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Sauk River at St. Cloud Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 3.63 ft at 2:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 2:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 3:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 3:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 3:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 4:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 4:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 5:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 5:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 6:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 6:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 7:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 7:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 8:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 9:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 9:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 10:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 10:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 11:00PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 11:15PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.6 ft at 11:30PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 11:45PM Dec 05, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 12:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 12:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 12:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 12:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 1:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 1:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 1:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 1:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 2:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 2:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.61 ft at 2:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 2:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.62 ft at 3:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 3:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 4:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 4:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.63 ft at 5:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 5:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.65 ft at 6:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.64 ft at 6:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 7:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.65 ft at 7:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.67 ft at 7:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.65 ft at 7:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 8:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.66 ft at 8:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.68 ft at 8:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.67 ft at 8:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 9:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.68 ft at 9:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.68 ft at 10:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 10:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 10:30AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 10:45AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:00AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 11:15AM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 12:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.71 ft at 12:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 1:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 1:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.7 ft at 1:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 1:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 2:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 2:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 2:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 3:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 3:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 3:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 4:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 4:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 4:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 4:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 5:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 5:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 5:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 5:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 6:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 6:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 6:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 7:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 7:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 7:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 7:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.73 ft at 8:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 8:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 9:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.72 ft at 9:30PM Dec 06, 2016Highest Observation: 3.76 ft at 9:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:00PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 10:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 10:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:00PM Dec 06, 2016Highest Observation: 3.76 ft at 11:15PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 11:30PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 11:45PM Dec 06, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 12:00AM Dec 07, 2016Highest Observation: 3.76 ft at 12:15AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 12:30AM Dec 07, 2016Highest Observation: 3.76 ft at 12:45AM Dec 07, 2016Highest Observation: 3.76 ft at 1:00AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.75 ft at 1:15AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:30AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 1:45AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.74 ft at 2:00AM Dec 07, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 8:30AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 8:45AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.09 ft at 9:00AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:15AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.1 ft at 9:30AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.11 ft at 9:45AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.12 ft at 10:00AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.12 ft at 10:15AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.13 ft at 10:30AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.14 ft at 10:45AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.14 ft at 11:00AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.15 ft at 11:15AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.16 ft at 11:30AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.18 ft at 11:45AM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.19 ft at 12:00PM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.21 ft at 12:15PM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.22 ft at 12:30PM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.24 ft at 12:45PM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.25 ft at 1:00PM Dec 10, 2016Observed: 3.27 ft at 1:15PM Dec 10, 2016USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesSTCM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:15PM Dec 10, 2016)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.27 ft at 1:15 PM CST 10-Dec-2016. Flood Stage is 6 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts for the Sauk River at St. Cloud 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: 9
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 10.68 ft on 04/13/1965
(2) 8.72 ft on 04/06/1997
(3) 8.19 ft on 03/27/2009
(4) 8.08 ft on 04/14/2001
(5) 7.96 ft on 04/11/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.00 ft on 06/05/2014
(2) 5.40 ft on 07/01/2013 (P)
(3) 6.60 ft on 07/20/2011
(4) 6.14 ft on 04/11/2011 (P)
(5) 6.85 ft on 03/18/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.05 ft on 11/25/1936
(2) 0.15 ft on 07/12/1988
(3) 0.30 ft on 06/24/1988
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6 Very low roadways may be impacted from Richmond to St. Cloud; water reaching foundations of a few homes.
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(1) Looking Upstream
(2) Looking Upstream 2
(3) Looking Across River
(4) Looking Downriver
(5) Looking Downriver 2
(6) Looking Downriver 3
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Latitude: 45.559722° N, Longitude: 94.233333° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 6 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 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1034.63 ft 1040.63 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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