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Minnesota River at Granite Falls Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 883.45 ft at 10:00AM Feb 25, 2015Highest Observation: 883.46 ft at 10:15AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 10:30AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 10:45AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 11:00AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 11:15AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 11:30AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 11:45AM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 12:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 12:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 12:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 12:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 1:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 1:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 1:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 1:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 4:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 4:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 4:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 4:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.43 ft at 5:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 5:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.43 ft at 5:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.42 ft at 5:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.42 ft at 6:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 6:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 6:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 6:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 7:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 7:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 7:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 7:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 8:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 8:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 8:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 8:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.39 ft at 9:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 9:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.39 ft at 9:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 9:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 10:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 10:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 11:00PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 11:15PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 11:30PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 11:45PM Feb 25, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 12:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 12:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 12:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 12:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 1:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 1:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 1:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 1:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 2:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 2:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 2:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 2:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 3:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 3:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 3:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 3:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 4:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 4:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 4:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 4:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 5:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 5:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 5:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 5:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 6:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 6:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 6:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 6:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 8:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 8:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 8:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 8:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 9:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 9:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 9:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 9:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 10:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 11:00AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 11:15AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.39 ft at 11:30AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.39 ft at 11:45AM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 12:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 12:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 12:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.42 ft at 12:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.42 ft at 1:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.43 ft at 1:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.43 ft at 1:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 1:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 2:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.45 ft at 3:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 3:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.44 ft at 3:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.43 ft at 4:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.42 ft at 4:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 4:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.41 ft at 4:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.4 ft at 5:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.39 ft at 5:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 5:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 5:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 6:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 6:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.33 ft at 6:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 6:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.28 ft at 7:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 8:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 9:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 9:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 9:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 9:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 10:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 10:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 10:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 10:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 11:00PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 11:15PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 11:30PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 11:45PM Feb 26, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 12:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 12:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 12:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 12:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 1:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 1:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 1:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 1:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 2:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 2:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 2:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 2:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 3:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 3:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 3:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 3:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 4:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 4:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 4:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 4:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 5:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 5:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 5:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 5:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 6:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 6:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 6:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 6:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 7:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 8:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.28 ft at 8:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.28 ft at 9:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.29 ft at 9:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.29 ft at 9:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 9:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 10:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.31 ft at 10:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.32 ft at 10:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.33 ft at 11:00AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 11:15AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 11:30AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 11:45AM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 12:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 12:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 12:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 12:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 1:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 1:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.38 ft at 1:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 1:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 2:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 2:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 2:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 2:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 3:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.37 ft at 3:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 3:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 3:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.36 ft at 4:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 4:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 4:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.33 ft at 4:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.32 ft at 5:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.31 ft at 5:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.31 ft at 5:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 5:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.28 ft at 6:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 6:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 6:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 6:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.23 ft at 7:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 7:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 7:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.21 ft at 7:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.21 ft at 8:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.2 ft at 8:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.21 ft at 8:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.2 ft at 8:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.19 ft at 9:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.19 ft at 9:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.18 ft at 9:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 9:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.16 ft at 10:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.16 ft at 10:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.16 ft at 10:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.16 ft at 10:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.16 ft at 11:00PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 11:15PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.18 ft at 11:30PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 11:45PM Feb 27, 2015Observed: 883.18 ft at 12:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 12:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 12:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.17 ft at 12:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.18 ft at 1:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.19 ft at 1:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.2 ft at 1:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.21 ft at 1:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 2:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 2:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.22 ft at 2:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.24 ft at 2:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 3:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 3:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.25 ft at 3:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 3:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 4:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.26 ft at 4:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.27 ft at 4:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.28 ft at 4:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.29 ft at 5:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.29 ft at 5:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 5:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.3 ft at 5:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.31 ft at 6:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.31 ft at 6:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.32 ft at 6:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.33 ft at 6:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.33 ft at 7:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:15AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:30AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 7:45AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.34 ft at 8:00AM Feb 28, 2015Observed: 883.35 ft at 8:15AM Feb 28, 2015GTEM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:45AM Feb 28, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 883.35 ft at 8:15 AM CST 28-Feb-2015. Flood Stage is 888.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
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NOTE: Gauge reading may be affected by ice.

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: Forecasts for the Minnesota River at Granite Falls 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: 896.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 893.5
Flood Stage: 888.5
Action Stage: 886.5
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 899.84 ft on 04/07/1997
(2) 896.54 ft on 04/12/1969
(3) 895.84 ft on 04/15/2001
(4) 894.64 ft on 04/10/1952
(5) 894.24 ft on 06/25/1919
(6) 893.55 ft on 04/07/2011
(7) 893.12 ft on 03/23/2010
(8) 892.64 ft on 04/14/1965
(9) 892.44 ft on 04/11/1951
(10) 892.14 ft on 04/27/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 888.12 ft on 06/25/2014
(2) 885.97 ft on 06/22/2012
(3) 888.89 ft on 07/02/2011
(4) 893.55 ft on 04/07/2011
(5) 893.12 ft on 03/23/2010
(6) 891.24 ft on 03/30/2009
(7) 891.24 ft on 03/30/2009
(8) 892.14 ft on 04/27/2001
(9) 895.84 ft on 04/15/2001
(10) 899.84 ft on 04/07/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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899.5 Flood waters begin to impact the Low Steel Bridge on Highway 212. NAVD88
893 Flood waters begin to affect 11th Ave west of Granite Falls...which impacts Bootlegger's Supper Club. NAVD88
892 Flood waters cause Highway 67...southeast of town to close. NAVD88
891.6 Flood waters begin to flow into the natural diversion that starts upstream of Granite Falls...and flows around the western and southern sections of the city. NAVD88
891.5 Flood waters begin to affect Highway 67 southeast of town. NAVD88
889.5 Flood waters begin to top the controlling bank at Highway 212. NAVD88
888.5 Flood waters begin to encroach the alley way along the river at the foot bridge. NAVD88
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(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge
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Latitude: 44.805556° N, Longitude: 95.543889° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 888.5 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 0.0 888.54 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 0.0 888.5 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

Current/Historical Observations:

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River level elevation converted from NGVD29 to NAVD88 vertical datum reference on 11/29/2012, Flood Stages Crest history, Impacts were raised by 0.54 ft. Gauge Maintained by USGS
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