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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Nehalem River near Foss are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 29.56 ft on 02/08/1996
(2) 25.07 ft on 01/09/1990
(3) 24.30 ft on 12/03/2007
(4) 23.40 ft on 12/09/2015
(5) 23.11 ft on 01/20/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.91 ft on 12/06/2023 (P)
(2) 18.27 ft on 01/07/2022 (P)
(3) 15.00 ft on 10/22/2017
(4) 15.16 ft on 11/25/2016
(5) 23.40 ft on 12/09/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.69 ft on 10/03/1969
(2) 1.20 ft on 08/27/2015
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27 flooding is comparable to that of the flood of February 1996, especially during the high tide.
24 expect major flooding in the town of Nehalem and surrounding areas, with the worst flooding during high tide. Wide spread flooding of numerous roads and buildings occurs at this stage.
20 flooding of some buildings in the town of Nehalem begins, with the situation worsening during the high tide. Also expect widespread low land flooding and numerous flooded rural roads from the Foss gauging station downstream to Nehalem.
18 expect widespread flooding of low lying farm land and structures downstream of the Foss gauging station to Nehalem. Street flooding in the town of Nehalem begins at this point, usually during the high tide.
15 expect minor flooding of low lying farm land and structures.
(1) Downstream view
(2) USGS gage house and cableway
(3) Upstream view

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