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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Clearwater River at Stites are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.79 ft on 04/09/2019
(2) 10.30 ft on 06/08/1964
(3) 9.34 ft on 06/08/2011
(4) 8.82 ft on 02/07/1996
(5) 8.68 ft on 01/01/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.34 ft on 05/01/2020
(2) 10.79 ft on 04/09/2019
(3) 6.48 ft on 03/16/2017
(4) 9.34 ft on 06/08/2011
(5) 8.47 ft on 05/16/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.39 ft on 11/30/1987
(2) 2.40 ft on 12/18/1965
(3) 2.41 ft on 11/28/1976
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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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10.7 Water floods property on the west side of South Fork of the Clearwaer River near Stites. North River Road is flooded and numerous homes near North River road are flooded.
8 Expect possible flooding to state Highway 13 near the town of Harpster.

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