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Mississippi River at La Crescent Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 634.22 ft at 9:30PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 9:45PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 10:00PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 10:15PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 10:30PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 10:45PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 11:00PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 11:15PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 11:30PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 11:45PM Apr 09, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 12:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 12:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 12:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 12:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 1:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.22 ft at 1:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 1:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 1:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 2:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 2:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.23 ft at 2:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.24 ft at 2:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.24 ft at 3:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.24 ft at 3:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.24 ft at 3:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.24 ft at 3:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 4:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 4:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 4:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 4:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 5:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 5:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 5:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 5:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 6:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 6:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 6:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 6:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.27 ft at 7:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 7:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.25 ft at 7:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.27 ft at 7:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.29 ft at 8:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.29 ft at 8:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.28 ft at 8:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.28 ft at 8:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.28 ft at 9:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.31 ft at 9:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.38 ft at 9:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.41 ft at 9:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.43 ft at 10:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.4 ft at 10:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.41 ft at 10:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.43 ft at 10:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.39 ft at 11:00AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.46 ft at 11:15AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.47 ft at 11:30AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.48 ft at 11:45AM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 12:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 12:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 12:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.49 ft at 12:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.49 ft at 1:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.49 ft at 1:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.48 ft at 1:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.48 ft at 1:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.41 ft at 2:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.46 ft at 2:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.46 ft at 2:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 2:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 3:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 3:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 3:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 3:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 4:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.5 ft at 4:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 4:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 4:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 5:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 5:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 5:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 5:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 6:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.52 ft at 6:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 6:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 6:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 7:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 7:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 7:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 7:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 8:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 8:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.54 ft at 8:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 8:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.53 ft at 9:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.59 ft at 9:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.61 ft at 9:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.63 ft at 9:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.63 ft at 10:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.62 ft at 10:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.63 ft at 10:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.64 ft at 10:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.64 ft at 11:00PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.64 ft at 11:15PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.64 ft at 11:30PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.65 ft at 11:45PM Apr 10, 2021Observed: 634.65 ft at 12:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.65 ft at 12:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.65 ft at 12:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.65 ft at 12:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 1:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 1:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 1:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 1:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 2:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 2:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 2:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 2:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 3:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 3:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 3:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 3:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 4:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 4:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 4:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 4:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 5:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 5:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 5:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 5:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 6:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 6:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 6:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 6:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.66 ft at 7:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 7:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 7:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 7:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 8:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.68 ft at 8:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.7 ft at 8:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.75 ft at 8:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.77 ft at 9:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.78 ft at 9:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.78 ft at 9:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.78 ft at 9:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.79 ft at 10:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.8 ft at 10:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.8 ft at 10:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 10:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 11:00AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 11:15AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 11:30AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 11:45AM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.81 ft at 12:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.82 ft at 12:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.82 ft at 12:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.82 ft at 12:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.83 ft at 1:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 1:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.82 ft at 1:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.83 ft at 1:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 2:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 2:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 2:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 2:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 3:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 3:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 3:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 3:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 4:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 4:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 4:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 4:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 5:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 5:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 5:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 5:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 6:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.78 ft at 6:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 6:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.8 ft at 6:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 7:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 7:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 7:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.84 ft at 7:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 8:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 8:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 8:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 8:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 9:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 9:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 9:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 9:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 10:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 10:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 10:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 10:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 11:00PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 11:15PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 11:30PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.86 ft at 11:45PM Apr 11, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 12:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 12:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 12:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 12:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 1:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 1:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 1:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 1:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 2:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 2:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 2:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 2:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 3:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 3:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 3:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 3:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 4:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 4:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 4:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.91 ft at 4:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 5:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.87 ft at 5:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 5:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 5:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.9 ft at 6:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 6:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.9 ft at 6:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.89 ft at 6:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.88 ft at 7:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.9 ft at 7:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.89 ft at 7:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.91 ft at 7:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.9 ft at 8:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.9 ft at 8:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.91 ft at 8:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.95 ft at 8:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.96 ft at 9:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.96 ft at 9:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.97 ft at 9:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.97 ft at 9:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.98 ft at 10:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.99 ft at 10:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.97 ft at 10:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 10:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635 ft at 11:00AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635 ft at 11:15AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635 ft at 11:30AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 11:45AM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.03 ft at 12:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.96 ft at 12:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.98 ft at 12:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.98 ft at 12:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 1:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 1:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635 ft at 1:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 1:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.04 ft at 2:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.95 ft at 2:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.03 ft at 2:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.96 ft at 2:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 634.96 ft at 3:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.04 ft at 3:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.02 ft at 3:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.04 ft at 3:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.04 ft at 4:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.15 ft at 4:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.14 ft at 4:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.14 ft at 4:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.15 ft at 5:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 5:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.09 ft at 5:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.15 ft at 5:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 6:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 6:15PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 6:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.18 ft at 6:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.18 ft at 7:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.18 ft at 7:15PM Apr 12, 2021Highest Observation: 635.2 ft at 7:30PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 7:45PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 8:00PM Apr 12, 2021Observed: 635.16 ft at 8:15PM Apr 12, 2021Forecast: 635.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 13, 2021Forecast: 635.2 ft 7:00AM Apr 13, 2021Forecast: 635.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 13, 2021Forecast: 635.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 13, 2021Forecast: 635.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 14, 2021Forecast: 635.6 ft 7:00AM Apr 14, 2021Forecast: 635.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 14, 2021Forecast: 635.7 ft 7:00PM Apr 14, 2021Forecast: 635.8 ft 1:00AM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 635.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 635.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 636 ft 7:00PM Apr 15, 2021Forecast: 636.1 ft 1:00AM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 636.1 ft 7:00AM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 636.2 ft 1:00PM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 636.3 ft 7:00PM Apr 16, 2021Forecast: 636.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 636.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 636.4 ft 1:00PM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 636.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 17, 2021Forecast: 636.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 18, 2021Forecast: 636.5 ft 7:00AM Apr 18, 2021Forecast: 636.6 ft 1:00PM Apr 18, 2021Forecast: 636.6 ft 7:00PM Apr 18, 2021Forecast: 636.6 ft 1:00AM Apr 19, 2021Highest Forecast: 636.7 ft 7:00AM Apr 19, 2021USACE - Rivergages.comLCRM5(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (9:15PM Apr 12, 2021)ObservedForecast (issued 10:10AM Apr 12)Latest observed value: 635.16 ft at 8:15 PM CDT 12-Apr-2021. Flood Stage is 641 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 La Crescent 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: 645
Moderate Flood Stage: 643
Flood Stage: 641
Action Stage: 638
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 647.38 ft on 04/21/1965
(2) 645.20 ft on 04/18/2001
(3) 644.87 ft on 04/20/1969
(4) 644.30 ft on 04/20/1952
(5) 643.85 ft on 04/19/1951
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 641.62 ft on 06/01/2019
(2) 643.00 ft on 04/23/2019
(3) 642.07 ft on 07/01/2014
(4) 642.88 ft on 04/14/2011
(5) 641.92 ft on 09/27/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 625.25 ft on 07/31/1936
(2) 628.60 ft on 01/01/1937
(3) 629.51 ft on 10/04/1947
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649 Water begins to flow over the protective earthen levees.
647.48 Water levels reach the flood of record.
647 Water begins to flow over the lock gates and walls.
646.5 Lock and dam 7 goes out of operation.
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(1) Upstream view at La Crescent, October 20th, 2011
(2) Downstream view at La Crescent, October 20th, 2011
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Latitude: 43.865833° N, Longitude: 91.310000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 629.5 ft 641 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 629.5)
Elevation
(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 Not Available Not Available U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum.
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