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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Anchor River at Anchor Point are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at New Sterling Hwy Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:13
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 15.5
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.83 ft on 12/30/2015 (P)
(2) 19.15 ft on 10/24/2002
(3) 18.50 ft on 01/20/1961
(4) 16.90 ft on 03/07/1963
(5) 16.38 ft on 01/02/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.38 ft on 01/02/2019
(2) 15.46 ft on 12/13/2017 (P)
(3) 13.50 ft on 11/02/2016 (P)
(4) 13.77 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(5) 20.83 ft on 12/30/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 8.32 ft on 08/17/1984
(2) 8.50 ft on 07/22/1960
(3) 8.56 ft on 08/21/1955
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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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18 Major flood stage. Water flooding entire campground and several cabins DS of the gage.
17.5 Water is at the foundation of Tackle Shop, just DS of gage.
17 Moderate flood stage. Highways in the area will start to have problems. New Sterling Hwy near mile 160 usually washes out above this stage.
15.5 Minor flood stage. Width of river is 75 feet. Water starts to flood state campgrounds DS of bridge.
14.5 Bankfull stage.
13.5 Action stage.
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(1) Bridge
(2) Downstream view
(3) Upstream view
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