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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Skwentna River at Skwentna are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at Lake Creek Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 45
Moderate Flood Stage: 43.5
Flood Stage: 42
Action Stage: 40.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 43.96 ft on 06/25/2012 (P)
(2) 42.10 ft on 07/18/2014 (P)
(3) 41.27 ft on 08/06/2010
(4) 41.20 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(5) 41.15 ft on 06/19/2005
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 38.71 ft on 07/20/2021 (P)
(2) 37.94 ft on 09/25/2017 (P)
(3) 37.94 ft on 09/07/2017 (P)
(4) 41.20 ft on 09/22/2016 (P)
(5) 39.82 ft on 06/19/2015 (P)
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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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48 Elevation of runway.
45 There would be considerable bank erosion, including the east end of the runway.
43.5 Water should start to encroach some houses located near the active slough on the east side of town.
41.5 Water starts to flow over low spots on the road which is adjacent to an active slough. There are five or so houses on this road including the Wx observers.
(1) Aerial Photo 1
(2) Aerial Photo 2
(3) Benchmarks #2 and #3
(4) Aerial view of observers place
(5) Airport
(6) Staff Gage at Airport
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