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Rock River at Latham Park Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 6.38 ft at 6:00AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.39 ft at 6:15AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.39 ft at 6:30AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.4 ft at 6:45AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.4 ft at 7:00AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.4 ft at 7:15AM Jan 13, 2017Highest Observation: 6.41 ft at 7:30AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.39 ft at 7:45AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.36 ft at 8:00AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:15AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.3 ft at 8:30AM Jan 13, 2017Observed: 6.27 ft at 8:45AM Jan 13, 2017USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLATI2(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (4:37AM Jan 16, 2017)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.27 ft at 8:45 AM CST 13-Jan-2017. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Rock River at Latham Park 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: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.30 ft on 06/18/2008
(2) 12.91 ft on 07/29/2010
(3) 12.89 ft on 04/22/2013
(4) 10.90 ft on 03/29/2009
(5) 10.74 ft on 08/26/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.89 ft on 04/22/2013
(2) 12.91 ft on 07/29/2010
(3) 10.90 ft on 03/29/2009
(4) 14.30 ft on 06/18/2008
(5) 10.74 ft on 08/26/2007
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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10 Water affects low lying back yards near the river.
(1) Looking upstream. Stage 3.69 ft.
(2) Looking downstream. Stage 3.69 ft.
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Latitude: 42.368611° N, Longitude: 89.058333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 10 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 700 ft 710 ft  

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