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River Raisin at Blissfield Stage (ft)BLIM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (8:03PM Nov 28, 2023)Flood Stage is 683 ft
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NOTE: Stage measured manually and reported by river observer. No automated gauge on-site.

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 River Raisin at Blissfield 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: 687
Moderate Flood Stage: 685
Flood Stage: 683
Action Stage: 681
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 687.10 ft on 02/20/1981
(2) 685.90 ft on 06/29/2015
(3) 685.62 ft on 12/01/2011
(4) 685.40 ft on 03/12/2009
(5) 685.10 ft on 02/08/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 683.10 ft on 03/01/2023 (P)
(2) 683.96 ft on 05/20/2020 (P)
(3) 683.46 ft on 01/13/2020
(4) 683.80 ft on 05/03/2019
(5) 684.19 ft on 02/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 674.35 ft on 07/24/2007

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687.5 River Street floods.
687.1 The flood of record set on February 20, 1981 is reached.
687 Homes and businesses located near the river and on the west side of the village are inudated, forcing evacuation of many residents.
685.6 Water begins to hit the bottom of the U.S. 223 bridge, and will dam up on the upstream side if the river continues to rise.
683 Ellis Park begins to flood.
682 The river reaches bankfull.
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Latitude: 41.833333° N, Longitude: 83.866667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 683 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 29 667 ft 1350 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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