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Red River of the North at Wahpeton Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.79 ft at 4:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 8:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 9:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 10:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 10:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:00AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:15AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:30AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 11:45AM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 12:30PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 12:45PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 1:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 1:15PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 1:30PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 1:45PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 2:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 2:15PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 2:30PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 2:45PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 3:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 3:15PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 3:30PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 3:45PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 4:00PM Oct 21, 2014Highest Observation: 5.81 ft at 4:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 4:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 4:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 5:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 5:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 6:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:00PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:15PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:30PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:45PM Oct 21, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 5:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 6:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 7:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 8:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 9:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:00AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:15AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:30AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:45AM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 12:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 2:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 5:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 9:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:00PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:15PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:30PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:45PM Oct 22, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 4:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 8:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 9:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 11:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 11:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 12:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 12:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 3:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 4:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 7:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 9:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 10:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 10:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 11:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 12:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 2:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWHNN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (4:33AM Oct 24, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.69 ft at 3:30 AM CDT 24-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 11 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 Red River of the North at Wahpeton 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:15
Moderate Flood Stage:13
Flood Stage:11
Action Stage:9.5

Historical Crests
(1) 19.42 ft on 04/06/1997
(2) 17.95 ft on 04/05/1989
(3) 17.50 ft on 03/24/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.00 ft on 08/29/1976

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22.5 Top of the permanent dike.
18 Close dike openings at Minnesota St (MN) and Dakota St (ND).Close dike openings at RR bridge...have to remove RR tracks to do this.
17.5 Post-Diversion Flood of Record (24 Mar 2009).Post-1900 Flood Flow of Record (10.4 kcfs on 24 Mar 2009). City mobilizes as patrolling of levees and storm sewer outlets begin.
16 Wells Park floods. Flooding of a portion of the sanitary sewer system begins.
15 Major Flood Stage. Wahpeton storm sewer outlets closed. Main street closed.
13.5 Breckenridge...North Main Street and Bridge are closed.
13 Start to put-up Flood Wall if river forecast to go above 15 feet (Breck).
12 Moderate Flood Stage...Bankfull Stage.Breckenridge...Storm sewer valves are closed and interior pumping begins.
11.6 Otter Tail River water starts to flow into the Breckenridge Diversion.Water on Main St (Breck).
11 Flood Warning Stage...minor.
9.5 Forecast Service Stage.
8 Ottertail River starts to overflow downstream of Highway 75 bridge.This breakout flow will enter the Red River 600 feet downstream of the gage.As stage rises...water fans out and floods the entire east side of bottom lands.Some water enters the Red near the cableway.
7 Close Storm Sewer Outfalls.
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Latitude: 46.266111° N, Longitude: 96.598611° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(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 29 942.97 ft 952.97 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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