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Mississippi River at Brainerd Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 4:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 5:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 5:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 5:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 5:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 6:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 6:15AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 6:30AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 6:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 7:00AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 7:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 7:30AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 7:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 8:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 9:30AM Dec 19, 2014Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 9:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 11:00AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 11:15AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 11:30AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.4 ft at 11:45AM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 12:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 12:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 12:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 12:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 1:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 2:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 2:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.37 ft at 2:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.39 ft at 2:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 3:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.38 ft at 3:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.37 ft at 3:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.36 ft at 3:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.35 ft at 4:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 5:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.34 ft at 6:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 6:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 7:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 7:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.31 ft at 8:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.3 ft at 9:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.26 ft at 9:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.25 ft at 9:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.24 ft at 10:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.23 ft at 10:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 10:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 11:00PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.22 ft at 11:15PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 11:30PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 11:45PM Dec 19, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 12:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 12:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 12:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 12:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 1:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 1:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 2:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 2:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 2:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 4:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 4:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 4:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 4:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 5:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 6:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 8:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 8:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 9:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 10:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:00AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 11:15AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:30AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:45AM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 12:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 12:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 1:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 1:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 2:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 3:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 3:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 3:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 4:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 4:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 5:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 5:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 5:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 5:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 6:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.21 ft at 6:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 7:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 8:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 8:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 8:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 8:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 9:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 9:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 9:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 9:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 10:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 10:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 11:00PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 11:15PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.2 ft at 11:30PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 11:45PM Dec 20, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 12:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 12:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 12:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 12:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 1:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 1:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 1:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 1:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 2:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 2:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 2:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 2:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 3:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 3:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 4:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 4:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.19 ft at 5:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 5:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 6:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 6:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.18 ft at 7:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 7:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 8:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 8:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.17 ft at 9:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 9:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 10:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:00AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:15AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:30AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 11:45AM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 12:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 12:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 1:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 1:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 1:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 2:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.16 ft at 2:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 3:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 3:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 3:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 3:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 4:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.15 ft at 4:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 5:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 6:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 6:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 6:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 6:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 7:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 7:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.14 ft at 7:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 8:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.13 ft at 9:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 10:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:00PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:15PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:30PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 11:45PM Dec 21, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 12:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 12:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 1:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 1:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 2:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.12 ft at 2:30AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 2:45AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 3:00AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.11 ft at 3:15AM Dec 22, 2014Observed: 6.1 ft at 3:30AM Dec 22, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesBRAM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:31AM Dec 22, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.1 ft at 3:30 AM CST 22-Dec-2014. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Mississippi River at Brainerd. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 17.61 ft on 06/28/2012
(2) 16.70 ft on 04/30/2001
(3) 16.03 ft on 04/10/1997
(4) 14.59 ft on 04/30/1996
(5) 14.52 ft on 05/18/1999
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.12 ft on 05/09/2013
(2) 17.61 ft on 06/28/2012
(3) 11.87 ft on 05/09/2011
(4) 8.49 ft on 03/22/2010
(5) 12.99 ft on 04/06/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.80 ft on 07/12/1988
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16 East River Road near Kiwanis park becomes inundated.
13 This will cause flooding of low lying areas.
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Latitude: 46.377778° N, Longitude: 94.183056° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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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 1146.96 ft 1159.96 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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