River Conditions

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River flood forecasts are based on forecast amounts of precipitation over the next 72 hours. If precipitation amounts are greater or less than anticipated…river forecasts will differ. Updated watches or warnings will be issued when necessary.


When the river is rising … FULL BANK at River Bend Park estimated (John Kolsun) at 19.51 feet OBSERVED at Dam 5 (above which a rise in water surface will cause the river to overflow the lowest natural river bank somewhere in the corresponding reach).


When the river is rising … ACTION STAGE the river overflows the lowest natural river bank and reaches “first trailer RIMS” in River Bend Park estimated (John Kolsun) at 20.51 feet OBSERVEDat Dam 5


FLOOD STAGE river reaches 13 feet from gate on boat ramp River Bend Park observed (John Kolsun) at 20.78 feet Dam 5


FLOODING RIVER reaches gate on boat ramp River Bend Park observed (John Kolsun) at 22.16 feet Dam 5


… MODERATE FLOOD STAGE at River Bend Park 30 feet estimated (John Kolsun) Dam 5


… MAJOR FLOOD STAGE at River Bend Park 35 feet estimated (John Kolsun) Dam 5

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