Skip Navigation Link weather.gov  
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service
Image background of Navigation bar Left
Bookmark and Share Navigation Bar End Cap

  
 
Hydrograph River at a Glance Download
Mississippi River at Minnesota City Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 651.2 ft at 12:43AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.2 ft at 4:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.2 ft at 6:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.2 ft at 7:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.2 ft at 8:00AM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 650.95 ft at 12:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 650.94 ft at 4:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 650.94 ft at 4:01PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 650.94 ft at 4:30PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 650.94 ft at 5:43PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.15 ft at 8:00PM Oct 18, 2014Observed: 651.23 ft at 12:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.23 ft at 12:43AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 651.26 ft at 4:00AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 651.26 ft at 6:00AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 651.26 ft at 7:00AM Oct 19, 2014Highest Observation: 651.26 ft at 8:00AM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.05 ft at 12:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.04 ft at 4:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.04 ft at 4:01PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.04 ft at 4:30PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.04 ft at 5:43PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.02 ft at 8:00PM Oct 19, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 12:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 12:43AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 4:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 6:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 7:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.01 ft at 8:00AM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 12:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 2:01PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 2:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 4:00PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 4:01PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 4:30PM Oct 20, 2014Observed: 651.08 ft at 5:43PM Oct 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00PM Oct 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00PM Oct 26, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 1:00AM Oct 27, 2014Highest Forecast: 651 ft 7:00AM Oct 27, 2014MSCM5(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (12:15AM Oct 21, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 10:36AM Oct 20)Latest observed value: 651.08 ft at 5:43 PM CDT 20-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 660 ft
Printable Image
About this graph
Tabular Data (UTC)
Tabular Data (CDT)
XML Data
RSS Files
Datum: Not Available
Metadata
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: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Minnesota City are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Return to Area Map
Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Winona Dam 5a
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:665
Moderate Flood Stage:662
Flood Stage:660
Action Stage:657

Historical Crests
(1) 667.85 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 665.70 ft on 04/16/2001
(3) 665.45 ft on 04/11/1997
(4) 665.10 ft on 04/18/1969
(5) 663.84 ft on 04/19/1952
Show More Historical Crests

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 645.46 ft on 07/23/1936
(2) 647.77 ft on 02/24/1944
(3) 649.32 ft on 12/16/1938
Show More Low Water Records

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

Zoom Level:14
KML Image
Gauge LocationGauge Map Marker
Disclaimer
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos Collapse
If you notice any errors in the below information, please contact our Webmaster
670 Water begins to flow over portions of the protective earthen dike.
667.85 Water levels reach the flood of record.
665 Lock gates and walls at Dam 5 go under water.
664.5 Lock and dam 5 is closed to navigation.
Photos
(1) Upstream View, Aug 28, 2008
(2) Downstream View, Aug 28, 2008
About This Location Collapse

Latitude: 44.160000° N, Longitude: 91.812222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 648.65 ft 660 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 648.65)
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 648.65 ft 660 ft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum
Additional Information Collapse
  • How low could the river get?
  • Link to text page with Hourly River Stage Level and Water Temperatures
  • Resources Collapse
    Hydrologic Resources Additional Resources
    Collaborative Agencies Collapse
    The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
    NWS Information
    National Weather Service
    La Crosse Weather Forecast Office
    N2788 County Rd FA
    La Crosse, WI 54601
    (608) 784-7294
    Ask Questions/Webmaster
    Page last modified: 27-Aug-2014 7:11 PM
    Disclaimer
    Credits
    Glossary
    Privacy Policy
    About Us
    Career Opportunities