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Rock River at Latham Park Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 4.78 ft at 2:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.75 ft at 2:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:30PM Aug 29, 2014Highest Observation: 4.82 ft at 3:45PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 4:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.76 ft at 5:00PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.78 ft at 5:15PM Aug 29, 2014Observed: 4.77 ft at 5:30PM Aug 29, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesLATI2(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (1:35PM Sep 1, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.77 ft at 5:30 PM CDT 29-Aug-2014. Flood Stage is 10 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

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

Historical 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.

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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

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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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