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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 1220 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 16, 2021Highest Observation: 1240 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1220 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1210 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1210 cfs at 3:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1170 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1170 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 6:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1170 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 9:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 11:15AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1100 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1090 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1090 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 2:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 3:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 3:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 3:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 4:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 4:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1040 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 6:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1040 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 7:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 7:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 7:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 8:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 9:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 11:15PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 16, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 1:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 1:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 1:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 3:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 6:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 9:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 11:15AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 911 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 911 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 919 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 896 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 911 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 2:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 896 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 896 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 896 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 888 cfs at 3:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 888 cfs at 3:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 888 cfs at 3:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 865 cfs at 4:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 873 cfs at 4:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 873 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 873 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 888 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 6:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 880 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 873 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 7:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 7:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 7:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 8:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 8:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 8:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 835 cfs at 8:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 9:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 9:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 9:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 843 cfs at 9:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 843 cfs at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 850 cfs at 10:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 835 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 843 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 843 cfs at 11:15PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 835 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 17, 2021Observed: 828 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 828 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 828 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 828 cfs at 1:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 1:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 1:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 820 cfs at 2:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 2:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 2:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 813 cfs at 2:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 3:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 3:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 3:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 3:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 4:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 4:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 4:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 4:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 5:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 5:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 5:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 5:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 6:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 784 cfs at 6:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 798 cfs at 6:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 6:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 7:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 7:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 784 cfs at 7:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 7:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 791 cfs at 8:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 8:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 763 cfs at 8:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 8:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 9:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 784 cfs at 9:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 9:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 9:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 10:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 777 cfs at 10:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 10:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 10:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 11:00AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 11:15AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 11:30AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 11:45AM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 748 cfs at 12:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 763 cfs at 12:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 763 cfs at 12:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 12:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 1:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 1:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 1:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 1:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 748 cfs at 2:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 748 cfs at 2:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 755 cfs at 2:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 748 cfs at 2:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 748 cfs at 3:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 3:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 3:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 3:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 4:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 4:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 4:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 4:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 5:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 5:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 5:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 5:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 6:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 6:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 6:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 6:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 7:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 7:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 734 cfs at 7:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 7:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 727 cfs at 8:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 8:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 8:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 8:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 9:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 9:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 9:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 9:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 10:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 10:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 721 cfs at 10:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 10:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 707 cfs at 11:00PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 11:15PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 687 cfs at 11:30PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 11:45PM Jan 18, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 12:00AM Jan 19, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 12:15AM Jan 19, 2021Observed: 700 cfs at 12:30AM Jan 19, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 12:45AM Jan 19, 2021Observed: 714 cfs at 1:00AM Jan 19, 2021Highest Forecast: 671.26 cfs 4:00AM Jan 19, 2021Forecast: 641.47 cfs 10:00AM Jan 19, 2021Forecast: 615.37 cfs 4:00PM Jan 19, 2021Forecast: 592.34 cfs 10:00PM Jan 19, 2021Forecast: 572.67 cfs 4:00AM Jan 20, 2021Forecast: 556.17 cfs 10:00AM Jan 20, 2021Forecast: 542.15 cfs 4:00PM Jan 20, 2021Forecast: 530.33 cfs 10:00PM Jan 20, 2021Forecast: 517.34 cfs 4:00AM Jan 21, 2021Forecast: 506.31 cfs 10:00AM Jan 21, 2021Forecast: 497.16 cfs 4:00PM Jan 21, 2021Forecast: 491.08 cfs 10:00PM Jan 21, 2021Forecast: 486.81 cfs 4:00AM Jan 22, 2021Forecast: 481.25 cfs 10:00AM Jan 22, 2021Forecast: 474.03 cfs 4:00PM Jan 22, 2021Forecast: 466.24 cfs 10:00PM Jan 22, 2021Forecast: 458.17 cfs 4:00AM Jan 23, 2021Forecast: 450.35 cfs 10:00AM Jan 23, 2021Forecast: 442.95 cfs 4:00PM Jan 23, 2021Forecast: 435.85 cfs 10:00PM Jan 23, 2021Forecast: 429.09 cfs 4:00AM Jan 24, 2021Forecast: 422.73 cfs 10:00AM Jan 24, 2021Forecast: 416.71 cfs 4:00PM Jan 24, 2021Forecast: 410.96 cfs 10:00PM Jan 24, 2021Forecast: 405.51 cfs 4:00AM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 400.16 cfs 10:00AM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 395.1 cfs 4:00PM Jan 25, 2021Forecast: 390.39 cfs 10:00PM Jan 25, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (1:49AM Jan 19, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 2:27PM Jan 18)Latest observed value: 714 cfs at 1:00 AM PST 19-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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