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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Deschutes River near Rainier are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13.5
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.01 ft on 01/09/1990
(2) 15.74 ft on 02/08/1996
(3) 15.68 ft on 01/15/1974
(4) 15.28 ft on 01/21/1972
(5) 14.29 ft on 12/29/1996 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.52 ft on 02/09/2017 (P)
(2) 12.75 ft on 12/09/2015 (P)
(3) 8.43 ft on 02/06/2015
(4) 11.74 ft on 02/17/2014
(5) 11.88 ft on 11/19/2012
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.60 ft on 09/07/1963
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16.5 the Deschutes River will cause severe, near record flooding. Residences will be flooded with Tumwater valley deeply flooded. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Deschutes River Basin.
15 the Deschutes River will cause major flooding...with swift and deep water flooding roads...farm lands...and the residential areas of Cougar Mountain...Driftwood Valley...Falling Horseshoe and areas downstream in the Tumwater Valley. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Deschutes River Basin.
13.5 the Deschutes River will flood residential areas...especially Cougar Mountain...Driftwood Valley...and Falling Horseshoe. Downstream flooding will occur in areas of Tumwater Valley including the golf course. Many roads and farm lands will also be flooded.
11 the Deschutes River will flood downstream in Tumwater Valley including the golf course. Minor flooding will also occur in several residential areas...mainly Cougar Mountain and Driftwood Valley. Many roads and farm lands will also be flooded.
9 the Deschutes River locally spills over its banks into low fields and forested lands, mainly along Vail Cutoff Road and Reichel Road (east of the town of Vail).

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