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Mississippi River at Fort Ripley Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 9.53 ft at 10:00PM Apr 15, 2014Highest Observation: 9.53 ft at 11:00PM Apr 15, 2014Observed: 9.52 ft at 12:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.51 ft at 1:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.5 ft at 2:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.49 ft at 3:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 4:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.49 ft at 5:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.49 ft at 6:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 7:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 8:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 9:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 10:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.48 ft at 11:00AM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.47 ft at 12:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.47 ft at 1:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.46 ft at 2:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.45 ft at 3:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.45 ft at 4:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.44 ft at 5:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.42 ft at 6:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.42 ft at 7:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 8:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.4 ft at 9:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.39 ft at 10:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.38 ft at 11:00PM Apr 16, 2014Observed: 9.36 ft at 12:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.35 ft at 1:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.33 ft at 2:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.31 ft at 3:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.3 ft at 4:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.28 ft at 5:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.26 ft at 6:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.24 ft at 7:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.22 ft at 8:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.2 ft at 9:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.17 ft at 10:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.15 ft at 11:00AM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.12 ft at 12:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 1:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.06 ft at 2:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.03 ft at 3:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9.01 ft at 4:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.99 ft at 5:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.99 ft at 6:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.99 ft at 7:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.98 ft at 8:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.99 ft at 9:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 8.99 ft at 10:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9 ft at 11:00PM Apr 17, 2014Observed: 9 ft at 12:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.02 ft at 1:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.04 ft at 2:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.05 ft at 3:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.06 ft at 4:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 5:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 6:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 7:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 8:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 9:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 10:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 11:00AM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 12:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.08 ft at 1:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.07 ft at 2:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.08 ft at 3:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.09 ft at 4:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 5:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.1 ft at 6:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.11 ft at 7:00PM Apr 18, 2014Observed: 9.12 ft at 8:00PM Apr 18, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 19, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 20, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 21, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 22, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 23, 2014Highest Forecast: 9.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 23, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 9.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 7:00PM Apr 24, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 1:00AM Apr 25, 2014Forecast: 9 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2014FTRM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:16PM Apr 18, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 9:01AM Apr 18)Latest observed value: 9.12 ft at 8:00 PM CDT 18-Apr-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are issued as needed during times of abnormally low flows, as well as abnormally high flows but are not routinely available.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Fort Ripley 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:26
Moderate Flood Stage:12.5
Flood Stage:10
Action Stage:9

Historical Crests
(1) 14.30 ft on 03/23/1966
(2) 14.15 ft on 04/08/1997
(3) 13.84 ft on 04/13/2001
(4) 13.60 ft on 04/16/1965
(5) 13.30 ft on 05/22/1950
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Low Water Records
(1) 3.74 ft on 07/17/1988
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26 THIS WILL CAUSE FLOODING IN THE COMMUNITY OF FORT RIPLEY.
12 THE BOAT LANDING AND PARKING LOT AT THE PUBLIC ACCESS ARE UNDER WATER.
11 THIS WILL CAUSE MINOR FLOODING OF RURAL AREAS NEAR FORT RIPLEY.
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Latitude: 46.180556° N, Longitude: 94.365556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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
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