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Mississippi River at Guttenberg Tailwater (ft)Observed: 17.02 ft at 3:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.04 ft at 4:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.1 ft at 5:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.1 ft at 6:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.13 ft at 7:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.17 ft at 8:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.21 ft at 9:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.23 ft at 10:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.29 ft at 11:00AM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.29 ft at 12:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.33 ft at 1:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.35 ft at 2:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.38 ft at 3:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.42 ft at 4:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.46 ft at 5:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.53 ft at 6:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.55 ft at 7:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.61 ft at 8:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.65 ft at 9:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.69 ft at 10:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.72 ft at 11:00PM Apr 22, 2019Observed: 17.77 ft at 12:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.81 ft at 1:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.85 ft at 2:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.88 ft at 3:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.91 ft at 4:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.95 ft at 5:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 17.99 ft at 6:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.03 ft at 7:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.08 ft at 8:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.11 ft at 9:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.12 ft at 10:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.17 ft at 11:00AM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.2 ft at 12:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.25 ft at 1:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.26 ft at 2:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.28 ft at 3:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.35 ft at 4:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.37 ft at 5:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.41 ft at 6:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.46 ft at 7:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.48 ft at 8:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.51 ft at 9:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.54 ft at 10:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.58 ft at 11:00PM Apr 23, 2019Observed: 18.61 ft at 12:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.64 ft at 1:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.68 ft at 2:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.71 ft at 3:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.74 ft at 4:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.78 ft at 5:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.8 ft at 6:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.83 ft at 7:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.86 ft at 8:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.88 ft at 9:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.91 ft at 10:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.95 ft at 11:00AM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 18.97 ft at 12:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.01 ft at 1:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.02 ft at 2:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.04 ft at 3:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.1 ft at 4:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.11 ft at 5:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.12 ft at 6:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.17 ft at 7:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.18 ft at 8:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.2 ft at 9:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.23 ft at 10:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.28 ft at 11:00PM Apr 24, 2019Observed: 19.32 ft at 12:00AM Apr 25, 2019Observed: 19.32 ft at 1:00AM Apr 25, 2019Highest Observation: 19.35 ft at 2:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 19.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 25, 2019Forecast: 19.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 25, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 25, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 26, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 26, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 26, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 26, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 27, 2019Highest Forecast: 19.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 19.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 19.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 27, 2019Forecast: 19.4 ft 1:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 19.3 ft 7:00AM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 19.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 19.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 28, 2019Forecast: 19 ft 1:00AM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 19 ft 7:00AM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 18.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 18.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 29, 2019Forecast: 18.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 18.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 30, 2019Forecast: 18.6 ft 1:00AM May 01, 2019Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00AM May 01, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 1:00PM May 01, 2019Forecast: 18.4 ft 7:00PM May 01, 2019USACE - Rivergages.comGTTI4(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (2:45AM Apr 25, 2019)ObservedForecast (issued 8:01PM Apr 24)Latest observed value: 19.35 ft at 2:00 AM CDT 25-Apr-2019. Flood Stage is 15 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 Mississippi River at Guttenberg are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.65 ft on 04/24/1965
(2) 21.68 ft on 04/21/2001
(3) 20.15 ft on 06/30/1993
(4) 19.84 ft on 04/22/1969
(5) 19.69 ft on 04/24/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.14 ft on 05/28/2017 (P)
(2) 15.22 ft on 09/29/2016
(3) 17.00 ft on 07/04/2014
(4) 19.58 ft on 04/18/2011
(5) 17.48 ft on 10/02/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.82 ft on 02/23/1964
(2) 2.83 ft on 11/07/1976
(3) 2.98 ft on 08/01/2006
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29.6 The water begins to overtop the protective levee.
24 Water begins to flow over the lock walls and the protective earthen dikes.
23.65 Water levels reach the flood of record.
21 Flooding of some residential areas occurs. Lock and Dam 10 is closed to navigation.
20 Some basements may begin to experience flooding due to seepage, with most problems occurring on the approaches to town.
19 The water is over Island Road.
18 Sewer and street flooding begins to occur in Glen Haven, Wisconsin.
15.5 The water is over Marina Road.
15 Minor lowland flooding begins to occur.
(1) Upstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft
(2) Downstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft
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Latitude: 42.785556° N, Longitude: 91.095556° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(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
Other 600 ft 615 ft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum

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