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Trempealeau River at Independence Stage (ft)Observed: 2.74 ft at 10:44PM Mar 22, 2023Observed: 2.9 ft at 6:49AM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 3:09PM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 2.76 ft at 6:49PM Mar 23, 2023Observed: 2.96 ft at 3:54AM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 3 ft at 6:49AM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 2.8 ft at 2:44PM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:49PM Mar 24, 2023Observed: 2.98 ft at 2:24AM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 3.02 ft at 6:49AM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 2.82 ft at 6:04PM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:49PM Mar 25, 2023Observed: 3.06 ft at 12:49AM Mar 26, 2023Highest Observation: 3.12 ft at 6:49AM Mar 26, 2023Observed: 2.92 ft at 3:49PM Mar 26, 2023Observed: 2.86 ft at 6:49PM Mar 26, 2023Observed: 2.98 ft at 6:49AM Mar 27, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 1:14PM Mar 27, 2023Observed: 2.7 ft at 6:44PM Mar 27, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 6:49AM Mar 28, 2023Observed: 2.98 ft at 9:54AM Mar 28, 2023Observed: 2.78 ft at 10:54AM Mar 28, 2023Observed: 2.58 ft at 1:04PM Mar 28, 2023Observed: 2.62 ft at 6:49PM Mar 28, 2023Observed: 2.66 ft at 6:49AM Mar 29, 2023Observed: 2.3 ft at 6:49PM Mar 30, 2023Trempealeau County Emergency ManagementIDPW3(plotting HGIRR) Graph Created (9:45PM Mar 30, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 2.3 ft at 6:49 PM CDT 30-Mar-2023.
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Latitude: 44.349400° N, Longitude: 91.419400° W, Horizontal Datum: Unknown

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