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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Talkeetna River at Railroad Bridge are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - above RR Bridge Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.55 ft on 10/11/1986
(2) 15.65 ft on 09/21/2012
(3) 13.82 ft on 08/19/2006
(4) 13.30 ft on 08/02/1981
(5) 12.70 ft on 07/16/1979
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.48 ft on 08/28/2021 (P)
(2) 10.59 ft on 07/09/2017 (P)
(3) 11.44 ft on 09/13/2016 (P)
(4) 11.07 ft on 09/29/2015 (P)
(5) 11.14 ft on 06/26/2014 (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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15.5 2012 peak flood - major flooding in East Talkeetna
14 Water can flow into Beaver Road and F Street in NE Talkeetna
13 High water during the summer floods of 2003; water flowed into the low lying areas near the end of the dike at the Talkeetna River.
10 Water in low lying areas west of Main Street. Summer 2020 - Erosion at the confluence of the Talkeetna and Susitna Rivers.
9.69 High water level -- Class IV+ whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
8.19 Medium water level -- Class IV whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
6.2 Low water level -- Class IV- whitewater in Talkeetna River canyon
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