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Milwaukee River at Saukville Stage (ft)SAKW3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (6:00AM Mar 26, 2017)Flood Stage is 13.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Gauge readings inaccurate - awaiting repair.

NOTE: Gauge awaiting repair - automated readings are not available at this time.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Milwaukee River at Saukville. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14.5
Flood Stage: 13.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.75 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 13.65 ft on 04/12/2013
(3) 13.45 ft on 04/13/2014
(4) 12.53 ft on 03/13/2010
(5) 12.19 ft on 03/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.70 ft on 01/23/2017
(2) 11.22 ft on 09/10/2016
(3) 9.34 ft on 12/15/2015
(4) 11.71 ft on 04/10/2015
(5) 13.45 ft on 04/13/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.93 ft on 06/26/2012
(2) 6.00 ft on 08/30/2013

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16 Floodwaters affect Highway 33 and North Mill Street in Saukville. There is widespread flooding in Peninsula Park and there is some evacuation of homes on streets adjacent to the river.
14.5 Floodwaters affect parts of Peninsula Park and the back yards of homes adjacent to the river. Park Street is flooded.
13.5 Floodwaters affect Highway A a little north of Saukville. Floodwaters affect the back yards of some homes adjacent to the river.
11 There is minor overflow of the lowest riverbanks in the Saukville area resulting in minor lowland flooding.
(1) Aerial photo 1 of Milwaukee River-Saukville, WI
(2) Aerial photo 2 of Milwaukee River at Saukville, WI
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Latitude: 43.381500° N, Longitude: 87.933500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 749.86 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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Dousman, WI 53118
(262) 965-2074
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