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Weather Forecast Office Twin Cities/Chanhassen, MN
North Central River Forecast Center
River at a Glance
Weekly Chance of Exceeding Levels
Chance of Exceeding Levels During Entire Period
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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.
Forecasts for the South Fork Crow River at Delano 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:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(1) 23.25 ft on 04/14/1965
(2) 21.02 ft on 06/24/2014
(3) 20.45 ft on 04/12/1969
(4) 20.30 ft on 03/21/2010
(5) 20.00 ft on 03/28/2011
(6) 19.95 ft on 04/15/2001
(7) 19.25 ft on 04/08/1997
(8) 18.85 ft on 04/30/2001
(9) 18.75 ft on 06/25/1993
(10) 18.75 ft on 09/16/1991
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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) 4.86 ft on 10/08/2001
Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
Flood Impacts & Photos
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Water begins to flow over the dike on the west side of town.
Water may begin to flow over the bridge on Bridge Street.
Water begins to flow over the dike on the east side of the river at Second Street.
Water seeps through east bank along N River Street/CR 17.
Sanitary sewers may need plugging at this stage to prevent water from backing up into homes.
The southwest part of Delano begins to experience flooding.
Storms sewers may need plugging to prevent river water from backing up into city streets.
Water begins encroaching on Mill Avenue north of Watertown.
Minor basement flooding may begin to occur at homes closest to the river.
Carver County Road 123 between Mayer and Watertown becomes flooded.
About This Location
Latitude: 45.041944° N, Longitude: 93.789722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
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Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
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Gauge maintained by MN DNR.
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Twin Cities/Chanhassen Weather Forecast Office
1733 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317-8581
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