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River Raisin at Blissfield Stage (ft)Observed: 678.3 ft at 12:20PM Feb 19, 2018Observed: 679.18 ft at 7:00AM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 679.63 ft at 2:30PM Feb 20, 2018Observed: 681.57 ft at 7:00AM Feb 21, 2018Highest Observation: 682.47 ft at 2:30PM Feb 21, 2018Forecast: 682.91 ft 7:00PM Feb 21, 2018Forecast: 683.3 ft 1:00AM Feb 22, 2018Forecast: 683.57 ft 7:00AM Feb 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 683.71 ft 1:00PM Feb 22, 2018Forecast: 683.7 ft 7:00PM Feb 22, 2018Forecast: 683.6 ft 1:00AM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 683.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 683.3 ft 1:00PM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 683.1 ft 7:00PM Feb 23, 2018Forecast: 682.8 ft 1:00AM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 682.6 ft 7:00AM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 682.3 ft 1:00PM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 682 ft 7:00PM Feb 24, 2018Forecast: 681.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 681.4 ft 7:00AM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 681.2 ft 1:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 681 ft 7:00PM Feb 25, 2018Forecast: 680.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 680.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 680.2 ft 1:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 680 ft 7:00PM Feb 26, 2018Forecast: 679.7 ft 1:00AM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 679.5 ft 7:00AM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 679.3 ft 1:00PM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 679.1 ft 7:00PM Feb 27, 2018Forecast: 678.9 ft 1:00AM Feb 28, 2018Forecast: 678.7 ft 7:00AM Feb 28, 2018BLIM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (5:47PM Feb 21, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 11:29AM Feb 21)Latest observed value: 682.47 ft at 2:30 PM EST 21-Feb-2018. Flood Stage is 683 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the River Raisin at Blissfield 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: 687
Moderate Flood Stage: 685
Flood Stage: 683
Action Stage: 681
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 687.10 ft on 02/20/1981
(2) 685.90 ft on 06/29/2015
(3) 685.62 ft on 12/01/2011
(4) 685.40 ft on 03/12/2009
(5) 685.10 ft on 02/08/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 685.90 ft on 06/29/2015
(2) 685.62 ft on 12/01/2011
(3) 683.98 ft on 04/29/2011
(4) 682.90 ft on 03/08/2011
(5) 685.40 ft on 03/12/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 674.35 ft on 07/24/2007

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687.5 River Street floods
687.1 The flood of record set back on february 20, 1981, is reached
687 Homes and businesses located near the river and on the west side of the village are inudated, forcing evacuation of many residents
685.6 Water begins to hit the bottom of the u.S. 223 bridge, and will dam up on the upstream side if the river continues to rise
683 Ellis park begins to flood
682 The river reaches bankfull
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Latitude: 41.833333° N, Longitude: 83.866667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 683 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 667 ft 1350 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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