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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Puyallup River near Orting are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Puyallup
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 16
Moderate Flood Flow: 13.5
Flood Flow: 10
Action Flow: 6.7
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21,500 cfs on 11/06/2006
(2) 18,300 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 17,200 cfs on 12/09/2015 (P)
(4) 16,900 cfs on 01/07/2009
(5) 16,500 cfs on 11/25/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15,900 cfs on 11/04/2022 (P)
(2) 12,600 cfs on 03/03/2022
(3) 10,200 cfs on 01/06/2022 (P)
(4) 12,000 cfs on 11/22/2017 (P)
(5) 15,700 cfs on 12/09/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 25 cfs on 11/28/1952
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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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16000 the Puyallup River will cause major flooding from Orting downstream through McMillan to Sumner. Swift and deep flood waters will inundate roads...residential areas...and farms. Erosion will likely damage levees. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Puyallup River Basin.
13500 the Puyallup River will cause flooding from Orting downstream through McMillan to Sumner...with flood waters inundating roads...residential areas...and pasture lands.
10000 the Puyallup river will flood low lying areas near Orting and along the upper reaches, including along Orville Road East south of Brooks Road, Neadham Road, and the vicinity of the County Subdivision/Tomolla Farm. High flows will also increase the threat of channel migration and bank erosion.
4000 the Puyallup River will locally spill over its banks.

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