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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Methow River at Winthrop are issued routinely year-round.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Pateros
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 0
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 8

Historic Crests
(1) 20.90 ft on 05/31/1972
(2) 19.26 ft on 05/19/2006
(3) 19.22 ft on 06/17/1999
(4) 18.91 ft on 05/19/2008
(5) 18.84 ft on 05/05/2023 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.84 ft on 05/05/2023 (P)
(2) 16.42 ft on 06/04/2022
(3) 15.42 ft on 05/17/2021
(4) 16.07 ft on 05/31/2020
(5) 12.71 ft on 04/24/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 9.53 ft on 10/01/1994
(2) 9.72 ft on 09/05/2021
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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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21.9 Gage height that approximately corresponds to the FEMA one percent chance flood elevation at this location. Potential flooding of properties along McLean Street and along Riverside Avenue from Center Street to Perry Street.
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100 cfs Minimum base flow for August 15 and September 1st & 15th at this river gage, which is the lowest base flow of the year. The affected stream reach is from the confluence with Chewack River to the confluence with Little Boulder Creek and including Little Boulder Creek. Water-rights junior to the base flows established in this rule may be restricted if streamflow drops below this value. For more information on this and the minimum base flows for other times in the year and for other reaches, refer to Washington Administrative Code (WAC) Chapter 173-548.

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