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Mississippi River at Minnesota City Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Highest Observation: 656.24 ft at 9:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.22 ft at 9:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.21 ft at 10:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.21 ft at 10:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.22 ft at 10:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.23 ft at 10:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.23 ft at 11:00AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.21 ft at 11:15AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.21 ft at 11:30AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 11:45AM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.21 ft at 12:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 12:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 12:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 12:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 1:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 1:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 1:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 1:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 2:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 2:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 2:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 2:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 3:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 3:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 3:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 3:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 4:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.2 ft at 4:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 4:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.19 ft at 4:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 5:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 5:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 5:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 5:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 6:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 6:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.18 ft at 6:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 6:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 7:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 7:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 7:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 7:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 8:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 8:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 8:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.17 ft at 8:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.16 ft at 9:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.16 ft at 9:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.16 ft at 9:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.16 ft at 9:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.15 ft at 10:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.15 ft at 10:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.02 ft at 10:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.02 ft at 10:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656.01 ft at 11:00PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656 ft at 11:15PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 656 ft at 11:30PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 11:45PM Jul 19, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:43AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 1:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 1:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 1:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 1:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 2:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 2:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 2:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 2:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 3:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 3:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 3:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 3:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 4:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 4:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 4:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 4:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 5:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 5:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 5:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 5:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 6:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 6:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 6:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 6:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 7:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 7:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 7:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 7:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 8:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 8:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 8:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 8:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 9:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 9:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 9:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 9:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 10:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 10:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 10:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 10:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 11:00AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 11:15AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 11:30AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 11:45AM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 12:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.99 ft at 12:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 12:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 12:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 1:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 1:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 1:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 1:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 2:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 2:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 2:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 2:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 3:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 3:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 3:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 3:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 4:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.97 ft at 4:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.98 ft at 4:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 4:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 5:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 5:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 5:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 5:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 6:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.96 ft at 6:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 6:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 6:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 7:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 7:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 7:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 7:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 8:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 8:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 8:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 8:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 9:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 9:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 9:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 9:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 10:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 10:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 10:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 10:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 11:00PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 11:15PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 11:30PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 11:45PM Jul 20, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 12:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 12:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 12:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.94 ft at 12:43AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 12:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 1:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 1:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 1:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 1:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 2:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 2:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 2:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 2:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 3:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 3:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 3:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 3:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 4:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 4:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 4:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.95 ft at 4:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 5:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 5:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.92 ft at 5:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 5:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 6:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 6:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 6:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 6:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.91 ft at 7:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.9 ft at 7:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.9 ft at 7:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.89 ft at 7:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.93 ft at 8:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.86 ft at 8:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.82 ft at 8:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.81 ft at 8:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.81 ft at 9:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.8 ft at 9:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.8 ft at 9:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 9:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 10:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 10:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.81 ft at 10:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.78 ft at 10:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 11:00AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.78 ft at 11:15AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.77 ft at 11:30AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 11:45AM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.79 ft at 12:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.78 ft at 12:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.78 ft at 12:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.7 ft at 12:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.7 ft at 1:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.69 ft at 1:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.67 ft at 1:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.68 ft at 1:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.68 ft at 2:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.66 ft at 2:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.68 ft at 2:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.66 ft at 2:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.65 ft at 3:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.65 ft at 3:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.65 ft at 3:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.64 ft at 3:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.63 ft at 4:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.65 ft at 4:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.65 ft at 4:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.64 ft at 4:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.67 ft at 5:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.61 ft at 5:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.63 ft at 5:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.62 ft at 5:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.63 ft at 6:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.64 ft at 6:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.61 ft at 6:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.62 ft at 6:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.61 ft at 7:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.62 ft at 7:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.63 ft at 7:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 7:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 8:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 8:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.61 ft at 8:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 8:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 9:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 9:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 9:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 9:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 10:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 10:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 10:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 10:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 11:00PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 11:15PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 11:30PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 11:45PM Jul 21, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 12:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 12:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 12:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.6 ft at 12:43AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 12:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 1:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 1:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 1:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 1:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 2:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.59 ft at 2:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 2:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 2:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 3:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 3:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 3:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 3:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.58 ft at 4:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 4:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 4:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 4:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 5:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 5:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 5:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 5:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 6:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 6:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 6:30AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 6:45AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 7:00AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.56 ft at 7:15AM Jul 22, 2018Observed: 655.57 ft at 8:00AM Jul 22, 2018Highest Forecast: 655.6 ft 1:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 655.5 ft 7:00PM Jul 22, 2018Forecast: 655.4 ft 1:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 655.3 ft 7:00AM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 655.3 ft 1:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 655.2 ft 7:00PM Jul 23, 2018Forecast: 655.1 ft 1:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 655 ft 7:00AM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 654.9 ft 1:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 654.9 ft 7:00PM Jul 24, 2018Forecast: 654.8 ft 1:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 654.7 ft 7:00AM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 654.7 ft 1:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 654.6 ft 7:00PM Jul 25, 2018Forecast: 654.5 ft 1:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 654.4 ft 7:00AM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 654.4 ft 1:00PM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 654.3 ft 7:00PM Jul 26, 2018Forecast: 654.2 ft 1:00AM Jul 27, 2018Forecast: 654.2 ft 7:00AM Jul 27, 2018Forecast: 654.1 ft 1:00PM Jul 27, 2018Forecast: 654 ft 7:00PM Jul 27, 2018Forecast: 654 ft 1:00AM Jul 28, 2018Forecast: 653.9 ft 7:00AM Jul 28, 2018USACE - Rivergages.comMSCM5(plotting HTIRZ) Graph Created (9:15AM Jul 22, 2018)ObservedForecast (issued 10:37AM Jul 21)Latest observed value: 655.57 ft at 8:00 AM CDT 22-Jul-2018. Flood Stage is 660 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 Minnesota City 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: 665
Moderate Flood Stage: 662
Flood Stage: 660
Action Stage: 657
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 667.85 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 665.70 ft on 04/16/2001
(3) 665.45 ft on 04/11/1997
(4) 665.10 ft on 04/18/1969
(5) 663.84 ft on 04/19/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 660.96 ft on 07/01/2014
(2) 661.80 ft on 04/15/2011
(3) 659.33 ft on 09/29/2010
(4) 658.88 ft on 05/17/2003
(5) 665.70 ft on 04/16/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 645.46 ft on 07/23/1936
(2) 647.77 ft on 02/24/1944
(3) 649.32 ft on 12/16/1938
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670 Water begins to flow over portions of the protective earthen dike.
667.85 Water levels reach the flood of record.
665 Lock gates and walls at Dam 5 go under water.
664.5 Lock and dam 5 is closed to navigation.
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(1) Upstream view at Minnesota City, September 11th, 2012
(2) Downstream view at Minnesota City, September 11th, 2012
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Latitude: 44.160000° N, Longitude: 91.812222° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 648.65 ft 660 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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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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