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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Willamette River at Corvallis are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 33
Flood Stage: 30
Action Stage: 26
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 42.40 ft on 12/01/1861
(2) 38.20 ft on 12/29/1945
(3) 38.10 ft on 01/02/1943
(4) 36.80 ft on 01/08/1948
(5) 36.20 ft on 01/19/1953
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 32.84 ft on 04/10/2019
(2) 27.37 ft on 02/17/2014
(3) 28.90 ft on 01/20/2012
(4) 25.20 ft on 06/06/2010
(5) 30.65 ft on 01/19/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.30 ft on 06/25/1977
(2) -0.20 ft on 11/30/1952
(3) 0.00 ft on 07/13/1980
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36 expect widespread flooding, with serious flooding possible between Corvallis and Albany on the west bank of the river. At this and higher stages, the Willamette River between Harrisburg and Corvallis has historically been up to 3 miles wide.
32 expect flooding of low spots of Hwy 99 south of Corvallis, the Corvallis-Albany Hwy, and Hwy 34 near Corvallis.
30 expect extensive flooding of low-lying agricultural land east and south of Corvallis. Flooding of low areas of Hwy 34 and numerous roads in and near Corvallis begins.
28 expect flooding of some river island access roads and secondary roads east of Corvallis.
26 the river is at bankfull level and may spill out of its banks at some locations between Harrisburg and Albany.
(1) USGS gage house
(2) Upstream view
(3) View downstream

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Datum was changed by 10 FEET in 2010. All related data (flood levels, impacts, historical crests) were updated to reflect datum change.
10-day Forecast/Trend, Northwest River Forecast Center
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