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Nisqually River near National River Discharge (cfs)Stage (ft)Observed: 673 cfs at 3:15AM Oct 25, 2020Highest Observation: 680 cfs at 3:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 3:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 4:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 667 cfs at 4:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 4:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 660 cfs at 5:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 653 cfs at 5:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 6:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 640 cfs at 6:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 6:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 647 cfs at 7:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 7:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 7:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 8:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 621 cfs at 8:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 8:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 634 cfs at 9:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 9:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 9:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 627 cfs at 10:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 10:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 615 cfs at 10:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 602 cfs at 11:00AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 608 cfs at 11:15AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 11:30AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 11:45AM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 12:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 12:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 12:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 602 cfs at 12:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 1:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 1:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 1:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 1:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 2:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 2:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 2:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 2:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 3:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 3:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 3:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 3:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 4:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 4:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 4:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 4:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 5:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 5:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 5:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 5:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 6:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 602 cfs at 6:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 6:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 6:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 7:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 596 cfs at 7:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 583 cfs at 7:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 7:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 8:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 8:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 590 cfs at 8:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 8:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 9:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 10:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 10:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 10:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 11:00PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 11:15PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 577 cfs at 11:30PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 11:45PM Oct 25, 2020Observed: 553 cfs at 12:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 565 cfs at 12:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 12:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 12:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 553 cfs at 1:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 1:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 1:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 571 cfs at 1:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 2:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 2:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 2:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 2:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 3:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 3:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 553 cfs at 3:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 553 cfs at 3:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 559 cfs at 4:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 541 cfs at 4:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 535 cfs at 4:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 4:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 553 cfs at 5:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 541 cfs at 5:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 541 cfs at 5:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 5:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 535 cfs at 6:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 6:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 6:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 547 cfs at 6:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 7:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 7:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 7:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 535 cfs at 7:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 8:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 535 cfs at 8:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 8:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 8:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 9:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 9:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 9:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 535 cfs at 9:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 10:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 10:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 10:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 10:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 11:00AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 11:15AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 11:30AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 11:45AM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 12:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 12:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 529 cfs at 12:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 12:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 1:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 1:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 1:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 1:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 2:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 2:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 2:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 2:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 3:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 3:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 3:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 3:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 4:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 4:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 4:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 4:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 5:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 5:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 5:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 5:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 6:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 6:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 6:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 6:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 7:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 7:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 7:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 7:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 8:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 8:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 8:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 8:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 523 cfs at 9:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 10:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 10:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 10:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 11:00PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 517 cfs at 11:15PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 11:30PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 11:45PM Oct 26, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 12:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 12:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 12:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 12:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 1:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 1:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 1:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 1:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 2:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 512 cfs at 2:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 2:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 2:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 3:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 3:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 3:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 3:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 4:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 506 cfs at 4:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 4:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 4:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 5:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 5:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 5:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 500 cfs at 5:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 6:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 6:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 6:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 6:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 7:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 7:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 7:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 7:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 8:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 8:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 8:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 8:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 9:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 9:15AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 9:30AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 9:45AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 10:00AM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 461 cfs at 3:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 467 cfs at 3:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 456 cfs at 3:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 461 cfs at 4:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 467 cfs at 4:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 456 cfs at 4:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 4:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 467 cfs at 5:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 467 cfs at 5:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 5:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 5:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 6:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 6:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 6:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 467 cfs at 6:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 7:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 7:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 7:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 7:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 8:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 8:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 8:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 8:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 9:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 10:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 10:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 10:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 11:00PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 11:15PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 11:30PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 11:45PM Oct 27, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 12:00AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 494 cfs at 12:15AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 489 cfs at 12:30AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 472 cfs at 12:45AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 483 cfs at 1:00AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 1:15AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 1:30AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 1:45AM Oct 28, 2020Observed: 478 cfs at 2:00AM Oct 28, 2020Highest Forecast: 426.43 cfs 5:00AM Oct 28, 2020Forecast: 414.18 cfs 11:00AM Oct 28, 2020Forecast: 403.35 cfs 5:00PM Oct 28, 2020Forecast: 393.33 cfs 11:00PM Oct 28, 2020Forecast: 383.34 cfs 5:00AM Oct 29, 2020Forecast: 373.79 cfs 11:00AM Oct 29, 2020Forecast: 365.6 cfs 5:00PM Oct 29, 2020Forecast: 358.96 cfs 11:00PM Oct 29, 2020Forecast: 353.51 cfs 5:00AM Oct 30, 2020Forecast: 373.79 cfs 11:00AM Oct 30, 2020Forecast: 384.75 cfs 5:00PM Oct 30, 2020Forecast: 375.57 cfs 11:00PM Oct 30, 2020Forecast: 362.09 cfs 5:00AM Oct 31, 2020Forecast: 351.85 cfs 11:00AM Oct 31, 2020Forecast: 343.28 cfs 5:00PM Oct 31, 2020Forecast: 336.22 cfs 11:00PM Oct 31, 2020Forecast: 330.47 cfs 4:00AM Nov 01, 2020Forecast: 325.69 cfs 10:00AM Nov 01, 2020Forecast: 320.67 cfs 4:00PM Nov 01, 2020Forecast: 315.92 cfs 10:00PM Nov 01, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesNISW1(plotting QRIRV) Graph Created (3:04AM Oct 28, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 2:32PM Oct 27)Latest observed value: 478 cfs at 2:00 AM PDT 28-Oct-2020. 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.

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Currently none available.
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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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