Forecasts for the Shell Rock River at Shell Rock are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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The approach to the Cherry Street bridge floods.
Many residences flood.
Water nears the top of an arch beneath the Cherry Street bridge.
Flooding occurs in Shell Rock primarily in residential yards.
East Washington street is closed.
Part of South Lake Street is closed.
Seepage occurs in several basements close to the river.
Water affects South Prairie Street.
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage:
Moderate Flood Stage:
Historical Crests (1) 20.36 ft on 06/10/2008 (2) 17.70 ft on 01/01/1856 (3) 16.73 ft on 07/22/1999 (4) 16.26 ft on 03/28/1961 (5) 15.87 ft on 05/23/2004 (6) 15.49 ft on 06/30/1969 (7) 15.21 ft on 04/01/1993 (8) 15.09 ft on 04/07/1965 (9) 15.01 ft on 08/24/1979 (10) 14.85 ft on 06/27/1969 Show More Historical Crests
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