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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Gulkana River at Sourdough are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at Paxson Lake Outlet Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:8
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.03 ft on 05/07/1976
(2) 14.64 ft on 05/05/2009
(3) 14.62 ft on 05/30/2013
(4) 12.00 ft on 10/10/2006
(5) 11.26 ft on 09/12/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.85 ft on 05/02/2017
(2) 8.52 ft on 07/26/2016
(3) 9.58 ft on 05/11/2015
(4) -9,999.00 ft on 05/04/2014
(5) 14.62 ft on 05/30/2013
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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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12.5 Stage associated with flow (16900 cfs) having a recurrence interval of >50 years; major flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
12 Stage associated with flow (15200 cfs) having a recurrence interval of 20-40 years; moderate flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
11 Stage associated with a flow (11900 cfs) having a recurrence interval of ~10 years; minor flooding would be expected on this and nearby streams
9.5 Bankfull -- stage associated with flow (7400 cfs) having a recurrence interval of ~2 years
Photos
(1) Upstream at Sourdough Campground stage 10.07ft
(2) Downstream stage 10.07ft

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