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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Payette River at Lowman are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7.5
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.36 ft on 06/16/1974
(2) 8.12 ft on 06/05/2010
(3) 7.72 ft on 05/20/2006
(4) 7.58 ft on 06/01/1986
(5) 7.56 ft on 05/31/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.81 ft on 06/13/2022 (P)
(2) 5.03 ft on 06/05/2021
(3) 5.92 ft on 05/31/2020
(4) 6.23 ft on 06/04/2019
(5) 6.01 ft on 05/26/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.12 ft on 12/31/1994
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9 The town of Lowman will experience record flooding with significant property damage.
8.5 Houses on both sides of the river in the lower section Lowman will flood. Sandbagging will be needed to prevent major damage. Portions of North Shore Drive, Ospree Drive and River Front Road will be flooded.
8 Properties downstream from the Highway 21 Bridge along North Shore Drive and along Osprey Drive on the south bank will flood. Water will reach the first floor of houses along the south bank. Flooding will occur upstream from the Highway 21 bridge along River Front Road. Rock Creek Road and Osprey Drive will be submerged in spots.
7.5 Water will approach houses on Osprey Drive along the south bank of the river, and sand bags will be needed to protect property. Water will begin seeping into property along North Shore Drive downstream from the Highway 21 bridge. Kirkham Hot Springs Recreational Area will be underwater.
7 Water will flood portions of the Kirkham Hot Springs Recreational Area and high flows will make recreation on and near the river very hazardous. The river will be filled with logs and other floating debris and bank erosion will occur near Lowman. Residents should be aware of increased river levels and prepare to protect property.
(1) South Fork of the Payette at Lowman
(2) South Fork of the Payette at Lowman looking upstream
(3) South Fork of the Payette at Lowman looking downstream
(4) South Fork of the Payette at Lowman at 1030 CFS and 4.06 feet

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