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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Palouse River near Potlatch are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): 4

Historic Crests
(1) 22.15 ft on 02/09/1996
(2) 21.08 ft on 01/16/1974
(3) 18.74 ft on 06/14/2022
(4) 18.32 ft on 01/01/1997
(5) 18.32 ft on 02/19/1982
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.96 ft on 12/28/2022
(2) 18.74 ft on 06/14/2022
(3) 14.07 ft on 01/13/2021
(4) 11.74 ft on 02/08/2020
(5) 16.93 ft on 04/10/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.56 ft on 08/20/2021
(2) 4.77 ft on 09/24/1973
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22 Equivalent to the February 1996 flood. Flooding of homes and businesses on Main Street in Palouse, WA can be expected, several feet deep in some areas. Flood waters will be about 5 feet deep in Hayton Green Park in Palouse, WA. Riverfront homes on Almota Road and Shady Lane near downtown in Palouse, WA may also be flooded. Low-lying homes near the river in Potlatch, ID are likely to be flooded.
19 Major widespread flooding between Potlatch Idaho and Palouse Washington can be expected.
18 Flooding on the properties near the river along Main Street in the city of Palouse, including several residences near the Lions Club Park.
17.5 Water will be over Flannigan Creek Road and in Potlatch Tree Farm in Potlatch Idaho.
17 Widespread extensive lowland and field flooding between Potlatch Junction Idaho and Palouse Washington, including near portions of Highway 272 near Palouse, and west to Tidwell Road and Highway 27.
16.5 Water will be up to the back door at the city shop in Palouse. Water will approach the home on Main Street near Hayton Greene Park. Lions Club Park in Palouse will be submerged and water will be around the playground at the Hayton Greene Park.
15 Minor flooding of the low lying areas between Potlatch Idaho and Palouse Washington will occur. Flooding will begin at the Lions Club Community Park and Hayton Greene Park in Palouse. South River Road will likely be flooded where it crosses the Palouse River at Wellesley Rd. The Potlatch softball and baseball fields will see ponding of water.

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