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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 700 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 5:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 6:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 10:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 4:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 6:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 6:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 6:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 7:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 7:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 7:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 7:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 8:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 11:15PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 11:30PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 11:45PM Feb 21, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 12:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 12:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 12:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 12:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 1:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 1:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 3:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 3:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 3:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 6:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 10:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 4:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 6:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 6:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 6:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 7:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 7:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 7:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 8:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:15PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 11:30PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 11:45PM Feb 22, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 12:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 12:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 12:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 12:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 1:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 1:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 3:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 3:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 3:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 5:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 6:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 10:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 23, 2020Highest Observation: 763 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 23, 2020Highest Observation: 763 cfs at 4:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 755 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 23, 2020Highest Observation: 763 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 6:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 6:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 6:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 7:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 748 cfs at 7:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 7:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 7:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 8:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:15PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:30PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:45PM Feb 23, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:00AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 12:15AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:30AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:45AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 1:00AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:15AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 24, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 24, 2020Highest Forecast: 793.46 cfs 10:00AM Feb 24, 2020Forecast: 767.97 cfs 4:00PM Feb 24, 2020Forecast: 735.85 cfs 10:00PM Feb 24, 2020Forecast: 702.03 cfs 4:00AM Feb 25, 2020Forecast: 668.06 cfs 10:00AM Feb 25, 2020Forecast: 636.05 cfs 4:00PM Feb 25, 2020Forecast: 608.58 cfs 10:00PM Feb 25, 2020Forecast: 593.24 cfs 4:00AM Feb 26, 2020Forecast: 593.97 cfs 10:00AM Feb 26, 2020Forecast: 599.79 cfs 4:00PM Feb 26, 2020Forecast: 606.41 cfs 10:00PM Feb 26, 2020Forecast: 614.62 cfs 4:00AM Feb 27, 2020Forecast: 619.06 cfs 10:00AM Feb 27, 2020Forecast: 614.93 cfs 4:00PM Feb 27, 2020Forecast: 609.99 cfs 10:00PM Feb 27, 2020Forecast: 614.32 cfs 4:00AM Feb 28, 2020Forecast: 620.99 cfs 10:00AM Feb 28, 2020Forecast: 621.89 cfs 4:00PM Feb 28, 2020Forecast: 626.6 cfs 10:00PM Feb 28, 2020Forecast: 642.4 cfs 4:00AM Feb 29, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (4:04AM Feb 24, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 4:47PM Feb 23)Latest observed value: 693 cfs at 3:00 AM PST 24-Feb-2020. Flood Flow is 8 kcfs
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NOTE: The above river forecast includes future rainfall. Forecast stages may be different if the rainfall does not occur.

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.

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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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