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South Prairie Creek at South Prairie River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 604 cfs at 7:15AM Jun 14, 2021Highest Observation: 610 cfs at 7:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 598 cfs at 7:45AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 598 cfs at 8:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 598 cfs at 8:15AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 587 cfs at 8:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 581 cfs at 8:45AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 575 cfs at 9:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 563 cfs at 9:15AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 558 cfs at 9:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 563 cfs at 9:45AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 558 cfs at 10:00AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 547 cfs at 10:15AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 552 cfs at 10:30AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 535 cfs at 10:45AM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 488 cfs at 12:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 498 cfs at 12:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 483 cfs at 12:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 477 cfs at 12:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 477 cfs at 1:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 467 cfs at 1:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 1:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 453 cfs at 1:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 2:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 2:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 2:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 435 cfs at 2:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 444 cfs at 3:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 435 cfs at 3:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 431 cfs at 3:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 3:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 4:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 417 cfs at 4:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 4:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 422 cfs at 4:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 422 cfs at 6:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 6:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 422 cfs at 6:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 6:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 7:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 431 cfs at 7:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 7:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 435 cfs at 7:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 8:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 8:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 8:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 8:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 9:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 9:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 9:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 444 cfs at 9:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 11:00PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 435 cfs at 11:15PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 11:30PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 435 cfs at 11:45PM Jun 14, 2021Observed: 422 cfs at 1:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 426 cfs at 1:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 413 cfs at 1:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 409 cfs at 1:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 417 cfs at 2:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 409 cfs at 2:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 405 cfs at 2:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 405 cfs at 2:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 405 cfs at 3:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 396 cfs at 3:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 396 cfs at 3:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 401 cfs at 3:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 396 cfs at 4:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 392 cfs at 4:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 384 cfs at 4:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 384 cfs at 4:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 388 cfs at 5:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 380 cfs at 5:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 380 cfs at 5:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 376 cfs at 5:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 376 cfs at 6:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 376 cfs at 6:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 372 cfs at 6:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 368 cfs at 6:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 372 cfs at 7:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 360 cfs at 7:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 368 cfs at 7:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 364 cfs at 7:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 368 cfs at 8:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 364 cfs at 8:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 356 cfs at 8:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 356 cfs at 8:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 349 cfs at 9:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 353 cfs at 9:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 349 cfs at 9:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 353 cfs at 9:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 341 cfs at 10:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 338 cfs at 10:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 334 cfs at 10:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 349 cfs at 10:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 341 cfs at 11:00AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 334 cfs at 11:15AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 334 cfs at 11:30AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 338 cfs at 11:45AM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 341 cfs at 12:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 334 cfs at 12:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 327 cfs at 12:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 323 cfs at 12:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 1:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 323 cfs at 1:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 323 cfs at 1:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 323 cfs at 1:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 2:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 2:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 2:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 2:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 3:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 3:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 3:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 3:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 4:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 4:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 327 cfs at 4:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 4:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 5:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 5:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 5:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 5:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 320 cfs at 6:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 6:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 6:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 6:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 7:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 7:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 309 cfs at 7:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 7:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 313 cfs at 8:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 316 cfs at 8:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 327 cfs at 8:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 341 cfs at 8:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 345 cfs at 9:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 360 cfs at 9:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 376 cfs at 9:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 401 cfs at 9:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 413 cfs at 10:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 431 cfs at 10:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 444 cfs at 10:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 10:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 453 cfs at 11:00PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 11:15PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 453 cfs at 11:30PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 453 cfs at 11:45PM Jun 15, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 12:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 12:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 472 cfs at 12:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 12:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 477 cfs at 1:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 1:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 467 cfs at 1:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 467 cfs at 1:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 472 cfs at 2:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 477 cfs at 2:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 2:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 472 cfs at 2:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 467 cfs at 3:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 3:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 3:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 462 cfs at 3:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 4:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 458 cfs at 4:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 4:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 444 cfs at 4:45AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 448 cfs at 5:00AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 444 cfs at 5:15AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 5:30AM Jun 16, 2021Observed: 439 cfs at 5:45AM Jun 16, 2021Highest Forecast: 288.82 cfs 11:00AM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 254.75 cfs 5:00PM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 229.67 cfs 11:00PM Jun 16, 2021Forecast: 209.84 cfs 5:00AM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 192.8 cfs 11:00AM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 179.18 cfs 5:00PM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 168.48 cfs 11:00PM Jun 17, 2021Forecast: 160.88 cfs 5:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 154.4 cfs 11:00AM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 148.72 cfs 5:00PM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 145.41 cfs 11:00PM Jun 18, 2021Forecast: 143.91 cfs 5:00AM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 142.71 cfs 11:00AM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 141.71 cfs 5:00PM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 141.49 cfs 11:00PM Jun 19, 2021Forecast: 142.16 cfs 5:00AM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 142.79 cfs 11:00AM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 143.37 cfs 5:00PM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 144.58 cfs 11:00PM Jun 20, 2021Forecast: 142.88 cfs 5:00AM Jun 21, 2021Forecast: 141.22 cfs 11:00AM Jun 21, 2021Forecast: 139.01 cfs 5:00PM Jun 21, 2021Forecast: 137.51 cfs 11:00PM Jun 21, 2021Forecast: 136.74 cfs 5:00AM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 135.67 cfs 11:00AM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 133.89 cfs 5:00PM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 132.39 cfs 11:00PM Jun 22, 2021Forecast: 131.14 cfs 5:00AM Jun 23, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSPEW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (7:05AM Jun 16, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 3:26PM Jun 15)Latest observed value: 439 cfs at 5:45 AM PDT 16-Jun-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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Currently none available.
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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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