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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Clackamas River near Estacada are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - above Three Lynx Creek Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Oregon City
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 0
Flood Stage: 20
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 30.36 ft on 12/22/1964
(2) 27.57 ft on 02/07/1996
(3) 25.52 ft on 01/21/1972
(4) 25.03 ft on 01/16/1974
(5) 24.96 ft on 02/10/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 21.00 ft on 04/08/2023
(2) 21.21 ft on 10/22/2017
(3) 20.87 ft on 12/18/2015
(4) 21.17 ft on 12/07/2015
(5) 20.30 ft on 12/21/2014
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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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28 expect major flooding along the river from Estacada downstream to the confluence with the Willamette River. The most severe impacts will likely be in the Carver area, along with the developed areas near the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers.
25 expect major flood damage at parks along the river. Also expect flooding in Carver, along with numerous homes along the Clackamas River from Estacada downstream to the confluence with the Willamette.
23 expect flooding to begin in the light industrial areas near the confluence of the Clackamas and Willamette Rivers. A trailer court at Carver is threatened at this point. Some access roads are flooded and closed above this level from Estacada downstream to Carver.
21 expect widespread flooding of lowland and agricultural land from Estacada to Carver. Numerous parks along the river are also threatened with flooding.
20 expect lowland flooding from Estacada several miles downstream to Carver.
(1) USGS gage house
(2) Upstream view with River Mill Dam in distance
(3) Downstream view

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10-day Forecast/Trend, Northwest River Forecast Center
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