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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Fork Palouse River at Pullman are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 11.80 ft on 03/01/1910
(2) 9.50 ft on 02/26/1948
(3) 9.46 ft on 01/21/1972
(4) 9.04 ft on 02/09/1996
(5) 8.83 ft on 01/01/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 2.96 ft on 05/20/2020 (P)
(2) 7.01 ft on 04/10/2019 (P)
(3) 3.92 ft on 01/10/2018 (P)
(4) 7.03 ft on 03/10/2017
(5) 4.46 ft on 03/22/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.50 ft on 09/23/1942
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10 Severe flooding of residential and business areas can be expected from Pullman downstream to Hooper.
9 Water will be several feet deep on Main Street and inches deep on Grand Street and other neighboring streets. Major flooding of businesses, homes, and roads along the river can be expected. Missouri Flat Creek will likely be out of its banks and flowing over Grand Ave, Stadium Way, and beginning to flood homes and businesses on Park Street. Paradise Cr and the river will approach homes and businesses on Professional Mall and Bleasner Drives. Equivalent to the February 1996 flood.
7 Minor flooding in the residential and business areas along the river in and around Pullman can be expected.
6.5 Water will be up to the bottom of the pedestrian bridge at Main and Pine Street. The low spot on Morton Street near Reaney Park will be flooded. Water will be up along the foundations of the older commercial buildings along Poplar Street near its intersection with State Street as well as the older buildings on Main Street bewteen Kamiaken and Paradise Streets. Flooding of pasture land downstream of Pullman.

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