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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
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NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.
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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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
(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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: Preliminary values subject to further review.
Low Water Records
(1) 1.80 ft on 10/01/2003
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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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Red Wing wastewater treatment plant begins to experience flooding.
Prairie Island power plant begins to prepare for flooding.
Milwaukee Road railroad between Red Wing and Hastings begins flooding.
Red Wing Milling Company may experience basement flooding and begin pumping.
The city of Frontenac and Bay City begin flooding.
Lock and dam 3 may end operations.
Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to experience flooding.
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About This Location
Latitude: 44.565833° N, Longitude: 92.541111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84
Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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Twin Cities/Chanhassen Weather Forecast Office
1733 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317-8581
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