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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Powder River (OR) at Baker City are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 6.5
Flood Stage: 4.5
Action Stage: 4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 5.36 ft on 02/13/1979
(2) 4.80 ft on 01/01/1997
(3) 4.75 ft on 03/11/1989
(4) 4.73 ft on 07/01/1982
(5) 4.62 ft on 08/31/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.53 ft on 04/09/2019
(2) 3.49 ft on 08/02/2018
(3) 3.82 ft on 05/18/2012
(4) 4.40 ft on 05/17/2011
(5) 4.80 ft on 01/01/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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7.5 Water will overflow the river bank in portions of Baker City with water likely entering some businesses and houses near the river. The flooding will be worse in the vicinity of bridge crossings were water will be deeper and back up behind bridges. Flood water will flow into the park near the library. The area near Hughes Lane and Kirkway Drive will be flooded. Agricultural land adjacent to the river, both upstream and downstream from Baker City, will be flooded.
6.5 Flooding will affect portions of Baker City near the river especially near bridge crossings where water may back up. Portions of the greenbelt recreation path will be flooded. Flooding will affect portions of Kirkway Drive and Huges Lane. Flooding may also spill into the park by the library.
6 Minor flooding will occur near the river in Baker City. Portions of the greenbelt recreation path will be flooded. Floodwaters will reach Kirkway Drive near Hughes Lane.
4.5 Minor flooding can be expected along portions of the greenbelt path adjacent to the river in Baker City. Some minor agricultural flooding may occur well upstream and downstream from Baker City.
4 The river will approach bankfull through Baker City and some bank erosion may occur.
Photos
(1) Powder River at Baker City looking downstream
(2) Powder River at Baker City gage house
(3) Powder River at Baker City looking upstream
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