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Kickapoo River at Readstown Stage (ft)National Weather Service - La Crosse, WIREAW3(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (6:45PM Mar 28, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.67 ft at 12:15 AM CDT 24-Mar-2023. Flood Stage is 11 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Kickapoo River at Readstown 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 8
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.17 ft on 08/29/2018
(2) 19.65 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 19.08 ft on 07/21/1951
(4) 18.82 ft on 08/20/2007
(5) 18.77 ft on 07/21/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.36 ft on 10/04/2019 (P)
(2) 12.09 ft on 09/22/2019 (P)
(3) 14.71 ft on 07/20/2019
(4) 14.27 ft on 03/16/2019
(5) 23.17 ft on 08/29/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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18 Some homes along the river may experience flooding.
17 Water goes over River Road that runs along the west side of the River, and also goes over the top of the Charles Street Bridge deck.
16.5 Water is over Charles Street on the east side of the bridge.
13 Water is up to the bottom of the Charles Street Bridge.
12 The park along the river experiences significant flooding.
10 The park along the river begins to flood.
(1) Upstream View, October 21st, 2014, Stage 4.34 ft
(2) Downstream View, October 21st, 2014, Stage 4.34 ft
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Latitude: 43.449400° N, Longitude: 90.765000° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 11 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(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 725 ft 736 ft  
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