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Mississippi River at Fulton Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 7.14 ft at 8:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:00PM Jan 16, 2017Observed: 7.19 ft at 12:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.24 ft at 2:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.29 ft at 4:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.34 ft at 6:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.41 ft at 8:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.43 ft at 10:00AM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.58 ft at 12:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.62 ft at 2:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.62 ft at 4:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.63 ft at 6:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 8:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 10:00PM Jan 17, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 12:00AM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 2:00AM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 4:00AM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 6:00AM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.64 ft at 8:00AM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.67 ft at 10:00AM Jan 18, 2017Highest Observation: 7.69 ft at 12:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.65 ft at 2:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.61 ft at 4:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.54 ft at 6:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.52 ft at 8:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.5 ft at 10:00PM Jan 18, 2017Observed: 7.48 ft at 12:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.46 ft at 2:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.45 ft at 4:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.45 ft at 6:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.41 ft at 8:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.4 ft at 10:00AM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.39 ft at 12:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.37 ft at 2:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.36 ft at 4:00PM Jan 19, 2017Observed: 7.36 ft at 6:00PM Jan 19, 2017Forecast: 7.3 ft 12:00AM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 7.3 ft 6:00AM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 7.3 ft 12:00PM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 7.5 ft 6:00PM Jan 20, 2017Forecast: 7.6 ft 12:00AM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 7.7 ft 6:00AM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 7.8 ft 12:00PM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 7.9 ft 6:00PM Jan 21, 2017Forecast: 8 ft 12:00AM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 8.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 8.1 ft 12:00PM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 8.2 ft 6:00PM Jan 22, 2017Forecast: 8.3 ft 12:00AM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 8.4 ft 6:00AM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 8.5 ft 12:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 8.6 ft 6:00PM Jan 23, 2017Forecast: 8.7 ft 12:00AM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 8.8 ft 6:00AM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 8.9 ft 12:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 9 ft 6:00PM Jan 24, 2017Forecast: 9 ft 12:00AM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 9.1 ft 6:00AM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 9.2 ft 12:00PM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 9.3 ft 6:00PM Jan 25, 2017Forecast: 9.3 ft 12:00AM Jan 26, 2017Highest Forecast: 9.4 ft 6:00AM Jan 26, 2017U.S. Army Corps of EngineersFLTI2(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (7:32PM Jan 19, 2017)ObservedForecast (issued 3:04PM Jan 19)Latest observed value: 7.36 ft at 6:00 PM CST 19-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 16 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Fulton are issued routinely year-round.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.75 ft on 04/28/1965
(2) 23.31 ft on 04/24/2001
(3) 22.17 ft on 07/08/1993
(4) 21.37 ft on 04/26/1969
(5) 21.23 ft on 04/27/1952
(6) 21.06 ft on 04/21/2011
(7) 21.00 ft on 04/26/1951
(8) 20.72 ft on 04/19/1997
(9) 20.35 ft on 05/07/1975
(10) 19.95 ft on 03/25/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.32 ft on 07/03/2014 (P)
(2) 16.27 ft on 05/22/2014 (P)
(3) 16.88 ft on 05/13/2014 (P)
(4) 16.76 ft on 06/29/2013 (P)
(5) 16.92 ft on 04/20/2013 (P)
(6) 21.06 ft on 04/21/2011
(7) 19.08 ft on 06/16/2008
(8) 18.63 ft on 04/28/2008
(9) 16.69 ft on 06/21/2004
(10) 16.06 ft on 04/25/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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25 Water affects the U.S. Highway 52 causeway near Sabula.
23 Water affects the railroad tracks and into some businesses in Savanna.
22 Water affects Driscolls Island.
21 Basement flooding occurs in homes and businesses in Savanna with seepage into yards. Water also affects grain elevators and affects the lower portion of the Marquette Park parking lot. In Sabula, water affects Vulan and South Broad Streets.
20 Water seeps into a few back yards in Savanna. Water seeps into yards on Peal and Broad Streets in Sabula.
19 At Sabula, which is 18 feet on the local gage, water affects South Avenue at the levee and the lowest section of Lake Street.
18.98 Lock and Dam 13 is closed.
18 Water affects businesses on Sabulas North River Drive.
16 Water affects a few houses at Thomson.
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Latitude: 41.894444° N, Longitude: 90.156667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 ft 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 568.7 ft 584.7 ft  

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