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Willow Creek (ND) near Willow City Stage (ft)Flow (kcfs)Observed: 1436.34 ft at 4:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 4:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 4:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 5:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 5:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 5:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 5:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 6:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 6:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 6:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 6:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 7:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 7:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 7:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 7:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 8:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 8:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 8:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 9:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 9:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 9:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 9:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 10:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 10:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 10:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 10:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 11:00AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 11:15AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 11:30AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 11:45AM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 12:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 12:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.3 ft at 12:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.3 ft at 12:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 1:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 1:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 1:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 1:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 2:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 2:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 2:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 2:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 3:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 3:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 3:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 3:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 4:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 4:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 4:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 4:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 5:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 5:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 5:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 5:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 6:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 6:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 6:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 6:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 7:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 7:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 7:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 7:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 8:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 8:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 8:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 8:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 9:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 9:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 9:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 9:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 10:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 10:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 10:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 10:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 11:00PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 11:15PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 11:30PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 11:45PM Feb 29, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 12:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 12:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 12:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 12:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 1:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 1:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 1:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 1:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 2:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 2:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 2:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 2:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 3:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 3:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 3:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 3:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 4:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 4:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 4:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 4:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 5:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 5:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 5:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 5:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 6:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 6:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 6:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 6:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 7:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 7:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 7:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 7:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 8:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 8:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 8:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 9:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 9:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 9:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 9:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.3 ft at 10:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 10:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 10:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 10:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 11:00AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 11:15AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 11:30AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.16 ft at 11:45AM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 12:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.13 ft at 12:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 12:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.19 ft at 12:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 1:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.17 ft at 1:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.2 ft at 1:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 1:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 2:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 2:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 2:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 2:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 3:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 3:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 3:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 3:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 4:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 4:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 4:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 4:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 5:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 5:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 5:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 5:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 6:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 6:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 6:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 6:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 7:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 7:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 7:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 7:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 8:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 8:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 8:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 8:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 9:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 9:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 9:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 9:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 10:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 10:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 10:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 10:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 11:00PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 11:15PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.31 ft at 11:30PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 11:45PM Mar 01, 2024Observed: 1436.31 ft at 12:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 12:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 12:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 12:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 1:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 1:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 1:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 1:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 2:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 2:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 2:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 2:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 3:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 3:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 3:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 3:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 4:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 4:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 4:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 4:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 5:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 5:15AM Mar 02, 2024Highest Observation: 1436.42 ft at 5:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.41 ft at 5:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 6:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 6:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 6:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.4 ft at 6:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 7:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 7:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 7:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 7:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 8:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.39 ft at 8:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 9:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.31 ft at 9:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 9:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 9:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 10:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 10:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 10:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 10:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 11:00AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 11:15AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 11:30AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 11:45AM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.25 ft at 12:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 12:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 12:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 12:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.18 ft at 1:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.2 ft at 1:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.2 ft at 1:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 1:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.19 ft at 2:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.19 ft at 2:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 2:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.18 ft at 2:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.19 ft at 3:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 3:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.2 ft at 3:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.21 ft at 3:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.19 ft at 4:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.22 ft at 4:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.24 ft at 4:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.23 ft at 4:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.26 ft at 5:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.27 ft at 5:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.28 ft at 5:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.3 ft at 5:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.31 ft at 6:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 6:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 6:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.29 ft at 6:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.3 ft at 7:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 7:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 7:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 7:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 8:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 8:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 8:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 9:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 9:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 9:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 9:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 10:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 10:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.34 ft at 10:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 10:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 11:00PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 11:15PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 11:30PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 11:45PM Mar 02, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 12:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.32 ft at 12:15AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 12:30AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 12:45AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 1:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.38 ft at 1:15AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 1:30AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 1:45AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.36 ft at 2:00AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 2:15AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.33 ft at 2:30AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.35 ft at 2:45AM Mar 03, 2024Observed: 1436.37 ft at 3:00AM Mar 03, 2024USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesWLCN8(plotting HGIR3) Graph Created (4:00AM Mar 3, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 1436.37 ft at 3:00 AM CST 3-Mar-2024. Flood Stage is 1442 ft
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NOTE: River Forecasts typically include ONLY 2 days of future rain from forecast issuance time (lower right of graph). Occasionally 3 days of future rain included.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Willow Creek (ND) near Willow City 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: 1448
Moderate Flood Stage: 1446
Flood Stage: 1442
Action Stage: 1441
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,448.59 ft on 04/12/1969
(2) 1,447.93 ft on 04/23/1979
(3) 1,447.77 ft on 04/04/1976
(4) 1,447.73 ft on 04/17/1974
(5) 1,447.60 ft on 04/14/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,439.36 ft on 06/13/2021
(2) 1,441.12 ft on 10/30/2019
(3) 1,441.22 ft on 04/12/2019
(4) 1,438.80 ft on 04/20/2018
(5) 1,446.79 ft on 04/01/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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1447 County roads are closed with 3 houses cut off per Emergency Manager.
1442.7 Overflow occurs on left bank.
1441.2 Water begins backing up into ravines and gets to top of road by gage.
1440.5 Creek out of banks in low spots north and west of gage. Water level just below top of culverts.
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(1) Willow Creek near Willow City-Upstream View
(2) Willow Creek near Willow City-Downstream View
(3) USGS gage house
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Latitude: 48.588889° N, Longitude: 100.441667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD27

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1442 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available 1442.0 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 USGS elevation data.

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