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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 640 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 653 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 10:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 10:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 10:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 11:15AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 11:30AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 11:45AM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 12:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 12:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 647 cfs at 12:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 1:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 1:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 1:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 2:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 2:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 2:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 3:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 4:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 4:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 4:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 5:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 5:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 5:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 6:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 7:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 7:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 8:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 8:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 9:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 9:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 9:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 10:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 10:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 10:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 11:15PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 11:30PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 11:45PM Apr 11, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 5:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 5:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 6:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 10:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 11:15AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:45AM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 1:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 1:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 590 cfs at 2:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 2:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 2:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 3:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 3:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 3:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 4:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 4:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 590 cfs at 4:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 5:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 5:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 5:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 6:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 6:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 6:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 8:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 8:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 8:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 9:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 9:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 9:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 10:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:15PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 11:30PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:45PM Apr 12, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 5:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 5:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 5:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 6:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 6:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 10:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 10:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 10:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 11:15AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 11:30AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 11:45AM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 12:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 12:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 12:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 1:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 1:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 1:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 2:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 2:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 2:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 3:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 3:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 3:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 4:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 4:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 4:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 5:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 5:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 5:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 6:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 596 cfs at 6:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 6:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 602 cfs at 7:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 7:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 8:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 621 cfs at 9:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 615 cfs at 9:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 608 cfs at 9:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 10:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 10:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 10:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 10:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 634 cfs at 11:15PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 627 cfs at 11:30PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 11:45PM Apr 13, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 647 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 647 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 640 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 653 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 653 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 647 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 660 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 667 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 660 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 653 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 667 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 660 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 660 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 667 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 14, 2024Highest Observation: 673 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 14, 2024Highest Observation: 673 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 667 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 660 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 14, 2024Observed: 667 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 14, 2024Forecast: 709.1 cfs 11:00AM Apr 14, 2024Forecast: 734.69 cfs 5:00PM Apr 14, 2024Forecast: 752.38 cfs 11:00PM Apr 14, 2024Forecast: 769.47 cfs 5:00AM Apr 15, 2024Highest Forecast: 777.77 cfs 11:00AM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 766.97 cfs 5:00PM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 739.7 cfs 11:00PM Apr 15, 2024Forecast: 704.17 cfs 5:00AM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 664.76 cfs 11:00AM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 624.02 cfs 5:00PM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 584.15 cfs 11:00PM Apr 16, 2024Forecast: 546.79 cfs 5:00AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 513.94 cfs 11:00AM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 485.56 cfs 5:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 462.28 cfs 11:00PM Apr 17, 2024Forecast: 445.94 cfs 5:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 437.05 cfs 11:00AM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 432.95 cfs 5:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 434.24 cfs 11:00PM Apr 18, 2024Forecast: 447.02 cfs 5:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 465.88 cfs 11:00AM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 479.84 cfs 5:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 489.71 cfs 11:00PM Apr 19, 2024Forecast: 504.62 cfs 5:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 523.13 cfs 11:00AM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 537 cfs 5:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 548.5 cfs 11:00PM Apr 20, 2024Forecast: 565.73 cfs 5:00AM Apr 21, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (6:35AM Apr 14, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 4:10PM Apr 13)Latest observed value: 667 cfs at 5:00 AM PDT 14-Apr-2024. 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) 10,400 cfs on 12/01/2023 (P)
(2) 11,100 cfs on 11/05/2022 (P)
(3) 6,610 cfs on 01/13/2021 (P)
(4) 8,300 cfs on 11/23/2017 (P)
(5) 11,360 cfs on 10/22/2017 (P)
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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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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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