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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cowlitz River at Randle are issued routinely year-round.
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Upstream Gauge - at Packwood Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Mayfield Dam
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 22
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 13.2
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 25.24 ft on 11/07/2006
(2) 24.90 ft on 02/09/1996
(3) 24.11 ft on 12/09/2015 (P)
(4) 23.58 ft on 11/30/1995
(5) 22.85 ft on 01/07/2009 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.30 ft on 01/13/2021 (P)
(2) 20.94 ft on 02/08/2020 (P)
(3) 20.89 ft on 11/23/2017 (P)
(4) 18.15 ft on 11/22/2017 (P)
(5) 20.30 ft on 10/22/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 the Cowlitz River will cause major flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...with dangerous inundation of many roads including US Highway 12...residential and commercial areas...and farms. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters...tributaries...and other streams within and near the Cowlitz River Basin.
20 the Cowlitz River will cause flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...inundating many roads including US Highway 12 and much of the farm lands.
18 the Cowlitz River will cause minor flooding from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...covering nearby farm lands and several roads.
15 the Cowlitz River will spill into low fields along river from the vicinity of Randle downstream through Riffe Lake...with shallow water over a few roads.

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