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Rock River at Fort Atkinson Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 11.72 ft at 6:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.56 ft at 6:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.6 ft at 6:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 6:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 6:55PM Jan 22, 2015Highest Observation: 12.12 ft at 7:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.7 ft at 7:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 7:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.48 ft at 7:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 7:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 7:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.28 ft at 7:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 7:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.32 ft at 7:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.38 ft at 7:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 7:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 7:55PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 12.05 ft at 8:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.28 ft at 8:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 8:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.35 ft at 8:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.36 ft at 8:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.36 ft at 8:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 8:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.28 ft at 8:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.37 ft at 8:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 8:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.28 ft at 8:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 8:55PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.34 ft at 9:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 9:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.34 ft at 9:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.28 ft at 9:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.29 ft at 9:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.3 ft at 9:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.3 ft at 9:55PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.3 ft at 10:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.3 ft at 10:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.32 ft at 10:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.34 ft at 10:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.37 ft at 10:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.38 ft at 10:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.37 ft at 10:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.38 ft at 10:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 10:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 10:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.42 ft at 10:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.41 ft at 10:55PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.4 ft at 11:00PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.4 ft at 11:05PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:10PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:15PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:20PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:25PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:30PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:35PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:40PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:45PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:50PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 11:55PM Jan 22, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 12:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 1:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 2:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 3:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 4:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 5:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 6:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.39 ft at 7:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.1 ft at 7:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.08 ft at 7:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 7:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 7:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.08 ft at 7:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.12 ft at 7:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 7:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.08 ft at 8:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.11 ft at 8:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.11 ft at 8:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.12 ft at 8:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.09 ft at 8:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.81 ft at 8:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.12 ft at 8:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.11 ft at 8:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.11 ft at 9:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.12 ft at 9:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.11 ft at 9:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.14 ft at 9:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.13 ft at 9:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.14 ft at 9:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.18 ft at 10:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.18 ft at 10:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.19 ft at 10:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.19 ft at 10:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:30AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:35AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 10:40AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 10:45AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 10:50AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 10:55AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.26 ft at 11:00AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:05AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:10AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:15AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:20AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:25AM Jan 23, 2015Observed: 11.27 ft at 11:30AM Jan 23, 2015USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesFATW3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (8:30AM Feb 1, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 11.27 ft at 11:30 AM CST 23-Jan-2015. Flood Stage is 16 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: Gauge readings may be inaccurate during periods of extreme cold.

Reliability of the Forecast: Based on current and forecast river, weather and reservoir conditions

NOTE: Forecasts for the Rock River at Fort Atkinson 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 17
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 20.90 ft on 06/20/2008
(2) 18.12 ft on 04/22/2013
(3) 17.33 ft on 04/16/2008
(4) 17.29 ft on 06/05/2004
(5) 16.97 ft on 04/01/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.19 ft on 07/08/2014
(2) 18.12 ft on 04/22/2013
(3) 15.69 ft on 03/28/2011
(4) 16.89 ft on 07/29/2010
(5) 15.04 ft on 06/28/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 10.55 ft on 07/13/2012
(2) 10.61 ft on 09/22/2005
(3) 10.62 ft on 09/12/2003
(4) 10.73 ft on 06/25/2012
(5) 10.78 ft on 09/09/2013

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20 Numerous roads are flooded and closed in the Fort Atkinson area, including Highway 106 and North Shore Road southwest of Fort Atkinson. Rock River Road about 1 mile east of fort Atkinson is flooded and closed. Water surrounds some homes and businesses near the river along Highway 106 and at the end of Vets Lane near the intersection of Highway 106 and Blackhawk Island Road. There is widespread agricultural land flooding east of Fort Atkinson along Highway 106.
19.8 Numerous roads are flooded and closed in the Fort Atkinson area, including Highway 106 and North Shore Road southwest of Fort Atkinson. Rock River Road east and southeast of Fort Atkinson is closed. Water surrounds some homes and businesses close to the river along Highway 106 and at the end of Vets Lane near the intersection of Highway 106 and Blackhawk Island Road. This level is the 2 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 2 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
18.6 Numerous roads are flooded and closed in the Fort Atkinson area, including Rock River Road about 1 mile east of Fort Atkinson, Sinnissipi Drive, Bark River Road from Kutz Road to Rock River Road. Water surrounds some homes and businesses close to the river at the end of Vets Lane southwest of Fort Atkinson near the intersection of Highway 106 and Blackhawk Island Road. This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 4 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
17.7 Floodwaters partially cover low spots on Highway 106 1 to 2 miles southwest of Fort Atkinson. A riverside walkway near South Water Street in downtown Fort Atkinson is closed. A few homes and businesses are surrounded by water at the end of Vets lane near the intersection of Highway 106 and Blackhawk Island Road about 1 mile southwest of Fort Atkinson. North Shore Road about 1 mile southwest of Fort Atkinson is closed. Floodwaters cover fields on the east side of Fort Atkinson.
17.3 Numerous roads are flooded and closed in the Fort Atkinson area, including Sinnissippi Drive, Bark River Road from Kutz Road to Rock River Road. Floodwaters surround a few homes and businesses close to the river at the end of Vets Lane near the intersection of Highway 106 and Blackhawk Island Road. North Shore Road is closed. This level is the 10 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 10 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
17 Floodwaters are in the back yards of some homes on Rogers Street on the northeast side of Fort Atkinson. These roads are flooded and closed in the Fort Atkinson area: Sinissippi Drive, Bark River Road from Kutz Road to Rock River Road. The river walkway in fort Atkinson becomes flooded and is closed.
16.89 The following roads in the Fort Atkinson area are flooded and closed: Sinissippi drive, Bark River Road from Kutz Road to Rock River Road. The river walkway in Fort Atkinson becomes flooded and is closed.
16.5 In the Fort Atkinson area, the following roads are closed: Sinnissippi Drive, Bark River Road from Kutz Road to Rock River Road, and Rock River Road from Highway 106 to the Fort Atkinson city limits. Water is in park land near the river in Fort Atkinson.
16.1 Floodwaters affect some park land and boat launches in the Fort Atkinson area. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 20 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
16 Floodwaters affect some park land in the city of Fort Atkinson.
14.5 Water overflows the lowest river banks in Fort Atkinson flooding low lying land adjacent to the river.
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(1) April 2013 Rock River flooding near Fort Atkinson
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Latitude: 42.927500° N, Longitude: 88.841944° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 16 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 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 775.09 ft 781.09 ft  

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