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Black River (WI) at Galesville Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 4.54 ft at 3:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.56 ft at 4:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.57 ft at 5:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.6 ft at 6:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.64 ft at 7:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.69 ft at 8:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 9:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.83 ft at 10:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 4.92 ft at 11:00AM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.02 ft at 12:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.23 ft at 2:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.33 ft at 3:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.53 ft at 5:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 6:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 7:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 9:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 10:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 11:00PM Aug 31, 2014Observed: 6.05 ft at 12:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 1:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 3:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 4:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 5:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.27 ft at 6:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 7:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 8:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 9:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 10:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 11:00AM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 12:00PM Sep 01, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 1:00PM Sep 01, 2014Highest Observation: 6.42 ft at 2:00PM Sep 01, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGALW3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (2:00AM Sep 3, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.42 ft at 2:00 PM CDT 1-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:15
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:10

Historical Crests
(1) 16.79 ft on 09/25/2010
(2) 16.64 ft on 06/21/1993
(3) 15.46 ft on 09/23/1980
(4) 15.14 ft on 09/24/1986
(5) 14.84 ft on 03/08/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 12/20/1931
(2) 1.32 ft on 08/20/1975
(3) 1.54 ft on 09/15/1988
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12 Flooding mainly impacts wildlands and agricultural pasture land. However the approach to the south end of the county road VV bridge over the black river may be flooded.
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Latitude: 44.060278° N, Longitude: 91.287500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 658.39 ft 670.39 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 658.43 ft 670.43 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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