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Shiawassee River at Chesaning Stage (ft)BLIM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (5:33PM Apr 19, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 679.43 ft at 8:00 AM EDT 12-Apr-2024. Flood Stage is 683 ft
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NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Shiawassee River at Chesaning. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.30 ft on 03/23/1926
(2) 15.10 ft on 03/28/1916
(3) 15.00 ft on 10/01/1981
(4) 14.61 ft on 09/06/1985
(5) 14.60 ft on 02/03/1968
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 12.15 ft on 01/05/1993
(2) 12.02 ft on 04/25/1991
(3) 12.23 ft on 11/29/1990
(4) 12.06 ft on 10/30/1990
(5) 14.61 ft on 09/06/1985
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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17.3 The record flood of march 23, 1926 is reached
17 Flooding will begin in the city of chesaning
16 Water reaches the base of the library
15 Flood stage is reached. The city park in chesaning begins to flood and another park about one mile downstream also begins to flood
13 The river reaches bankfull and some overflow begins
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Latitude: 43.183333° N, Longitude: 84.115278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 15 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 604.4 ft 619.4 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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