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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 734 cfs at 8:45PM Jan 21, 2021Highest Observation: 741 cfs at 9:00PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 9:15PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 9:30PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 9:45PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 10:00PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 10:15PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 11:15PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 21, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 1:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 1:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 1:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 3:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 6:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 11:15AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 2:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 680 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 6:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 7:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 7:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 673 cfs at 7:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 9:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 9:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 10:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 11:15PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 22, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 1:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 1:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 660 cfs at 1:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 653 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 647 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 634 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 634 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 634 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 634 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 634 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 9:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 627 cfs at 2:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 3:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 3:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 4:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 4:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 7:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 7:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 7:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 8:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 8:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 615 cfs at 8:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 8:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 9:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 9:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 9:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 10:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 10:15PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 23, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 1:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 1:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 1:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 608 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 3:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 6:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 9:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 11:15AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 596 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 571 cfs at 3:15PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 3:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 3:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 571 cfs at 4:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 571 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 6:15PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 583 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 24, 2021Observed: 590 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 24, 2021Highest Forecast: 556.02 cfs 10:00PM Jan 24, 2021Forecast: 547.89 cfs 4:00AM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 540.38 cfs 10:00AM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 532.06 cfs 4:00PM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 523.28 cfs 10:00PM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 514.49 cfs 4:00AM Jan 26, 2021Forecast: 505.67 cfs 10:00AM Jan 26, 2021Forecast: 497.06 cfs 4:00PM Jan 26, 2021Forecast: 488.59 cfs 10:00PM Jan 26, 2021Forecast: 480.25 cfs 4:00AM Jan 27, 2021Forecast: 472.08 cfs 10:00AM Jan 27, 2021Forecast: 464.14 cfs 4:00PM Jan 27, 2021Forecast: 456.35 cfs 10:00PM Jan 27, 2021Forecast: 448.69 cfs 4:00AM Jan 28, 2021Forecast: 441.11 cfs 10:00AM Jan 28, 2021Forecast: 433.77 cfs 4:00PM Jan 28, 2021Forecast: 428.13 cfs 10:00PM Jan 28, 2021Forecast: 425.96 cfs 4:00AM Jan 29, 2021Forecast: 425.01 cfs 10:00AM Jan 29, 2021Forecast: 421.42 cfs 4:00PM Jan 29, 2021Forecast: 415.43 cfs 10:00PM Jan 29, 2021Forecast: 409.18 cfs 4:00AM Jan 30, 2021Forecast: 402.9 cfs 10:00AM Jan 30, 2021Forecast: 396.17 cfs 4:00PM Jan 30, 2021Forecast: 391.75 cfs 10:00PM Jan 30, 2021Forecast: 393.49 cfs 4:00AM Jan 31, 2021Forecast: 399.28 cfs 10:00AM Jan 31, 2021Forecast: 404.73 cfs 4:00PM Jan 31, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (8:34PM Jan 24, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 2:23PM Jan 24)Latest observed value: 590 cfs at 7:00 PM PST 24-Jan-2021. 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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