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Pecatonica River near Shirland Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 5.99 ft at 2:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 6.01 ft at 3:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 3:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 3:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 6 ft at 3:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 4:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 4:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 5:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.98 ft at 5:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 5:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:00AM Oct 23, 2014Highest Observation: 6.02 ft at 6:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 6:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.99 ft at 6:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 7:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 7:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 7:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.96 ft at 8:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.94 ft at 8:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 8:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.95 ft at 8:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.93 ft at 9:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 9:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 10:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.97 ft at 10:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 10:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 10:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 11:00AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:15AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 11:30AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 11:45AM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 12:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 12:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 1:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.9 ft at 1:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 1:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 2:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 2:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 2:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 3:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 3:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 3:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 4:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 4:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 5:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 5:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 5:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 5:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 6:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 6:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.87 ft at 6:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 7:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 8:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 8:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 8:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 9:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 9:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 9:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 9:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 10:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 10:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 10:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.86 ft at 10:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 11:00PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 11:15PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 11:30PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 11:45PM Oct 23, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 12:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 12:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 12:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 12:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 1:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 1:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 1:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 1:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 2:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.85 ft at 2:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 2:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.84 ft at 2:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 3:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 3:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 4:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 4:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 4:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 4:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.82 ft at 5:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 5:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 5:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 6:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 6:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 6:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 7:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 7:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 8:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 8:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 8:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 9:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.8 ft at 9:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 10:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 10:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 10:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:00AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:15AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.79 ft at 11:30AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:45AM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 12:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 12:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 12:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 1:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 2:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 3:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 3:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 4:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 4:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 5:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 6:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 6:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 7:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 7:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 8:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 8:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 9:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 10:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 10:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 10:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:00PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 11:15PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 11:30PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 11:45PM Oct 24, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 12:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 12:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 1:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 2:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 2:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 2:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 2:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 3:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 4:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 5:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 5:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 5:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 5:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 6:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 6:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 6:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.73 ft at 6:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 7:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 7:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 7:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 7:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 8:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 8:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 8:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 8:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 9:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 9:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 9:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 9:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.78 ft at 10:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 10:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.89 ft at 10:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 10:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 11:00AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 11:15AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.7 ft at 11:30AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:45AM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 12:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.72 ft at 12:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.71 ft at 1:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.76 ft at 1:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 1:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 1:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.83 ft at 2:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:15PM Oct 25, 2014Highest Observation: 6.02 ft at 2:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.75 ft at 2:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.74 ft at 3:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.81 ft at 3:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.88 ft at 3:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 3:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.91 ft at 4:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.92 ft at 4:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.77 ft at 4:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.69 ft at 5:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 5:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 5:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 6:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.62 ft at 6:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 7:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 7:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.63 ft at 8:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 8:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 9:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 10:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 10:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 10:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 10:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 11:00PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 11:15PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 11:30PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 11:45PM Oct 25, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 12:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 12:15AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 12:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.66 ft at 12:45AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 1:00AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.64 ft at 1:15AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 1:30AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.67 ft at 1:45AM Oct 26, 2014Observed: 5.65 ft at 2:00AM Oct 26, 2014USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSIRI2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:35AM Oct 26, 2014)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.65 ft at 2:00 AM CDT 26-Oct-2014. Flood Stage is 12 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Pecatonica River near Shirland 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:15.5
Moderate Flood Stage:14
Flood Stage:12
Action Stage:11

Historical Crests
(1) 18.08 ft on 03/25/1975
(2) 17.45 ft on 04/04/1959
(3) 17.08 ft on 04/03/1960
(4) 16.90 ft on 02/22/1971
(5) 16.76 ft on 01/08/1946
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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18 Some flood damage begins in Shirland.
15.7 The Shirland Harrison road floods.
14.5 Water on Pecatonica Road and Blair Rd north of Pecatonica.
12 Water overflows low lying areas near the river.
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Latitude: 42.438056° N, Longitude: 89.175000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 12 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
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Elevation
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 711.79 ft 723.79 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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