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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Northwest River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the South Prairie Creek at South Prairie are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 8
Moderate Flood Flow: 5.5
Flood Flow: 4
Action Flow: 3
Low Flow (in CFS): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 9,480 cfs on 01/07/2009
(2) 8,170 cfs on 02/08/1996
(3) 6,620 cfs on 02/05/2020
(4) 6,540 cfs on 11/07/2006
(5) 5,960 cfs on 11/12/2008
(6) 5,060 cfs on 10/31/2015
(7) 4,650 cfs on 11/25/1999
(8) 3,960 cfs on 10/22/2017
(9) 3,830 cfs on 11/25/2014
(10) 3,700 cfs on 02/22/2021 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 3,700 cfs on 02/22/2021 (P)
(2) 2,870 cfs on 01/13/2021 (P)
(3) 6,620 cfs on 02/05/2020
(4) 3,960 cfs on 10/22/2017
(5) 5,060 cfs on 10/31/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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8000 South Prairie Creek will cause major flooding above the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River. Swift and deep flood waters will inundate roads, residential areas, and farms, including South Prairie - Carbon River rd., South Prairie Rd. East, Lower Burnett Rd., and SR 162. Flooding could threaten the South Prairie Fire Station. Flooding will occur all along the river including headwaters, tributaries, and other streams within and near South Prairie Creek Basin.
5500 South Prairie Creek will cause flooding from above the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River. Flood waters will inundate roads, residential areas, and farms, including South Prairie - Carbon River Rd., South Prairie Rd. East, Spring Site Rd., and SR 162.
4000 South Prairie Creek will flood low lying areas and roads from the Town of South Prairie downstream to the Carbon River near Orting.

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