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South Branch Root River at Lanesboro Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 5:15PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 5:30PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 5:45PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 6:00PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 6:15PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 6:30PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 6:45PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 7:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 7:15PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 7:30PM Nov 24, 2014Highest Observation: 2.03 ft at 7:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 8:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 9:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 10:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:00PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:15PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:30PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 11:45PM Nov 24, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 12:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.02 ft at 12:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 1:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 2:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 2:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 3:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 5:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2.01 ft at 6:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 6:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 7:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 8:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:00AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:15AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:30AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:45AM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 2 ft at 4:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 9:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:00PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:15PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:30PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:45PM Nov 25, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 5:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 10:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:00AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:15AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:30AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 11:45AM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 1:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 2:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 3:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 6:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 7:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 7:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 8:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 8:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 9:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 9:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 10:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 10:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:00PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:15PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:30PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 11:45PM Nov 26, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 12:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 1:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 2:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 3:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.99 ft at 4:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 4:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 5:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 6:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 7:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 8:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 9:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 9:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 9:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.93 ft at 10:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 10:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.94 ft at 11:00AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.95 ft at 11:15AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 11:30AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 11:45AM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.98 ft at 12:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 12:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 1:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 2:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:30PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 3:45PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.96 ft at 4:00PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:15PM Nov 27, 2014Observed: 1.97 ft at 4:30PM Nov 27, 2014LNSM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:00PM Nov 27, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 1.97 ft at 4:30 PM CST 27-Nov-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the South Branch Root River at Lanesboro are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 19.20 ft on 03/26/1950
(2) 17.23 ft on 06/29/1942
(3) 14.35 ft on 07/11/1981
(4) 14.17 ft on 06/09/2008
(5) 13.73 ft on 03/26/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.17 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 11.87 ft on 07/11/2000
(3) 13.21 ft on 06/01/2000
(4) 12.00 ft on 04/01/1993
(5) 14.35 ft on 07/11/1981
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.00 ft on 07/01/1988

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18 The river overflows the right bank downstream from the gage site. "The Flat" area is flooded and water begins to threaten some of the businesses downstream from the gage.
14 The river may begin to threaten "The Flat" area at this level and the ballfield will begin to experience some flooding.
12 The river begins to overflow the left bank downstream from the foot bridge where the gage is located.
Photos
(1) Upstream View, Apr 4, 2007
(2) Downstream View, Apr 4, 2007
(3) Upstream View at Lanesboro, November 1998 Stage = 2.53 ft
(4) Downstream View at Lanesboro, November 1998 Stage = 2.53 ft
(5) View looking downstream from City Campground near Dam above the gage location
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Latitude: 43.721944° N, Longitude: 91.978611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
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)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
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 815.51 ft 827.51 ft Uses 1912 Datum

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