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Mississippi River at Red Wing Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 4.66 ft at 6:30AM Jul 28, 2014Observed: 4.5 ft at 7:00AM Jul 29, 2014Observed: 4.36 ft at 6:30AM Jul 30, 2014Highest Forecast: 4.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 30, 2014Forecast: 4.2 ft 1:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 4.1 ft 7:00AM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 4.1 ft 1:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 7:00PM Jul 31, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 1:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 7:00AM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 4 ft 1:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00PM Aug 01, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00AM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 1:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.9 ft 7:00PM Aug 02, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00AM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 7:00PM Aug 03, 2014Forecast: 3.8 ft 1:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00AM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00PM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00PM Aug 04, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 1:00AM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.7 ft 7:00AM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 1:00PM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 7:00PM Aug 05, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 1:00AM Aug 06, 2014Forecast: 3.6 ft 7:00AM Aug 06, 2014REDM5(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:00AM Jul 30, 2014)ObservedForecast (issued 7:47AM Jul 30)Latest observed value: 4.36 ft at 6:30 AM CDT 30-Jul-2014. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Red Wing are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Upstream Gauge - at Red Wing Lock and Dam #3 - Tailwater Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Lake City
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:16
Moderate Flood Stage:15
Flood Stage:14
Action Stage:12

Historical Crests
(1) 20.70 ft on 04/18/1965
(2) 18.80 ft on 04/17/1969
(3) 18.20 ft on 04/28/2001
(4) 18.10 ft on 04/17/2001
(5) 17.18 ft on 04/12/1997
(6) 17.00 ft on 04/18/1952
(7) 16.40 ft on 04/17/1951
(8) 15.30 ft on 06/28/1993
(9) 14.91 ft on 05/01/1975
(10) 14.90 ft on 04/07/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 10/01/2003
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19.7 Red Wing wastewater treatment plant begins to experience flooding.
18.5 Prairie Island power plant begins to prepare for flooding.
17 Milwaukee Road railroad between Red Wing and Hastings begins flooding.
16 Red Wing Milling Company may experience basement flooding and begin pumping.
15 The city of Frontenac and Bay City begin flooding.
14.3 Lock and dam 3 may end operations.
14 Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to experience flooding.
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(3) Looking Downriver
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Latitude: 44.565833° N, Longitude: 92.541111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
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Elevation information source
NAVD88 664.73 678.73 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 664.65 678.65 Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 665.13 ft 679.13 ft  
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