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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Ship Creek above Glenn Hwy are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 7.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 6.5
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.04 ft on 07/12/1980
(2) 7.71 ft on 06/14/1977
(3) 7.59 ft on 08/14/1981
(4) 7.51 ft on 09/21/1976
(5) 7.13 ft on 09/23/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.73 ft on 05/19/2020
(2) 5.95 ft on 10/16/2018
(3) 6.23 ft on 06/11/2018
(4) 6.03 ft on 06/10/2017
(5) 6.02 ft on 06/06/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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6.3 Minor flooding possible along lower Ship Creek from the Elmendorf Fish Hatchery down to the dam above C Street. Water may flood portions of Ship Creek Street from Ingra Street to C Street, specifically near 600 E Ship Creek St, where the roadway is very low.
6 Action Stage - Ship Creek channel is full but not out of banks.
(1) Ship Creek at gauge location looking upstream
(2) Ship Creek at gauge location looking downstream
(3) Ship Creek at walkway at 6ft looking downstream
(4) Ship Creek at walkway at 6ft looking upstream

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