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Kickapoo River at Gays Mills Stage (ft)GMIW3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:45AM May 19, 2024)Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
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 Kickapoo River at Gays Mills 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.31 ft on 08/29/2018
(2) 20.44 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 19.80 ft on 07/02/1978
(4) 19.79 ft on 08/20/2007
(5) 18.10 ft on 09/23/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.00 ft on 06/26/2021 (P)
(2) 13.33 ft on 09/23/2019 (P)
(3) 13.55 ft on 09/13/2019 (P)
(4) 15.61 ft on 07/21/2019
(5) 15.54 ft on 03/17/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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17 Water can be expected in the town of Gays Mills with depth possibly reaching two feet in places.
15 Moderate flooding is possible in and around Gays Mills.
13 Water begins to cover roads near the river, including Sand Hill Road near Bell Center. Minor flooding occurs in areas adjacent to the river, including Robb Park in Gays Mills.
(1) Upstream view at Gays Mills, October 21st, 2014, Stage = 6.99 ft
(2) Downstream view at Gays Mills, October 21st, 2014, Stage = 6.99 ft
(3) Upstream view of flooding at Gays Mills, August 23rd, 2007
(4) Downstream view of flooding at Gays Mills, August 23, 2007
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Latitude: 43.319200° N, Longitude: 90.851400° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(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 29 685 ft 698 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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