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Mississippi River at Lansing Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 10.14 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2014Observed: 10.13 ft at 9:00PM Sep 20, 2014Observed: 10.1 ft at 10:00PM Sep 20, 2014Observed: 10.07 ft at 11:00PM Sep 20, 2014Observed: 10.04 ft at 12:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 10.02 ft at 1:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 10 ft at 2:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.98 ft at 3:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.96 ft at 4:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.93 ft at 5:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.91 ft at 6:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.89 ft at 7:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.87 ft at 8:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.85 ft at 9:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.84 ft at 10:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.82 ft at 11:00AM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.8 ft at 12:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.78 ft at 1:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.74 ft at 2:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.73 ft at 3:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.71 ft at 4:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.63 ft at 5:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.65 ft at 6:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.63 ft at 7:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.62 ft at 8:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.6 ft at 9:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.59 ft at 10:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 11:00PM Sep 21, 2014Observed: 9.56 ft at 12:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.55 ft at 1:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.58 ft at 2:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.53 ft at 3:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 4:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.5 ft at 5:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 6:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.47 ft at 7:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 8:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.45 ft at 9:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.44 ft at 10:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.43 ft at 11:00AM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.41 ft at 12:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.39 ft at 1:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.37 ft at 2:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.36 ft at 3:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.33 ft at 4:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.31 ft at 5:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.29 ft at 6:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.27 ft at 7:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.26 ft at 8:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.24 ft at 9:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.24 ft at 10:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.21 ft at 11:00PM Sep 22, 2014Observed: 9.2 ft at 12:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.19 ft at 1:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.16 ft at 2:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.15 ft at 3:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.14 ft at 4:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.12 ft at 5:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 6:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 7:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.06 ft at 10:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.04 ft at 11:00AM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9.02 ft at 12:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 9 ft at 1:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 8.98 ft at 2:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 8.96 ft at 3:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 8.94 ft at 4:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 8.92 ft at 5:00PM Sep 23, 2014Observed: 8.9 ft at 6:00PM Sep 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 8.9 ft 1:00AM Sep 24, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 7:00AM Sep 24, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 1:00PM Sep 24, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 7:00PM Sep 24, 2014Forecast: 8.8 ft 1:00AM Sep 25, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00AM Sep 25, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 1:00PM Sep 25, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00PM Sep 25, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 1:00AM Sep 26, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00AM Sep 26, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 1:00PM Sep 26, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 7:00PM Sep 26, 2014Forecast: 8.7 ft 1:00AM Sep 27, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 27, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 27, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 27, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 28, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 28, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 28, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00PM Sep 28, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 1:00AM Sep 29, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 7:00AM Sep 29, 2014Forecast: 8.6 ft 1:00PM Sep 29, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 7:00PM Sep 29, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 1:00AM Sep 30, 2014Forecast: 8.5 ft 7:00AM Sep 30, 2014LNSI4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (7:15PM Sep 23, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 11:17AM Sep 23)Latest observed value: 8.9 ft at 6:00 PM CDT 23-Sep-2014. Flood Stage is 17 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Flood stage level has recently changed.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Lansing 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:20
Moderate Flood Stage:19
Flood Stage:17
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 22.50 ft on 04/24/1965
(2) 19.93 ft on 04/21/2001
(3) 19.90 ft on 06/20/1880
(4) 18.88 ft on 04/22/1969
(5) 18.46 ft on 06/30/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.39 ft on 03/13/1938
(2) 4.19 ft on 01/23/1944
(3) 6.09 ft on 11/27/1942
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24 The water reaches the top of the dikes.
23 Interstate Power steam plant becomes inoperative.
22.5 The water reaches the flood of record set in 1965.
21 Dairyland Power becomes inoperative.
20 The Wisconsin Highway 82 river crossing between Highway 35 and Lansing is closed.
19.8 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 700 block of South Front Street.
18.8 Water begins to cover Highway X52 by the wastewater treatment plant.
18.6 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 400 block of South Front Street.
18.2 Lock and Dam 9 goes out of operation.
17.89 Water from the storm sewer system reaches the 300 and 500 blocks of South Front Street.
17.6 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 600 block of South Front Street.
14.9 River water back flows into Hogan Park by the sewer by-pass.
14.5 River water back flows onto the ball park diamond via the lift station bypass.
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(1) Upstream View, Apr 5, 2007
(2) Downstream View, Apr 5, 2007
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Latitude: 43.360278° N, Longitude: 91.213333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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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 612.26 ft 630.26 ft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum

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