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South Prairie Creek at South Prairie River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 67.9 cfs at 11:45AM Sep 20, 2021Highest Observation: 67.9 cfs at 12:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 66.7 cfs at 12:15PM Sep 20, 2021Highest Observation: 67.9 cfs at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2021Highest Observation: 67.9 cfs at 12:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 65.6 cfs at 1:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 65.6 cfs at 1:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 65.6 cfs at 1:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 66.7 cfs at 1:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 65.6 cfs at 2:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 66.7 cfs at 2:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 65.6 cfs at 2:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 62.4 cfs at 2:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 64.5 cfs at 3:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 63.4 cfs at 3:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 63.4 cfs at 3:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 63.4 cfs at 3:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 62.4 cfs at 4:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 62.4 cfs at 4:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 61.3 cfs at 4:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 61.3 cfs at 4:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 61.3 cfs at 5:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 5:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 62.4 cfs at 5:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 63.4 cfs at 5:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 6:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 6:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 61.3 cfs at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 6:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 7:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 7:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 59.2 cfs at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 59.2 cfs at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 60.3 cfs at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 8:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 8:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 59.2 cfs at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 9:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 9:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 9:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 58.2 cfs at 10:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 10:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 10:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 10:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 11:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 11:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 11:30PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 11:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 57.2 cfs at 12:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 12:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 12:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 12:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 1:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 54.1 cfs at 1:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 1:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 56.2 cfs at 1:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 2:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 54.1 cfs at 2:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 2:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 2:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 3:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 54.1 cfs at 3:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 53.1 cfs at 3:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 3:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 54.1 cfs at 4:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 55.2 cfs at 4:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 54.1 cfs at 4:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 52.1 cfs at 4:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 52.1 cfs at 5:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 53.1 cfs at 9:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 9:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 51.1 cfs at 10:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 51.1 cfs at 10:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 51.1 cfs at 10:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 10:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 11:00AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 11:15AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 51.1 cfs at 11:30AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 11:45AM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 12:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 12:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 12:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 12:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 1:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 1:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 1:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 1:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 2:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 2:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 2:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 2:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 3:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 49.2 cfs at 3:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 3:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 3:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 50.2 cfs at 4:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 4:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 4:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 4:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 5:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 5:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 5:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 5:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 48.2 cfs at 6:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 6:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 6:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 6:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 7:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 7:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 7:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 7:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 8:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 8:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 8:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 8:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 9:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 9:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 9:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 9:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 10:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 10:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 10:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 10:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 11:00PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 11:15PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 11:30PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 11:45PM Sep 21, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 12:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 12:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 12:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 12:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 1:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 1:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 1:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 1:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 3:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 3:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 3:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 3:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 4:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 4:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 4:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 4:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 5:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 5:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 5:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 5:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 6:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 47.3 cfs at 6:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 6:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 6:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 46.4 cfs at 7:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 7:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 7:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 7:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 45.5 cfs at 8:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 8:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 8:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 8:45AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 43.7 cfs at 9:00AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 9:15AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 9:30AM Sep 22, 2021Observed: 44.6 cfs at 9:45AM Sep 22, 2021Forecast: 42.58 cfs 5:00PM Sep 22, 2021Forecast: 43.13 cfs 11:00PM Sep 22, 2021Forecast: 42.88 cfs 5:00AM Sep 23, 2021Forecast: 42.18 cfs 11:00AM Sep 23, 2021Forecast: 41.74 cfs 5:00PM Sep 23, 2021Forecast: 41.29 cfs 11:00PM Sep 23, 2021Forecast: 40.99 cfs 5:00AM Sep 24, 2021Forecast: 40.65 cfs 11:00AM Sep 24, 2021Forecast: 40.38 cfs 5:00PM Sep 24, 2021Forecast: 40.07 cfs 11:00PM Sep 24, 2021Forecast: 39.83 cfs 5:00AM Sep 25, 2021Forecast: 39.53 cfs 11:00AM Sep 25, 2021Forecast: 39.29 cfs 5:00PM Sep 25, 2021Forecast: 39.11 cfs 11:00PM Sep 25, 2021Forecast: 38.79 cfs 5:00AM Sep 26, 2021Forecast: 38.56 cfs 11:00AM Sep 26, 2021Forecast: 40.16 cfs 5:00PM Sep 26, 2021Forecast: 41.31 cfs 11:00PM Sep 26, 2021Forecast: 42.4 cfs 5:00AM Sep 27, 2021Forecast: 54.14 cfs 11:00AM Sep 27, 2021Forecast: 82.32 cfs 5:00PM Sep 27, 2021Highest Forecast: 98.7 cfs 11:00PM Sep 27, 2021Forecast: 95.76 cfs 5:00AM Sep 28, 2021Forecast: 86.54 cfs 11:00AM Sep 28, 2021Forecast: 87.55 cfs 5:00PM Sep 28, 2021Forecast: 84.28 cfs 11:00PM Sep 28, 2021Forecast: 74.18 cfs 5:00AM Sep 29, 2021Forecast: 67.3 cfs 11:00AM Sep 29, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSPEW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (11:35AM Sep 22, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 8:30AM Sep 22)Latest observed value: 44.6 cfs at 9:45 AM PDT 22-Sep-2021. Flood Flow is 4 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 South Prairie Creek at South Prairie are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 8
Moderate Flood Flow: 5.5
Flood Flow: 4
Action Flow: 3
Low Flow (in CFS): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9,480 cfs on 01/07/2009
(2) 8,170 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 6,620 cfs on 02/05/2020
(4) 6,540 cfs on 11/07/2006
(5) 5,960 cfs on 11/12/2008
(6) 5,060 cfs on 10/31/2015
(7) 4,650 cfs on 11/25/1999
(8) 3,960 cfs on 10/22/2017
(9) 3,830 cfs on 11/25/2014
(10) 3,700 cfs on 02/22/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3,700 cfs on 02/22/2021 (P)
(2) 2,870 cfs on 01/13/2021 (P)
(3) 6,620 cfs on 02/05/2020
(4) 3,960 cfs on 10/22/2017
(5) 5,060 cfs on 10/31/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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8000 South Prairie Creek will cause major flooding above the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River. Swift and deep flood waters will inundate roads, residential areas, and farms, including South Prairie - Carbon River rd., South Prairie Rd. East, Lower Burnett Rd., and SR 162. Flooding could threaten the South Prairie Fire Station. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters, tributaries, and other streams within and near South Prairie Creek Basin.
5500 South Prairie Creek will cause flooding from above the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River. Flood waters will inundate roads, residential areas, and farms, including South Prairie - Carbon River Rd., South Prairie Rd. East, Spring Site Rd., and SR 162.
4000 South Prairie Creek will flood low lying areas and roads from the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River near Orting.
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Latitude: 47.139722° N, Longitude: 122.091389° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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