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Mississippi River at Grand Rapids Stage (ft)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesGNDM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:46PM Feb 26, 2015)
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NOTE: Forecasts are issued as needed during times of abnormally low flow, but are not routinely available.

NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Mississippi River at Grand Rapids. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
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Historic Crests
(1) 15.20 ft on 09/03/1948
(2) 14.76 ft on 05/13/1950
(3) 12.29 ft on 08/21/1999
(4) 10.98 ft on 12/24/2000
(5) 10.86 ft on 05/07/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.75 ft on 04/11/2013
(2) 8.46 ft on 06/02/2012
(3) 9.76 ft on 06/29/2011
(4) 6.52 ft on 08/03/2010
(5) 8.45 ft on 04/11/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude: 47.232222° N, Longitude: 93.530000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 1242.03 Not Available 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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