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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 478 cfs at 12:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 478 cfs at 1:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 478 cfs at 1:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 483 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 495 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 500 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 500 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 517 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 523 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 535 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 547 cfs at 3:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 577 cfs at 3:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 602 cfs at 3:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 621 cfs at 4:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 640 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 667 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 693 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 741 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 770 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 806 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 813 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 6:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 858 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 888 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 911 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1040 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1040 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1090 cfs at 10:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1090 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1100 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1100 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1240 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1240 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1280 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1330 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1350 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1360 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1420 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1430 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1450 cfs at 4:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1510 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1490 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1530 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1600 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1600 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1630 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1630 cfs at 6:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1690 cfs at 6:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1660 cfs at 6:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 7:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1690 cfs at 7:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 7:30PM Feb 22, 2021Highest Observation: 1700 cfs at 7:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 8:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 8:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1670 cfs at 8:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1660 cfs at 8:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1610 cfs at 9:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1620 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1650 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1560 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1600 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1610 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1590 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1590 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1570 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1560 cfs at 11:15PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1570 cfs at 11:30PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1530 cfs at 11:45PM Feb 22, 2021Observed: 1550 cfs at 12:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1490 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1510 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1510 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1500 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1490 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1500 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1500 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1480 cfs at 3:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1460 cfs at 3:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1470 cfs at 3:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1460 cfs at 4:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1460 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1450 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1430 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1470 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1410 cfs at 5:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1430 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1430 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1420 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1430 cfs at 6:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1400 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1390 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1400 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1390 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1400 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1390 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1370 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1380 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1380 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1370 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1350 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1350 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1350 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1340 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1350 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1360 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1340 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1310 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1310 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1320 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1320 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1310 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1320 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1300 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1290 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1270 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1270 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1270 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1270 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1250 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1250 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1260 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1250 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1240 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1230 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 8:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 8:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 9:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1200 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1170 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1180 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 11:15PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 11:30PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1170 cfs at 11:45PM Feb 23, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 12:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 12:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 12:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 12:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1160 cfs at 1:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1150 cfs at 1:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 1:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1140 cfs at 1:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 2:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1130 cfs at 2:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 2:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1100 cfs at 2:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 3:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1110 cfs at 3:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1100 cfs at 3:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1090 cfs at 3:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1120 cfs at 4:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 4:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 4:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 4:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 5:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 5:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1080 cfs at 5:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1070 cfs at 5:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 6:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 6:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 6:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1060 cfs at 7:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1040 cfs at 7:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 7:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1050 cfs at 7:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 8:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 8:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 8:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 8:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 9:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1030 cfs at 9:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 9:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 9:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 10:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 10:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 10:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 10:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1020 cfs at 11:00AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 11:15AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 11:30AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 11:45AM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 999 cfs at 12:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 983 cfs at 12:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 1010 cfs at 12:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 12:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 1:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 991 cfs at 1:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 1:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 1:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 2:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 2:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 2:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 2:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 967 cfs at 3:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 975 cfs at 3:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 3:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 3:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 4:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 4:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 4:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 4:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 959 cfs at 5:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 5:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 5:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 5:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 951 cfs at 6:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 6:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 6:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 7:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 943 cfs at 7:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 7:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 7:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 919 cfs at 8:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 8:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 8:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 935 cfs at 8:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 919 cfs at 9:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 919 cfs at 9:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 927 cfs at 9:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 911 cfs at 9:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 919 cfs at 10:00PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 10:15PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 10:30PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 10:45PM Feb 24, 2021Observed: 904 cfs at 11:00PM Feb 24, 2021Highest Forecast: 691.63 cfs 4:00AM Feb 25, 2021Forecast: 616.73 cfs 10:00AM Feb 25, 2021Forecast: 567.77 cfs 4:00PM Feb 25, 2021Forecast: 536.25 cfs 10:00PM Feb 25, 2021Forecast: 525.37 cfs 4:00AM Feb 26, 2021Forecast: 519.6 cfs 10:00AM Feb 26, 2021Forecast: 510.39 cfs 4:00PM Feb 26, 2021Forecast: 498.44 cfs 10:00PM Feb 26, 2021Forecast: 485.27 cfs 4:00AM Feb 27, 2021Forecast: 467.73 cfs 10:00AM Feb 27, 2021Forecast: 444.02 cfs 4:00PM Feb 27, 2021Forecast: 428.9 cfs 10:00PM Feb 27, 2021Forecast: 414.8 cfs 4:00AM Feb 28, 2021Forecast: 403.58 cfs 10:00AM Feb 28, 2021Forecast: 395.18 cfs 4:00PM Feb 28, 2021Forecast: 390.66 cfs 10:00PM Feb 28, 2021Forecast: 395.67 cfs 4:00AM Mar 01, 2021Forecast: 411.17 cfs 10:00AM Mar 01, 2021Forecast: 426.83 cfs 4:00PM Mar 01, 2021Forecast: 440.88 cfs 10:00PM Mar 01, 2021Forecast: 456.44 cfs 4:00AM Mar 02, 2021Forecast: 468.86 cfs 10:00AM Mar 02, 2021Forecast: 472.58 cfs 4:00PM Mar 02, 2021Forecast: 469.72 cfs 10:00PM Mar 02, 2021Forecast: 467.22 cfs 4:00AM Mar 03, 2021Forecast: 466.24 cfs 10:00AM Mar 03, 2021Forecast: 462.48 cfs 4:00PM Mar 03, 2021Forecast: 456.93 cfs 10:00PM Mar 03, 2021USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRZ) Graph Created (12:34AM Feb 25, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 3:49PM Feb 24)Latest observed value: 904 cfs at 11:00 PM PST 24-Feb-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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