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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Lake Pend Oreille at Hope are issued routinely year-round.

Observed and forecasted lake levels, as well as the official flood stage, are in reference to the NGVD29 Datum. The Flood Stage of 2063.5 feet is equivalent to an elevation on the new FEMA FIRMS of 2067.37 feet. To learn more about what this means, please click here.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 2069
Moderate Flood Stage: 2066
Flood Stage: 2063.5
Action Stage: 2062.6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 2,075.88 ft on 06/01/1894
(2) 2,071.62 ft on 06/09/1948
(3) 2,068.76 ft on 06/20/1933
(4) 2,067.11 ft on 06/10/1950
(5) 2,065.74 ft on 06/05/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2,064.20 ft on 05/30/2018
(2) 2,064.29 ft on 06/17/2011
(3) 2,065.74 ft on 06/05/1997
(4) 2,065.47 ft on 06/23/1974
(5) 2,065.70 ft on 06/12/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2,046.27 ft on 02/17/1936
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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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2071 Extensive flooding is likely. Some flooding in the Sandpoint business district can also be expected. Lake level of 2071 feet is in reference to the NGVD29 datum.
2071 Extensive flooding is likely. Some flooding in the Sandpoint business district can also be expected. Lake level of 2071 feet is in reference to the NGVD29 datum.
2069 Major flooding of lakeside homes and docks adjacent to the lake is likely. Significant flooding can also be expected along the Pack, Priest, and Clark Fork River valleys near the lake. Lake level of 2069 feet is in reference to the NGVD29 datum.
2065.75 Portions of Lakeview Avenue in Bayview will be flooded. Extensive damage to docks in Bayview. In 1997 water approached the sewer lift station in Bayview, and the lake level threatened to raise boat houses above their mooring piers.
2065.5 Flooding of some lakeside homes and docks is likely. In 1997 several homes and docks were damaged near Bayview. Lake level of 2065.5 feet is in reference to the NGVD29 datum.
2064 Minor flooding of driveways and low lands in the Pack and Clark Fork River Valleys near the lake. Scenic Bay RV sites and part of parking lot at Scenic Bay Marina in Bayview will be flooded. Most dock ramps around the lake will be underwater. Part of the parking lot behind the Power House in Sandpoint will be flooded. Water will begin to cover part of the sidewalk behind the Edgewater Resort in Sandpoint. Flooding of parking lot and picnic area at Trestle Creek Rec Area. 2064 feet is referenced to NGVD29.
2063.5 Minor flooding of dock ramps, yards, and recreational sites around the lake can be expected. Some erosional damage from wave action is possible along the windward shores. Lake level of 2063.5 feet is in reference to the NGVD29 datum.

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USACE Spring Peak Flow charts available on the web. Copy/paste the following link in your browser. http://www.nws.usace.army.mil/PublicMenu/Doc_List.cfm?sitename=PUBLICAFFAIRS&pagename=Lake_Pend_Oreille
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