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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 New Sterling Hwy are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Anchor Point
Zoom Level:11
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.86 ft on 12/03/1978
(2) 9.10 ft on 11/23/2002
(3) 8.45 ft on 10/22/1980
(4) 8.29 ft on 01/12/1984
(5) 7.42 ft on 11/29/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3.52 ft on 11/02/2016
(2) 3.81 ft on 09/22/2016
(3) 3.59 ft on 04/19/2015
(4) 4.06 ft on 10/29/2013
(5) 4.08 ft on 05/25/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -15.00 ft on 03/21/1985
(2) -15.00 ft on 08/19/1983
(3) -15.00 ft on 01/10/1980
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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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14.4 Edge of Sterling Highway adjacent to bridge where gauge is located.
11.9 Top of rip-rap at Sterling Highway bridge. (APTA2)
8.5 Edge of Sterling Highway 0.4 miles west of the bridge. (APTA2)
8 Top of rip-rap adjacent to Sterling Highway approx. 0.4 miles west (downstream) of the Sterling Highway bridge (APTA2). Approximated minor flood stage.
7 Action Stage.
(1) Downstream
(2) Downstream photo
(3) Upstream photo

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