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Mississippi River below Lock and Dam 5a - Winona Tailwater (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 649.26 ft at 3:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.25 ft at 4:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.26 ft at 4:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.26 ft at 4:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.26 ft at 4:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.27 ft at 5:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.27 ft at 5:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.28 ft at 5:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.29 ft at 5:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.29 ft at 6:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.28 ft at 6:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 6:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.29 ft at 6:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.29 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 7:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 7:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 7:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 8:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.3 ft at 8:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.31 ft at 8:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.32 ft at 8:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.32 ft at 9:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.33 ft at 9:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.32 ft at 9:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.33 ft at 9:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.33 ft at 10:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.38 ft at 10:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.43 ft at 10:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.44 ft at 10:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.51 ft at 11:00AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.54 ft at 11:15AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.58 ft at 11:30AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.58 ft at 11:45AM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.57 ft at 12:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.58 ft at 12:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.58 ft at 12:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 12:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.58 ft at 1:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 1:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 1:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 1:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 2:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.6 ft at 2:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.59 ft at 2:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.6 ft at 2:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.6 ft at 3:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.6 ft at 3:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.6 ft at 3:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.61 ft at 3:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.61 ft at 4:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.61 ft at 4:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.61 ft at 4:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 4:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 5:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 5:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 5:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 5:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 6:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 6:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.61 ft at 6:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 6:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 7:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 7:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 7:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 7:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 8:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 8:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 8:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 8:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.62 ft at 9:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.63 ft at 9:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.66 ft at 9:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.65 ft at 9:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.65 ft at 10:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.66 ft at 10:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.67 ft at 10:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.66 ft at 10:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.68 ft at 11:00PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.68 ft at 11:15PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.67 ft at 11:30PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.68 ft at 11:45PM May 24, 2024Observed: 649.69 ft at 12:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.69 ft at 12:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.71 ft at 12:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.7 ft at 12:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.72 ft at 1:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.72 ft at 1:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.72 ft at 1:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.73 ft at 1:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.74 ft at 2:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.75 ft at 2:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.75 ft at 2:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.75 ft at 2:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.77 ft at 3:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.77 ft at 3:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.77 ft at 3:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.78 ft at 3:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.77 ft at 4:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.78 ft at 4:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.79 ft at 4:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.79 ft at 4:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.8 ft at 5:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.8 ft at 5:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.8 ft at 5:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.8 ft at 5:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.82 ft at 6:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.81 ft at 6:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.82 ft at 6:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.83 ft at 6:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.83 ft at 7:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.84 ft at 7:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.84 ft at 7:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.85 ft at 7:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.84 ft at 8:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.85 ft at 8:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.85 ft at 8:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.84 ft at 8:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.86 ft at 9:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.86 ft at 9:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.87 ft at 9:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.88 ft at 9:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.88 ft at 10:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.89 ft at 10:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.9 ft at 10:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.91 ft at 10:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.92 ft at 11:00AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.91 ft at 11:15AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.93 ft at 11:30AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.94 ft at 11:45AM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.95 ft at 12:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.95 ft at 12:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.96 ft at 12:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.96 ft at 12:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.97 ft at 1:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.97 ft at 1:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.98 ft at 1:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 649.99 ft at 1:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650 ft at 2:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650 ft at 2:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650 ft at 2:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.01 ft at 2:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.01 ft at 3:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.03 ft at 3:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.04 ft at 3:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.03 ft at 3:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.08 ft at 4:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.04 ft at 4:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.04 ft at 4:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.05 ft at 4:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.06 ft at 5:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.05 ft at 5:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.06 ft at 5:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.06 ft at 5:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.07 ft at 6:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.08 ft at 6:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.1 ft at 6:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.11 ft at 6:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.11 ft at 7:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 7:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.03 ft at 7:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.12 ft at 7:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.11 ft at 8:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.09 ft at 8:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.13 ft at 8:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.13 ft at 8:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.13 ft at 9:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.12 ft at 9:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.13 ft at 9:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.13 ft at 9:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.14 ft at 10:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.14 ft at 10:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.14 ft at 10:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.14 ft at 10:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.14 ft at 11:00PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 11:15PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 11:30PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 11:45PM May 25, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 12:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.15 ft at 12:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.16 ft at 12:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.16 ft at 12:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.16 ft at 1:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.17 ft at 1:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.18 ft at 1:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.18 ft at 1:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.18 ft at 2:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.18 ft at 2:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.2 ft at 2:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.18 ft at 2:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.19 ft at 3:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.19 ft at 3:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.2 ft at 3:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.2 ft at 3:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.21 ft at 4:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.21 ft at 4:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.19 ft at 4:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 4:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.21 ft at 5:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 5:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 5:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 5:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.23 ft at 6:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 6:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.22 ft at 6:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.23 ft at 6:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.23 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.23 ft at 7:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.25 ft at 7:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.24 ft at 7:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.25 ft at 8:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.26 ft at 8:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 8:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 8:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 9:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 9:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 9:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 9:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 10:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 10:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.28 ft at 10:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.27 ft at 10:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.28 ft at 11:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.28 ft at 11:15AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.28 ft at 11:30AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.29 ft at 11:45AM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.28 ft at 12:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.3 ft at 12:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.3 ft at 12:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.3 ft at 12:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.31 ft at 1:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.3 ft at 1:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.3 ft at 1:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 1:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.31 ft at 2:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 2:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 2:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.31 ft at 2:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.33 ft at 3:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 3:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 3:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.33 ft at 3:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.32 ft at 4:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.33 ft at 4:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.33 ft at 4:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.34 ft at 4:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.34 ft at 5:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.35 ft at 5:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.36 ft at 5:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.37 ft at 5:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.38 ft at 6:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.38 ft at 6:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.39 ft at 6:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.4 ft at 6:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.41 ft at 7:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.42 ft at 7:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.43 ft at 7:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.44 ft at 7:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.45 ft at 8:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.45 ft at 8:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.46 ft at 8:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.47 ft at 8:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.48 ft at 9:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.49 ft at 9:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.5 ft at 9:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.51 ft at 9:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.51 ft at 10:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.5 ft at 10:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.52 ft at 10:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.52 ft at 10:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.52 ft at 11:00PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.53 ft at 11:15PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.54 ft at 11:30PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.55 ft at 11:45PM May 26, 2024Observed: 650.56 ft at 12:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.56 ft at 12:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.56 ft at 12:30AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.56 ft at 12:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.57 ft at 1:00AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.56 ft at 1:15AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.57 ft at 1:30AM May 27, 2024Highest Observation: 650.58 ft at 1:45AM May 27, 2024Observed: 650.57 ft at 2:00AM May 27, 2024Highest Observation: 650.58 ft at 2:15AM May 27, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00AM May 27, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00PM May 27, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00PM May 27, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00AM May 28, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00AM May 28, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00PM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 650.6 ft 7:00PM May 28, 2024Highest Forecast: 650.6 ft 1:00AM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 650.6 ft 7:00AM May 29, 2024Highest Forecast: 650.6 ft 1:00PM May 29, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00PM May 29, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00AM May 30, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00AM May 30, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00PM May 30, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00PM May 30, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 1:00AM May 31, 2024Forecast: 650.5 ft 7:00AM May 31, 2024Forecast: 650.4 ft 1:00PM May 31, 2024Forecast: 650.4 ft 7:00PM May 31, 2024Forecast: 650.4 ft 1:00AM Jun 01, 2024Forecast: 650.4 ft 7:00AM Jun 01, 2024Forecast: 650.4 ft 1:00PM Jun 01, 2024Forecast: 650.3 ft 7:00PM Jun 01, 2024Forecast: 650.3 ft 1:00AM Jun 02, 2024Forecast: 650.3 ft 7:00AM Jun 02, 2024Forecast: 650.2 ft 1:00PM Jun 02, 2024Forecast: 650.2 ft 7:00PM Jun 02, 2024USACE - Building StrongWIDM5(plotting HTIRG) Graph Created (3:30AM May 27, 2024)ObservedForecast (issued 8:51PM May 26)Latest observed value: 650.58 ft at 2:15 AM CDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 655 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 below Lock and Dam 5a - Winona are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Vertical Datum is the USACE 1912 datum

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Upstream Gauge - below Lock and Dam 5 - Minnesota City Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Winona - Pool 6
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 661
Moderate Flood Stage: 659
Flood Stage: 655
Action Stage: 650
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 663.35 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 661.95 ft on 04/17/2001
(3) 661.60 ft on 04/11/1997
(4) 661.37 ft on 04/19/1969
(5) 660.51 ft on 04/26/2023 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 660.51 ft on 04/26/2023 (P)
(2) 656.55 ft on 05/25/2019
(3) 658.75 ft on 04/03/2019
(4) 657.00 ft on 07/02/2014
(5) 658.17 ft on 04/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 639.65 ft on 08/17/1936
(2) 642.96 ft on 01/27/1944
(3) 643.95 ft on 12/13/1980
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664 Water reaches the top of the protective earthen levee.
663.35 Water levels reach the flood of record.
663 Lock walls go underwater.
660 Lock and dam 5A closes to navigation.
651 Water begins to impact campsites along river upstream at Merrick State Park.
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(1) Downstream view at Winona Dam 5A, September 11th, 2012
(2) Downstream view at Winona Dam 5A, September 11th, 2012
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Latitude: 44.086500° N, Longitude: 91.668500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 655 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 0.0 ft 655 ft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers utilizes the 1912 Datum

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