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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 727 cfs at 11:15AM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:30AM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:45AM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 12:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 12:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 12:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 1:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 1:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 1:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 2:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 2:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 2:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 2:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 3:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 3:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 3:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 3:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 4:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 4:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 4:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 4:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 5:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 5:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 5:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 5:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 6:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 6:15PM Mar 31, 2020Highest Observation: 748 cfs at 6:30PM Mar 31, 2020Highest Observation: 748 cfs at 6:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 7:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 7:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 7:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 7:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 8:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 741 cfs at 8:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 8:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 8:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 734 cfs at 9:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 10:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 10:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 10:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 721 cfs at 11:00PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 727 cfs at 11:15PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 11:30PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 11:45PM Mar 31, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 707 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 714 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 700 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 693 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 5:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 687 cfs at 5:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 5:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 680 cfs at 6:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 6:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 673 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 10:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 10:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 10:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 11:15AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 11:30AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:45AM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 12:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 12:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 12:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 1:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 1:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 1:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 2:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 2:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 2:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 2:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 3:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 3:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 3:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 3:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 4:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 4:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 4:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 5:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 6:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 6:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 6:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 6:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 7:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 7:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 8:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 8:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 8:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 8:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 9:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 10:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 10:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 10:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 11:15PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 11:30PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 11:45PM Apr 01, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 5:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 5:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 5:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 6:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 6:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 10:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 602 cfs at 10:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 10:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 11:00AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 11:15AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 11:30AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 11:45AM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 12:00PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 12:15PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 12:30PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 602 cfs at 12:45PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 1:00PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 10:15PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 10:30PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 10:45PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 11:00PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 11:15PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 11:30PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 11:45PM Apr 02, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 12:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 12:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 12:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 12:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 1:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 1:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 1:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 1:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 2:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 2:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 2:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 2:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 3:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 3:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 3:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 3:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 4:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 4:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 4:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 4:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 5:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 5:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 5:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 5:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 6:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 6:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 6:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 6:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 7:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 7:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 7:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 7:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 8:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 8:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 8:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 8:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 9:00AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 9:15AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 9:30AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 9:45AM Apr 03, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 10:00AM Apr 03, 2020Forecast: 529.39 cfs 5:00PM Apr 03, 2020Forecast: 505.49 cfs 11:00PM Apr 03, 2020Forecast: 484.3 cfs 5:00AM Apr 04, 2020Forecast: 465.11 cfs 11:00AM Apr 04, 2020Forecast: 447.31 cfs 5:00PM Apr 04, 2020Forecast: 436.07 cfs 11:00PM Apr 04, 2020Forecast: 441.91 cfs 5:00AM Apr 05, 2020Forecast: 460.72 cfs 11:00AM Apr 05, 2020Forecast: 474.47 cfs 5:00PM Apr 05, 2020Forecast: 489.17 cfs 11:00PM Apr 05, 2020Forecast: 515.44 cfs 5:00AM Apr 06, 2020Forecast: 539.97 cfs 11:00AM Apr 06, 2020Forecast: 551.67 cfs 5:00PM Apr 06, 2020Forecast: 565.44 cfs 11:00PM Apr 06, 2020Forecast: 587.47 cfs 5:00AM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 601.55 cfs 11:00AM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 601.48 cfs 5:00PM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 602.61 cfs 11:00PM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 617.01 cfs 5:00AM Apr 08, 2020Highest Forecast: 627.12 cfs 11:00AM Apr 08, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (11:04AM Apr 3, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 9:11AM Apr 3)Latest observed value: 565 cfs at 10:00 AM PDT 3-Apr-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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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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