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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 873 cfs at 3:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 3:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 4:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 4:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 4:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 4:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 5:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 5:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 5:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 5:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 6:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 6:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 6:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 7:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 7:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 7:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 8:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 8:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 8:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 8:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 9:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 10:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 10:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 10:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 11:00PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 11:15PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 11:30PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 11:45PM Jun 29, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 12:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 12:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 12:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 12:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 1:00AM Jun 30, 2020Highest Observation: 975 cfs at 1:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 1:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 1:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 2:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 2:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 2:30AM Jun 30, 2020Highest Observation: 975 cfs at 2:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 3:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 3:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 3:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 3:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 4:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 4:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 4:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 4:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 5:00AM Jun 30, 2020Highest Observation: 975 cfs at 5:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 5:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 5:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 943 cfs at 6:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 6:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 967 cfs at 6:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 6:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 7:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 943 cfs at 7:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 943 cfs at 7:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 7:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 959 cfs at 8:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 8:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 8:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 951 cfs at 8:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 9:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 9:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 943 cfs at 9:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 943 cfs at 9:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 10:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 935 cfs at 10:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 10:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 10:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 11:00AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 11:15AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 927 cfs at 11:30AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 11:45AM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 12:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 12:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 12:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 12:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 1:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 1:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 1:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 1:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 2:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 2:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 3:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 3:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 3:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 4:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 4:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 4:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 5:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 5:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 5:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 6:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 6:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 6:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 7:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 7:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 7:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 7:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 8:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 8:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 8:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 8:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 9:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 10:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 10:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 10:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 11:00PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 11:15PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 919 cfs at 11:30PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 11:45PM Jun 30, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 12:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 12:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 12:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 12:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 1:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 1:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 1:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 911 cfs at 1:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 904 cfs at 2:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 2:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 3:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 3:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 4:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 4:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 5:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 5:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 5:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 6:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 6:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 7:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 7:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 7:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 8:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 8:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 8:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 8:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 9:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 9:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 9:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 10:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 10:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 10:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 10:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 11:00AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 11:15AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 11:30AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 11:45AM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 12:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 12:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 12:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 12:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 1:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 1:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 1:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 1:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 2:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 2:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 2:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 2:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 3:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 3:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 3:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 3:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 4:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 4:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 4:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 4:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 5:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 5:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 5:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 5:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 6:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 6:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 6:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 6:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 7:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 7:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 7:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 7:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 8:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 8:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 8:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 8:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 9:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 10:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 10:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 10:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 11:00PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 11:15PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 11:30PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 11:45PM Jul 01, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 12:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 12:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 12:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 12:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 1:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 1:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 1:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 1:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 2:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 2:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 2:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 2:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 896 cfs at 3:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 3:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 3:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 4:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 4:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 4:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 5:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 5:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 6:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 888 cfs at 6:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 7:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 7:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 873 cfs at 7:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 8:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 8:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 865 cfs at 8:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 8:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 9:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 9:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 9:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 858 cfs at 9:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 10:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 10:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 10:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 10:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 850 cfs at 11:00AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 11:15AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 11:30AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 843 cfs at 11:45AM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 12:00PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 820 cfs at 12:15PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 12:30PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 12:45PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 1:00PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 1:15PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 1:30PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 828 cfs at 1:45PM Jul 02, 2020Observed: 835 cfs at 2:00PM Jul 02, 2020Highest Forecast: 831.48 cfs 5:00PM Jul 02, 2020Forecast: 795.78 cfs 11:00PM Jul 02, 2020Forecast: 758.3 cfs 5:00AM Jul 03, 2020Forecast: 724.53 cfs 11:00AM Jul 03, 2020Forecast: 693.64 cfs 5:00PM Jul 03, 2020Forecast: 664 cfs 11:00PM Jul 03, 2020Forecast: 638.04 cfs 5:00AM Jul 04, 2020Forecast: 616.37 cfs 11:00AM Jul 04, 2020Forecast: 596.02 cfs 5:00PM Jul 04, 2020Forecast: 577.42 cfs 11:00PM Jul 04, 2020Forecast: 562.94 cfs 5:00AM Jul 05, 2020Forecast: 552.39 cfs 11:00AM Jul 05, 2020Forecast: 542.5 cfs 5:00PM Jul 05, 2020Forecast: 532.63 cfs 11:00PM Jul 05, 2020Forecast: 525.72 cfs 5:00AM Jul 06, 2020Forecast: 522.02 cfs 11:00AM Jul 06, 2020Forecast: 518.12 cfs 5:00PM Jul 06, 2020Forecast: 512.8 cfs 11:00PM Jul 06, 2020Forecast: 508.32 cfs 5:00AM Jul 07, 2020Forecast: 505.03 cfs 11:00AM Jul 07, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (3:19PM Jul 2, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 2:41PM Jul 2)Latest observed value: 835 cfs at 2:00 PM PDT 2-Jul-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: 0
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
Currently none available.
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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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