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ALERT: December 5th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.



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Wisconsin River at Castle Rock Dam Total Discharge (kcfs)Observed: 4.93 kcfs at 9:10PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 4.93 kcfs at 10:10PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 4.55 kcfs at 11:10PM Dec 08, 2018Observed: 4.52 kcfs at 12:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.63 kcfs at 1:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.3 kcfs at 2:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.42 kcfs at 3:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.42 kcfs at 4:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.4 kcfs at 5:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.42 kcfs at 6:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.45 kcfs at 7:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.37 kcfs at 8:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 9:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.35 kcfs at 10:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.35 kcfs at 11:10AM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.34 kcfs at 12:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 1:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 2:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.32 kcfs at 3:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 4:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.32 kcfs at 5:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 6:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.32 kcfs at 7:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.34 kcfs at 8:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.35 kcfs at 9:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 3.31 kcfs at 10:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.43 kcfs at 11:10PM Dec 09, 2018Observed: 2.41 kcfs at 12:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.42 kcfs at 1:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.4 kcfs at 2:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.41 kcfs at 3:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.37 kcfs at 4:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.43 kcfs at 5:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.42 kcfs at 6:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 2.41 kcfs at 7:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.3 kcfs at 8:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.28 kcfs at 9:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.28 kcfs at 10:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.28 kcfs at 11:10AM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.34 kcfs at 12:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.26 kcfs at 1:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.3 kcfs at 2:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.3 kcfs at 3:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.24 kcfs at 4:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.3 kcfs at 5:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.35 kcfs at 6:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.36 kcfs at 7:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 8:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 9:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.33 kcfs at 10:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.57 kcfs at 11:10PM Dec 10, 2018Observed: 3.62 kcfs at 12:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.63 kcfs at 1:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.6 kcfs at 2:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.61 kcfs at 3:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.62 kcfs at 4:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.61 kcfs at 5:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 3.62 kcfs at 6:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.91 kcfs at 7:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.84 kcfs at 8:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.88 kcfs at 9:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.87 kcfs at 10:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.89 kcfs at 11:10AM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.88 kcfs at 12:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.9 kcfs at 1:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.91 kcfs at 2:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.93 kcfs at 3:10PM Dec 11, 2018Highest Observation: 4.94 kcfs at 4:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.61 kcfs at 5:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.6 kcfs at 6:10PM Dec 11, 2018Observed: 4.6 kcfs at 7:10PM Dec 11, 2018Wisconsin Public ServiceCROW3(plotting QTIRP) Graph Created (8:15PM Dec 11, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.6 kcfs at 7:10 PM CST 11-Dec-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 48 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.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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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.
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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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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS flow Not Available Not Available 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 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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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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The National Weather Service prepares its forecasts and other services in collaboration with agencies like the US Geological Survey, US Bureau of Reclamation, US Army Corps of Engineers, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Park Service, ALERT Users Group, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and many state and local emergency managers across the country. For details, please click here.
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La Crosse Weather Forecast Office
N2788 County Rd FA
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-7294
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