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Forecasts for the Little Spokane River at Dartford are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): 1

Historic Crests
(1) 8.27 ft on 03/21/1997
(2) 7.29 ft on 02/17/1970
(3) 7.03 ft on 01/16/1974
(4) 6.82 ft on 03/19/2017
(5) 6.75 ft on 02/09/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 4.58 ft on 04/12/2023 (P)
(2) 4.80 ft on 06/15/2022
(3) 5.60 ft on 01/14/2021
(4) 5.26 ft on 02/22/2020
(5) 4.82 ft on 04/10/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.94 ft on 08/06/2015
(2) 2.02 ft on 08/28/2016
(3) 2.09 ft on 09/03/2009
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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8 Several homes will be inundated. Little Spokane River, Golden, and Meadowbrook Roads may be closed.
6.5 Flooding of homes and basements may occur, including some residences along Brooklawn and Greenleaf Drives.
6 Backyard and field flooding will occurs along Little Spokane and Greenleaf Drives.
5.7 Pine River Park will flood.
5.4 Pine River Park will begin to flood.
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115 cfs Minimum base flow for July 1 through September 1 at this river gage, which is the lowest base flow of the year. Water-rights junior to the base flows established in this rule may be restricted if streamflow drops below this value. For more information on this and the minimum base flows for other times in the year and for other stream reaches, refer to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 173-555.

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Spokane, WA 99224
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