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Rouge River at Detroit Stage (ft)Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 6:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 7:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 8:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 8:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 9:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 9:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.97 ft at 10:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.98 ft at 10:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 4.99 ft at 10:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5 ft at 10:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5.01 ft at 11:00PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5.03 ft at 11:15PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5.06 ft at 11:30PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5.07 ft at 11:45PM Aug 12, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 12:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 12:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 1:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.1 ft at 1:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 2:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.14 ft at 2:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 2:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.19 ft at 2:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.25 ft at 3:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 3:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 3:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 4:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.36 ft at 4:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 4:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 4:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.45 ft at 5:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.49 ft at 5:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.52 ft at 5:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.6 ft at 6:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.68 ft at 6:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.72 ft at 6:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.75 ft at 7:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.79 ft at 7:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.82 ft at 7:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.86 ft at 7:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.89 ft at 8:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.91 ft at 8:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.93 ft at 8:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.95 ft at 8:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.97 ft at 9:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.98 ft at 9:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.99 ft at 9:30AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 9:45AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 10:00AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 10:15AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 10:30AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 10:45AM Aug 13, 2018Highest Observation: 6 ft at 11:00AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.99 ft at 11:15AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.99 ft at 11:30AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.98 ft at 11:45AM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.97 ft at 12:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.95 ft at 12:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.94 ft at 12:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.93 ft at 12:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.91 ft at 1:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.89 ft at 1:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.87 ft at 1:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.85 ft at 1:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.84 ft at 2:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.83 ft at 2:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.83 ft at 2:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.81 ft at 2:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.79 ft at 3:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.78 ft at 3:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.75 ft at 3:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.73 ft at 3:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.72 ft at 4:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.66 ft at 4:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.64 ft at 4:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.61 ft at 5:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.59 ft at 5:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.57 ft at 5:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.53 ft at 6:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.49 ft at 6:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.47 ft at 6:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.44 ft at 7:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.42 ft at 7:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.41 ft at 7:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.39 ft at 7:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.37 ft at 8:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.35 ft at 8:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.32 ft at 8:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.29 ft at 9:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.27 ft at 9:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.26 ft at 10:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.25 ft at 10:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.23 ft at 10:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.23 ft at 10:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.21 ft at 11:00PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.2 ft at 11:15PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.19 ft at 11:30PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.18 ft at 11:45PM Aug 13, 2018Observed: 5.17 ft at 12:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.16 ft at 12:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.15 ft at 12:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.14 ft at 12:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.13 ft at 1:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.12 ft at 1:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.11 ft at 1:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.1 ft at 2:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 2:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 2:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 3:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 3:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.09 ft at 4:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.08 ft at 5:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.07 ft at 5:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.06 ft at 5:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.05 ft at 5:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.03 ft at 6:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.02 ft at 6:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5.01 ft at 6:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 5 ft at 6:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.99 ft at 7:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.98 ft at 7:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.97 ft at 7:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.97 ft at 8:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.96 ft at 8:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 8:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.95 ft at 9:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.94 ft at 9:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 9:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.93 ft at 10:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.92 ft at 10:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 10:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.91 ft at 11:00AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:15AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:30AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.9 ft at 11:45AM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 12:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 1:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 2:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 2:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 2:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 3:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 4:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 4:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 5:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 6:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 7:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 8:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 8:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 9:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 9:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 9:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 9:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 10:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.89 ft at 10:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:00PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:15PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:30PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.86 ft at 11:45PM Aug 14, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.85 ft at 12:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.84 ft at 2:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 2:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 3:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.83 ft at 3:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 3:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 4:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 5:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 6:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 7:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.82 ft at 8:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 8:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 8:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.81 ft at 8:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 9:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 10:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 10:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 11:00AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 11:15AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 11:30AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 11:45AM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 12:00PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 12:15PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 12:30PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.76 ft at 12:45PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 1:00PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 1:15PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 1:30PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 1:45PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:00PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:15PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:30PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.8 ft at 2:45PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.79 ft at 3:00PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:15PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.78 ft at 3:30PM Aug 15, 2018Observed: 4.77 ft at 3:45PM Aug 15, 2018USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDETM4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (5:02PM Aug 15, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.77 ft at 3:45 PM EDT 15-Aug-2018. Flood Stage is 15 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 Rouge River at Detroit 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: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): 0

Historic Crests
(1) 21.40 ft on 06/26/1968
(2) 20.23 ft on 05/26/2011
(3) 19.92 ft on 10/01/1981
(4) 17.72 ft on 06/22/1989
(5) 17.54 ft on 05/13/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.54 ft on 05/13/2018
(2) 16.09 ft on 04/16/2018
(3) 17.24 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 15.41 ft on 09/30/2016
(5) 16.44 ft on 06/01/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.00 ft on 08/01/1964

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21 Fenkell ave floods to a depth of 3 feet and some businesses along fenkell, where it crosses the upper rouge, flood. Evacuation of several residents is likely with many basements flooding in livonia
18 Flooding begins on fenkell ave, middlebelt rd, several side streets and residential areas in redford township and livonia
15 Flooding begins in some park areas, the river rouge municipal golf course, and a few homes. Most flood damage occurs on the upper rouge river with minor flooding occurring on the main branch
14 The river reaches bankfull
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Latitude: 42.372222° N, Longitude: 83.255556° 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)
Elevation
(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 29 584 ft 599 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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