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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Clearwater River at Orofino are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18.5
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.10 ft on 05/29/1948
(2) 20.32 ft on 06/08/1964
(3) 18.84 ft on 06/02/1972
(4) 18.51 ft on 06/16/1974
(5) 17.96 ft on 05/17/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.00 ft on 06/12/2022
(2) 13.68 ft on 06/01/2017
(3) 15.47 ft on 04/27/2012
(4) 16.71 ft on 06/08/2011
(5) 16.01 ft on 06/05/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.96 ft on 11/30/1980
(2) 1.97 ft on 12/01/1987
(3) 2.11 ft on 12/07/1972
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20 Flooding affects low lying areas including sections of the Orofino business district, the Riverside residential district and U.S. Route 12.
18.5 Flooding affects low lying areas ajacent to the river. Floodwaters also approach the airport and homes near the mouth of Orofino Creek.
17 Flooding affects low lying areas adjacent to the river.

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