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Red River of the North at Oslo Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesOSLM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (12:03AM Jun 30, 2015)Flood Stage is 26 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Red River of the North at Oslo 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: 36
Moderate Flood Stage: 30
Flood Stage: 26
Action Stage: 23
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 38.37 ft on 04/01/2009
(2) 38.09 ft on 04/15/2011
(3) 38.00 ft on 04/23/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 36.33 ft on 05/02/2013
(2) 22.04 ft on 03/19/2012
(3) 38.09 ft on 04/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 01/01/1936

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42.2 Top of the permanent levee upstream of Hwy 1.
41.2 Top of the permanent levee downstream of Hwy 1.
37.5 State Highway 1 overtops (MN DOT).
37 Water affects the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks west of Oslo.
36.5 ND State Highway 54 has water over the road.
36 Major Flood Stage.
35.79 Top of the Walsh County agricultural dikes in Walshville Township.
30 Moderate Flood Stage.
26 Flood Warning Stage...minor. County road 2 south of Oslo is closed in sections 2 and 11 of Pulaski Township.
25.5 County road 2 between sections 2 & 11 Pulaski Township is under water.
23 Forcast Service Stage.
18 City flood gates are closed.
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Latitude: 48.194167° N, Longitude: 97.140833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 26 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 29 772.65 ft 798.65 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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