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Skokomish River near Potlatch Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 13.52 ft at 7:45AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.51 ft at 8:00AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.51 ft at 8:15AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.5 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.47 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.49 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.48 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.48 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2021Observed: 13.19 ft at 5:45AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.2 ft at 6:00AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.19 ft at 6:15AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.19 ft at 6:30AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.17 ft at 7:45AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.17 ft at 8:00AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.17 ft at 8:15AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.16 ft at 8:30AM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.08 ft at 1:45PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.08 ft at 2:00PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.07 ft at 2:15PM Sep 20, 2021Observed: 13.07 ft at 2:30PM Sep 20, 2021Highest Forecast: 13.13 ft 5:00PM Sep 20, 2021Forecast: 13.1 ft 11:00PM Sep 20, 2021Forecast: 13.09 ft 5:00AM Sep 21, 2021Forecast: 13.07 ft 4:55PM Sep 21, 2021Forecast: 13.06 ft 5:05PM Sep 22, 2021Forecast: 13.05 ft 5:10PM Sep 23, 2021Forecast: 13.04 ft 4:50PM Sep 24, 2021Forecast: 13.03 ft 5:10PM Sep 25, 2021Forecast: 13.03 ft 7:30AM Sep 26, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSRPW1(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:05PM Sep 20, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 9:45AM Sep 20)Latest observed value: 13.07 ft at 2:30 PM PDT 20-Sep-2021. Flood Stage is 16.5 ft
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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 Skokomish River near Potlatch are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.5
Flood Stage: 16.5
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.16 ft on 12/03/2007
(2) 17.99 ft on 12/12/2010
(3) 17.92 ft on 11/22/2017 (P)
(4) 17.82 ft on 01/02/2021 (P)
(5) 17.82 ft on 11/23/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.74 ft on 02/22/2021 (P)
(2) 16.95 ft on 02/01/2021 (P)
(3) 17.81 ft on 01/13/2021 (P)
(4) 17.79 ft on 01/12/2021 (P)
(5) 17.53 ft on 01/06/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.
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18 the Skokomish River will cause major, near record flooding throughout the Skokomish Valley. Deep and swift flood waters will inundate residential areas, many roads including SR 106, and much of the farm land. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters, tributaries, and other streams within and near the Skokomish River Basin.
17.5 the Skokomish River will cause moderate flooding, with deep and quick flood waters inundating some residential areas, many roads, and much of the farm land in the Skokomish Valley. Inundated roads include the Skokomish Valley road, Bourgault Road West, Purdy Cutoff Road, and Highway 106.
16.5 the Skokomish River will cause widespread flooding of pasture lands, with water flowing quickly over West Bourgault Road and Skokomish Valley Road.
16 the Skokomish River will locally spill over its banks into low-lying areas of the Skokomish Valley.
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Latitude: 47.310000° N, Longitude: 123.175833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 10.67 ft 26.67 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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