10:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 10:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 11:00PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 806 cfs at 11:15PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 813 cfs at 11:30PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 11:45PM Nov 21, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 12:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 12:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 12:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 12:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 1:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 1:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 1:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 1:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 2:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 2:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 806 cfs at 2:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 2:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 3:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 3:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 806 cfs at 3:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 3:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 4:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 798 cfs at 4:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 4:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 4:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 5:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 5:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 5:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 5:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 6:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 6:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 6:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 6:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 7:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 7:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 7:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 7:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 8:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 8:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 8:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 8:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 9:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 9:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 9:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 9:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 10:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 10:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 10:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 10:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 11:00AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 11:15AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 11:30AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 11:45AM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 12:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 12:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 12:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 12:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 1:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 1:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 1:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 1:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 2:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 2:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 2:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 2:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 3:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 3:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 3:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 3:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 4:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 4:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 5:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 5:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 5:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 5:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 6:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 6:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 6:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 6:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 7:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 7:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 7:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 7:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 8:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 9:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 9:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 9:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 10:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 10:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 10:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 10:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 11:00PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 11:15PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 11:30PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 11:45PM Nov 22, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 12:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 12:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 791 cfs at 12:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 12:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 1:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 1:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 1:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 1:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 784 cfs at 2:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 777 cfs at 2:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 2:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 2:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 3:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 3:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 3:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 3:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 4:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 4:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 763 cfs at 5:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 5:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 5:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 5:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 6:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 6:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 6:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 770 cfs at 6:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 7:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 7:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 7:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 7:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 8:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 8:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 8:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 8:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 9:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 9:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 9:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 9:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 10:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 10:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 10:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 10:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 11:00AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 11:15AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 11:30AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 11:45AM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 12:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 12:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 12:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 12:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 1:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 1:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 1:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 1:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 2:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 2:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 2:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 2:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 3:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 3:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 3:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 3:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 4:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 4:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 4:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 4:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 5:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 5:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 5:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 5:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 6:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 6:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 6:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 6:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 8:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 9:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 9:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 9:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 10:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 10:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 10:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 10:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 11:00PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 11:15PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 11:30PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 11:45PM Nov 23, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 12:00AM Nov 24, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 12:15AM Nov 24, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 12:30AM Nov 24, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 12:45AM Nov 24, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 1:00AM Nov 24, 2020Forecast: 766.63 cfs 4:00AM Nov 24, 2020Forecast: 739.36 cfs 10:00AM Nov 24, 2020Forecast: 716.82 cfs 4:00PM Nov 24, 2020Forecast: 741.51 cfs 10:00PM Nov 24, 2020Forecast: 841.52 cfs 4:00AM Nov 25, 2020Forecast: 961.07 cfs 10:00AM Nov 25, 2020Forecast: 1065.68 cfs 4:00PM Nov 25, 2020Forecast: 1129.9 cfs 10:00PM Nov 25, 2020Highest Forecast: 1136.26 cfs 4:00AM Nov 26, 2020Forecast: 1089.97 cfs 10:00AM Nov 26, 2020Forecast: 1019.49 cfs 4:00PM Nov 26, 2020Forecast: 943.29 cfs 10:00PM Nov 26, 2020Forecast: 869.25 cfs 4:00AM Nov 27, 2020Forecast: 800.66 cfs 10:00AM Nov 27, 2020Forecast: 737.48 cfs 4:00PM Nov 27, 2020Forecast: 683.02 cfs 10:00PM Nov 27, 2020Forecast: 645.62 cfs 4:00AM Nov 28, 2020Forecast: 625.32 cfs 10:00AM Nov 28, 2020Forecast: 607.41 cfs 4:00PM Nov 28, 2020Forecast: 586.08 cfs 10:00PM Nov 28, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (1:34AM Nov 24, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 2:31PM Nov 23)Latest observed value: 680 cfs at 1:00 AM PST 24-Nov-2020. Flood Flow is 8 kcfs
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past and future precipitation. The stages/flows that will occur may be different if future rainfall is different than forecast.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Nisqually River near National are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 15
Moderate Flood Flow: 10
Flood Flow: 8
Action Flow: 5.4
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21,800 cfs on 11/06/2006
(2) 21,200 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 17,100 cfs on 12/02/1977
(4) 16,500 cfs on 11/29/1995
(5) 16,000 cfs on 11/28/1995
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8,300 cfs on 11/23/2017 (P)
(2) 11,360 cfs on 10/22/2017 (P)
(3) 13,200 cfs on 11/05/2015 (P)
(4) 11,500 cfs on 11/25/2014
(5) 6,090 cfs on 03/09/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 100 cfs on 11/17/1987
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15000 the Nisqually River will cause major flooding along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake. Deep and swift flood waters will inundate roads...pasture lands...and farms. The river will likely overtop some levees. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Nisqually River Basin.
10000 the Nisqually River will flood along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake. Swift waters will flood roads...pasture lands...and farms. Erosion may damage the river banks.
8000 the Nisqually River will flood roads and pasture lands along the upper reaches of the river from Mt Rainier National Park downstream to Alder Lake.
6000 the Nisqually River will locally spill over its banks along the upper reaches of the river downstream to Alder Lake.
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Latitude: 46.752778° N, Longitude: 122.082500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS flow Not Available Not Available 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 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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