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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Alaska Pacific River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chena River near Chena Lakes 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: 0
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 24.5
Action Stage: 22.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.48 ft on 06/28/1995
(2) 25.32 ft on 06/28/1994
(3) 25.20 ft on 05/26/1992
(4) 25.17 ft on 05/08/1991
(5) 25.06 ft on 06/27/1989
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.47 ft on 05/11/2017
(2) 17.66 ft on 08/02/2016
(3) 17.50 ft on 08/28/2015
(4) 18.92 ft on 06/21/2014
(5) 15.81 ft on 06/06/2013
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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.

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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Long-term Hydrograph

The US Army Corps of Engineers regulates flows on the Chena River during flood events through the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project immediately upstream of the Moose Creek Dam stream gage. The flood control project was authorized with an established flood control regulation of 12,000 cfs through the city of Fairbanks. Current operating thresholds for the project are between 8,000 cfs and 8,500 cfs depending upon the forecast meteorological conditions. Some low lying areas downstream from the project may experience minor flooding during a normal flood control operation. More information about the Chena Lakes Flood Control project can be found at :

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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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