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Mississippi River at Guttenberg Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 9.89 ft at 12:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 9.91 ft at 1:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 9.92 ft at 2:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 9.93 ft at 3:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 9.97 ft at 4:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 9.98 ft at 5:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10 ft at 6:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.02 ft at 7:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.03 ft at 8:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.05 ft at 9:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.07 ft at 10:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.08 ft at 11:00PM Jan 21, 2017Observed: 10.09 ft at 12:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.13 ft at 1:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.14 ft at 2:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.16 ft at 3:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.18 ft at 4:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.2 ft at 5:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.22 ft at 6:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.24 ft at 7:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.25 ft at 8:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.31 ft at 9:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.33 ft at 10:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.34 ft at 11:00AM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.36 ft at 12:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.38 ft at 1:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.39 ft at 2:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.41 ft at 3:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.45 ft at 4:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.46 ft at 5:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.47 ft at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.48 ft at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.48 ft at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.5 ft at 9:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.51 ft at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.52 ft at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2017Observed: 10.53 ft at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.53 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.54 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.55 ft at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.56 ft at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.57 ft at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.57 ft at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.59 ft at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.6 ft at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.63 ft at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.63 ft at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.67 ft at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.68 ft at 12:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.7 ft at 1:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.71 ft at 2:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.71 ft at 3:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.72 ft at 4:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.73 ft at 5:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.73 ft at 6:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.74 ft at 7:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.74 ft at 8:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.74 ft at 9:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.75 ft at 10:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.76 ft at 11:00PM Jan 23, 2017Observed: 10.78 ft at 12:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.78 ft at 1:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.79 ft at 2:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.81 ft at 3:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.82 ft at 4:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.82 ft at 5:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.84 ft at 6:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.85 ft at 7:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.87 ft at 8:00AM Jan 24, 2017Observed: 10.88 ft at 9:00AM Jan 24, 2017Highest Observation: 10.89 ft at 10:00AM Jan 24, 2017USACE - Rivergages.comGTTI4(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (11:00AM Jan 24, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 10.89 ft at 10:00 AM CST 24-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 15 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Guttenberg are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.65 ft on 04/24/1965
(2) 21.68 ft on 04/21/2001
(3) 20.15 ft on 06/30/1993
(4) 19.84 ft on 04/22/1969
(5) 19.69 ft on 04/24/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.22 ft on 09/29/2016
(2) 17.00 ft on 07/04/2014
(3) 19.58 ft on 04/18/2011
(4) 17.48 ft on 10/02/2010
(5) 16.21 ft on 04/27/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.82 ft on 02/23/1964
(2) 2.83 ft on 11/07/1976
(3) 2.98 ft on 08/01/2006
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29.6 The water begins to overtop the protective levee.
24 Water begins to flow over the lock walls and the protective earthen dikes.
23.65 Water levels reach the flood of record.
21 Flooding of some residential areas occurs. Lock and Dam 10 is closed to navigation.
20 Some basements may begin to experience flooding due to seepage, with most problems occurring on the approaches to town.
19 The water is over Island Road.
18 Sewer and street flooding begins to occur in Glen Haven, Wisconsin.
15.5 The water is over Marina Road.
15 Minor lowland flooding begins to occur.
(1) Upstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft
(2) Downstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft
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Latitude: 42.785556° N, Longitude: 91.095556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 600 ft 615 ft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum

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