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Wisconsin River at Castle Rock Dam Total Discharge (kcfs)Observed: 2.23 kcfs at 6:51AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.22 kcfs at 7:10AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.41 kcfs at 8:10AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 2.89 kcfs at 9:10AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.01 kcfs at 10:10AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.13 kcfs at 11:10AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.19 kcfs at 12:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.47 kcfs at 1:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.47 kcfs at 2:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 3.6 kcfs at 3:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.31 kcfs at 4:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.23 kcfs at 5:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.28 kcfs at 6:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.28 kcfs at 7:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.28 kcfs at 8:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 9:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 10:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.27 kcfs at 11:10PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 4.27 kcfs at 12:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 1:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.24 kcfs at 2:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 3:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 4:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 5:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 6:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 7:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 8:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 9:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 10:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.24 kcfs at 11:10AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.24 kcfs at 12:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.55 kcfs at 1:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.55 kcfs at 2:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.74 kcfs at 3:10PM Jul 21, 2018Highest Observation: 4.75 kcfs at 4:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.48 kcfs at 5:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.51 kcfs at 6:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.52 kcfs at 7:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.49 kcfs at 8:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.49 kcfs at 9:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.48 kcfs at 10:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.25 kcfs at 11:10PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 4.26 kcfs at 12:10AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 4.28 kcfs at 1:10AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 3.42 kcfs at 2:10AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 3.43 kcfs at 3:10AM Jul 22, 2018Wisconsin Public ServiceCROW3(plotting QTIRP) Graph Created (3:45AM Jul 22, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 3.43 kcfs at 3:10 AM CDT 22-Jul-2018. Flood Flow is 30 kcfs
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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 Wisconsin River at Castle Rock Dam are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in KCFS)
Major Flood Flow: 45
Moderate Flood Flow: 37.5
Flood Flow: 30
Action Flow: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 54,763 cfs on 09/25/2010
(2) 45,647 cfs on 04/12/2011

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 45,647 cfs on 04/12/2011
(2) 54,763 cfs on 09/25/2010

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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40000 Several roads are closed downstream of the dam.
30000 Localized flooding occurs near Highway Z downstream of the dam.
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(1) Upstream view at Castle Rock Dam, August 9th, 2011
(2) Downstream view at Castle Rock Dam, August 9th, 2011
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Latitude: 43.865833° N, Longitude: 89.954722° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS flow Not Available Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
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(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available 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
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Target elevation of the lake pool is 882 ft. Above this level, the dam will release extra water through the gates. For Lake Pool elevation, please visit the Wisconsin Public Service website.
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La Crosse Weather Forecast Office
N2788 County Rd FA
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-7294
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