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Minnesota River at Henderson Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 719.81 ft at 3:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.85 ft at 4:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.88 ft at 4:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.88 ft at 4:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.89 ft at 4:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.91 ft at 5:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.93 ft at 5:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.95 ft at 5:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.95 ft at 5:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.95 ft at 6:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.98 ft at 6:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.97 ft at 6:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.01 ft at 6:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720 ft at 7:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 719.97 ft at 7:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.01 ft at 7:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.02 ft at 7:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.04 ft at 8:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.05 ft at 8:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.06 ft at 8:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.08 ft at 8:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.08 ft at 9:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.1 ft at 9:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.1 ft at 9:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.11 ft at 9:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.12 ft at 10:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.12 ft at 10:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.14 ft at 10:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.15 ft at 10:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.14 ft at 11:00PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.16 ft at 11:15PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.16 ft at 11:30PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.18 ft at 11:45PM May 19, 2015Observed: 720.19 ft at 12:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.19 ft at 12:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.2 ft at 12:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.22 ft at 12:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.23 ft at 1:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.24 ft at 1:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.25 ft at 1:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.26 ft at 1:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.26 ft at 2:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.29 ft at 2:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.28 ft at 2:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.29 ft at 2:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.3 ft at 3:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.31 ft at 3:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.33 ft at 3:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.35 ft at 3:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.36 ft at 4:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.37 ft at 4:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.37 ft at 4:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.38 ft at 4:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.4 ft at 5:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.41 ft at 5:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.43 ft at 5:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.44 ft at 5:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.45 ft at 6:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.49 ft at 6:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.49 ft at 6:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.51 ft at 6:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.51 ft at 7:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.53 ft at 7:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.54 ft at 7:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.56 ft at 7:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.58 ft at 8:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.59 ft at 8:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.61 ft at 8:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.63 ft at 8:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.62 ft at 9:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.63 ft at 9:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.65 ft at 9:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.69 ft at 9:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.71 ft at 10:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.73 ft at 10:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.74 ft at 10:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.75 ft at 10:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.77 ft at 11:00AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.77 ft at 11:15AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.79 ft at 11:30AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.8 ft at 11:45AM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.82 ft at 12:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.84 ft at 12:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.84 ft at 12:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.85 ft at 12:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.86 ft at 1:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.9 ft at 1:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.88 ft at 1:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.89 ft at 1:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.91 ft at 2:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.91 ft at 2:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.93 ft at 2:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.94 ft at 2:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.94 ft at 3:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.95 ft at 3:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.98 ft at 3:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.98 ft at 3:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 720.97 ft at 4:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.01 ft at 4:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721 ft at 4:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.02 ft at 4:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721 ft at 5:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.02 ft at 5:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.03 ft at 5:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.03 ft at 5:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.03 ft at 6:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.04 ft at 6:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.05 ft at 6:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.06 ft at 6:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.04 ft at 7:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.07 ft at 7:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.07 ft at 7:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.07 ft at 7:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.07 ft at 8:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.08 ft at 8:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.09 ft at 8:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.09 ft at 8:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.09 ft at 9:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.09 ft at 9:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.09 ft at 9:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.1 ft at 9:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.1 ft at 10:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.11 ft at 10:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.11 ft at 10:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.11 ft at 10:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.11 ft at 11:00PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.13 ft at 11:15PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.12 ft at 11:30PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.13 ft at 11:45PM May 20, 2015Observed: 721.13 ft at 12:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.13 ft at 12:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 12:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 12:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 1:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.15 ft at 1:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 1:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.15 ft at 1:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 2:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.15 ft at 2:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.14 ft at 2:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.15 ft at 2:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.16 ft at 3:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.15 ft at 3:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.16 ft at 3:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.16 ft at 3:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.17 ft at 4:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.16 ft at 4:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.18 ft at 4:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.18 ft at 4:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.17 ft at 5:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.17 ft at 5:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.2 ft at 5:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.19 ft at 5:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.19 ft at 6:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.2 ft at 6:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.19 ft at 6:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.2 ft at 6:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.21 ft at 7:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.23 ft at 7:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.22 ft at 7:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.24 ft at 7:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.23 ft at 8:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.25 ft at 8:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.24 ft at 8:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.23 ft at 8:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.25 ft at 9:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.26 ft at 9:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.26 ft at 9:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.27 ft at 9:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.29 ft at 10:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.29 ft at 10:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 10:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 10:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 11:00AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 11:15AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 11:30AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.33 ft at 11:45AM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.28 ft at 12:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.31 ft at 12:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.33 ft at 12:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.33 ft at 12:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.33 ft at 1:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.33 ft at 1:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.32 ft at 1:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.35 ft at 1:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.35 ft at 2:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.35 ft at 2:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.36 ft at 2:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.34 ft at 2:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.35 ft at 3:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.39 ft at 3:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.36 ft at 3:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.37 ft at 3:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.41 ft at 4:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.39 ft at 4:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.4 ft at 4:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.39 ft at 4:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.43 ft at 5:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.41 ft at 5:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.43 ft at 5:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.4 ft at 5:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.43 ft at 6:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.42 ft at 6:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.43 ft at 6:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.45 ft at 6:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.45 ft at 7:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.43 ft at 7:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.45 ft at 7:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.47 ft at 7:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.47 ft at 8:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.47 ft at 8:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.46 ft at 8:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 8:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.47 ft at 9:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.47 ft at 9:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 9:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 9:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.49 ft at 10:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 10:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.49 ft at 10:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 10:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.49 ft at 11:00PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.48 ft at 11:15PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 11:30PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 11:45PM May 21, 2015Observed: 721.49 ft at 12:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 12:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 12:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.51 ft at 12:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.51 ft at 1:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 1:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 1:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.51 ft at 1:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.51 ft at 2:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.51 ft at 2:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 2:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.5 ft at 2:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 3:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 3:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 3:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 3:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 4:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.52 ft at 4:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 4:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 4:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 5:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 5:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 5:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 5:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 6:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 6:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.53 ft at 6:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 6:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 7:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 7:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 7:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 7:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 8:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 8:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.54 ft at 8:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 8:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 9:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 9:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 9:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.56 ft at 9:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 10:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.56 ft at 10:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 10:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.56 ft at 10:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.56 ft at 11:00AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.56 ft at 11:15AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.55 ft at 11:30AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.57 ft at 11:45AM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.58 ft at 12:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.58 ft at 12:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.57 ft at 12:30PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.57 ft at 12:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.57 ft at 1:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.58 ft at 1:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.59 ft at 1:30PM May 22, 2015Highest Observation: 721.6 ft at 1:45PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.59 ft at 2:00PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.58 ft at 2:15PM May 22, 2015Observed: 721.59 ft at 2:30PM May 22, 2015MN DNR Division of Ecological and Water ResourcesHENM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (3:30PM May 22, 2015)ObservedLatest observed value: 721.59 ft at 2:30 PM CDT 22-May-2015. Flood Stage is 732 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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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: Forecasts for the Minnesota River at Henderson 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: 739.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 736
Flood Stage: 732
Action Stage: 727
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 740.08 ft on 09/28/2010
(2) 739.65 ft on 06/24/2014
(3) 739.65 ft on 04/11/1965
(4) 739.50 ft on 06/23/1993
(5) 739.20 ft on 04/18/2001
(6) 738.50 ft on 04/28/2001
(7) 738.17 ft on 04/10/1969
(8) 737.90 ft on 04/11/1997
(9) 737.66 ft on 03/27/2011
(10) 737.59 ft on 03/22/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 739.65 ft on 06/24/2014
(2) 732.01 ft on 06/29/2013
(3) 728.80 ft on 05/30/2012
(4) 727.30 ft on 05/09/2012
(5) 737.66 ft on 03/27/2011
(6) 740.08 ft on 09/28/2010
(7) 732.67 ft on 07/02/2010
(8) 737.59 ft on 03/22/2010
(9) 730.05 ft on 05/17/2005
(10) 732.70 ft on 06/19/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 701.00 ft on 01/01/1950
(2) 713.29 ft on 11/16/2001
(3) 713.36 ft on 10/11/2000
(4) 714.40 ft on 09/25/1998
(5) 714.60 ft on 10/16/1996
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737 Highway 99 east of St Peter is closed (estimated levels for spring flooding)
736.8 Highway 22 east of St Peter closed (estimated levels for spring flooding)
734 The floodwall gates are closed.
733.7 Highway 93 may be closed due to high water south of Henderson and North of US 169.
733 Water begins encroaching on Highway 93 south of Henderson and north of US 169.
732.5 Water begins encroaching on highway 19 east of Henderson.
732 Water begins impacting residences and agricultural buildings north and south of Henderson.
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(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Gage Bridge
(4) Ice Jam on February 3, 2006
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Latitude: 44.529444° N, Longitude: 93.900556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 700 ft 732 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 700)
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 29 700.0 732 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  

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