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Elm River near Westport Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 7.38 ft at 7:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.38 ft at 7:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.39 ft at 7:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.38 ft at 7:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 8:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 8:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.36 ft at 8:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 8:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 9:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 9:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 9:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 9:45AM May 14, 2022Highest Observation: 7.4 ft at 10:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.36 ft at 10:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.39 ft at 10:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.35 ft at 10:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.36 ft at 11:00AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.38 ft at 11:15AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.37 ft at 11:30AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.35 ft at 11:45AM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.35 ft at 12:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.35 ft at 12:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.32 ft at 12:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.33 ft at 12:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 1:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 1:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 1:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.3 ft at 1:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.35 ft at 2:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 2:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.3 ft at 2:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 2:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.31 ft at 3:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.27 ft at 3:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.28 ft at 3:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.28 ft at 3:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.27 ft at 4:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.27 ft at 4:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 4:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 4:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 5:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.25 ft at 5:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 5:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.28 ft at 5:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.27 ft at 6:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 6:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.25 ft at 6:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.23 ft at 7:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 7:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 7:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.23 ft at 8:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 8:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 8:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.25 ft at 8:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.26 ft at 9:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.25 ft at 9:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.23 ft at 9:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.24 ft at 9:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 10:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 10:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:00PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 11:15PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 11:30PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 11:45PM May 14, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 12:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 12:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 1:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 1:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 1:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 1:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 2:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 2:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.22 ft at 2:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.21 ft at 3:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 3:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 3:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 3:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.2 ft at 4:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 4:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 5:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 5:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 6:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 6:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 6:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 6:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 7:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 7:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 7:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 7:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.19 ft at 8:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 8:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 8:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 9:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.18 ft at 9:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 9:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.16 ft at 9:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 10:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 10:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.16 ft at 10:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:00AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.15 ft at 11:15AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.17 ft at 11:30AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.16 ft at 11:45AM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 12:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.13 ft at 12:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 12:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 12:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.15 ft at 1:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.12 ft at 1:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.13 ft at 2:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.14 ft at 2:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.13 ft at 3:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.11 ft at 3:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.12 ft at 3:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.1 ft at 3:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.11 ft at 4:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.11 ft at 4:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.1 ft at 4:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.1 ft at 4:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.1 ft at 5:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.09 ft at 5:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.09 ft at 6:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.08 ft at 6:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.07 ft at 6:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.07 ft at 6:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.06 ft at 7:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.04 ft at 7:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.05 ft at 7:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.05 ft at 7:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.05 ft at 8:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.04 ft at 8:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.04 ft at 8:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.03 ft at 8:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.03 ft at 9:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.03 ft at 9:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.02 ft at 9:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.02 ft at 9:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.01 ft at 10:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7 ft at 10:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7.02 ft at 10:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7 ft at 10:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.99 ft at 11:00PM May 15, 2022Observed: 7 ft at 11:15PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.99 ft at 11:30PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.99 ft at 11:45PM May 15, 2022Observed: 6.99 ft at 12:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 12:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 12:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 1:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 1:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 1:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 1:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.98 ft at 2:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 2:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 3:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.97 ft at 3:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 3:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.96 ft at 4:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 4:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.95 ft at 5:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 5:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 5:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 6:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 6:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 6:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 6:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 7:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 7:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 7:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 7:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.9 ft at 8:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.89 ft at 8:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.88 ft at 8:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 9:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 9:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 9:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 9:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 10:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 10:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.86 ft at 10:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.87 ft at 11:00AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 11:15AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 11:30AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 11:45AM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.84 ft at 12:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.85 ft at 12:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 12:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 1:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 1:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 1:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 2:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 2:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.82 ft at 3:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 3:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 3:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.83 ft at 3:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.81 ft at 4:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 4:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 5:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 5:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.8 ft at 6:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 6:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.79 ft at 6:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 6:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.77 ft at 7:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.78 ft at 7:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 8:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.76 ft at 9:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 9:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 9:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 9:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 10:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.75 ft at 10:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 10:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 10:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 11:00PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 11:15PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 11:30PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 11:45PM May 16, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 12:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 12:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 12:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 12:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 1:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 1:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 1:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 1:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 2:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.7 ft at 2:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.72 ft at 3:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.74 ft at 3:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.73 ft at 3:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 3:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.71 ft at 4:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 4:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.68 ft at 4:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 5:00AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.69 ft at 5:15AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.68 ft at 5:30AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 5:45AM May 17, 2022Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:00AM May 17, 2022USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWESS2(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:45AM May 17, 2022)ObservedLatest observed value: 6.67 ft at 6:00 AM CDT 17-May-2022. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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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 Elm River near Westport 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: 19
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.63 ft on 03/25/2009
(2) 22.11 ft on 04/10/1969
(3) 21.56 ft on 03/30/1997
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.45 ft on 07/27/2020
(2) 20.80 ft on 04/04/2019
(3) 13.20 ft on 04/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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22.5 The bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Westport will be overtopped
22 Large portions of Westport will have water 2 to 3 feet deep
21 The bridge on Brown County Road 10a is overtopped
20.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge 2 miles south and 1 mile east of Westport. The bridge east of Westport will be overtopped
19 The community of Westport begins to flood
18.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge east of Westport
17.5 Water reaches the bottom of the bridge north of Westport
16 Several gravel roads along the river begin to flood
14.5 The bridge northwest of Kruse Dam will be overtopped
14 The county road east of Westport becomes impassable
12.5 The water will reach the bottom of the bridge north of Kruse Dam
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Latitude: 45.656111° N, Longitude: 98.496667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

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
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Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 1310.30 1324.30 Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available 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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