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Milwaukee River at Waubeka Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Highest Observation: 3.73 ft at 7:00AM Jan 15, 2018WAUW3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:30PM Jan 20, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.73 ft at 7:00 AM CST 15-Jan-2018. Flood Stage is 9.5 ft
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NOTE: Manual gauge readings are only available once a week during the winter months.

NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

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

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.35 ft on 03/23/1975
(2) 10.67 ft on 03/14/2007
(3) 10.61 ft on 06/13/2004
(4) 10.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(5) 10.42 ft on 06/13/2008
(6) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2008
(7) 8.97 ft on 05/23/2004
(8) 8.87 ft on 04/12/2013
(9) 7.86 ft on 03/12/2010
(10) 7.21 ft on 03/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.87 ft on 04/12/2013
(2) 7.21 ft on 03/23/2011
(3) 5.76 ft on 02/20/2011
(4) 6.20 ft on 07/16/2010
(5) 7.86 ft on 03/12/2010
(6) 10.42 ft on 06/13/2008
(7) 10.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(8) 6.59 ft on 04/13/2008
(9) 7.06 ft on 03/16/2008
(10) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.13 ft on 09/07/2005
(2) 2.37 ft on 06/27/2012

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10 There is widespread flooding of back yards of homes in the Waubeka area and extensive flooding downstream in Waubedonia Park.
9.5 Water approaches some homes in Waubeka and there is significant flooding downstream in Waubedonia Park. This level is about a 10 percent chance flood which means there is a 10 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
9 There is minor flooding of back yards of homes in the Waubeka area and minor flooding downstream in Waubedonia park.
8.5 There is minor flooding of back yards of homes in Waubeka and minor flooding downstream in Waubedonia Park.
(1) Aerial photo 1 of Milwaukee River-Waubeka, WI
(2) Aerial photo 2 of Milwaukee River-Waubeka, WI
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Latitude: 43.472700° N, Longitude: 87.990300° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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
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Automated readings are not available. Readings are taken from a manual gauge. Readings taken only once a week during winter months.
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Milwaukee/Sullivan Weather Forecast Office
N3533 Hardscrabble Road
Dousman, WI 53118
(262) 965-2074
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