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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Snow River near Seward 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 Cooper Landing
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.57 ft on 08/24/2019
(2) 14.39 ft on 09/23/2017
(3) 14.30 ft on 10/13/2013
(4) 14.20 ft on 09/03/2015
(5) 13.59 ft on 11/03/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.10 ft on 11/04/2020 (P)
(2) 12.63 ft on 10/02/2020 (P)
(3) 10.35 ft on 12/09/2019
(4) 14.57 ft on 08/24/2019
(5) 12.17 ft on 10/16/2018 (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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16.5 Houses along Primrose Road will begin to flood.
16 Low spot at mile 15.1 on Seward Highway will begin to flood.
14.2 Garages along Primrose Road will begin to flood.
13 The end of Primrose Road will be impassable to small vehicles. This will impact access to residences as well as the campground.
12.5 Floods gravel area just downstream from railroad bridge.Water starts to flow over Primrose Road. Low spots on this road (near the boat ramp) are approximatly 1 ft lower than the adjacent lake bank.Water up to the railroad tracks in several places between railroad mileposts 14.5 and 18.0. -Oct 2020
12 This stage corresponds well to the action stage for the downstream site COOA2, Kenai River at Cooper Landing. The Kenai River at Cooper Landing will often exceed action levels when the stage on the Snow River exceeds 12.0 ft.
(1) Snow River Valley
(2) Snow Glacier Lake
(3) Flooding near Seward Hwy

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