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Forecasts for the Skookumchuck River at Centralia are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 191
Moderate Flood Stage: 190
Flood Stage: 189
Action Stage: 0
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 191.03 ft on 02/08/1996
(2) 87.27 ft on 02/08/1996
(3) 87.10 ft on 01/10/1990
(4) 86.68 ft on 04/05/1991
(5) 86.60 ft on 01/21/1972
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 83.81 ft on 01/06/2015 (P)
(2) 83.76 ft on 02/18/2014 (P)
(3) 86.58 ft on 01/08/2009
(4) 85.02 ft on 01/31/2006
(5) 84.54 ft on 02/01/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 176.44 ft on 10/17/2015
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191.5 the Skookumchuck River will cause severe...record flooding in Centralia and the surrounding area. The river will flood most residential areas and roads and cover most of the farmland in the Skookumchuck River valley. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Skookumchuck River Basin. This stage corresponds to a Phase 4 flood in the Lewis County flood warning system.
191 the Skookumchuck River will cause major flooding in Centralia and the surrounding area. The river will flood many roads and residential areas and cover much of the farmland in the Skookumchuck River valley. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Skookumchuck River Basin. This stage corresponds roughly to a Phase 3 flood in the Lewis County flood warning system.
190 the Skookumchuck River will cause moderate flooding in Centralia and the surrounding area. The river will flood many roads and residential areas and cover much of the farmland in the Skookumchuck River valley. This stage corresponds roughly to a Phase 2 flood in the Lewis County flood warning system.
189 the Skookumchuck River in Lewis County will flood several roads and farm lands near Centralia. This stage corresponds roughly to a Phase 2 flood in the Lewis County flood system.
187 the Skookumchuck River in Lewis county will spill into low areas along the river near Centralia. This river level on the Skookumchuck corresponds roughly to a Phase 1 flood in the Lewis County flood system.

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Chehalis River Basin Flood Authority link to Chehalis River Basin Early Warning System: http://lewiscountywa.gov/chehalis-river-basin-flood-authority
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