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Rouge River at Detroit Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 5.78 ft at 10:30PM Sep 17, 2019Highest Observation: 5.78 ft at 10:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:00PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 5.77 ft at 11:15PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:30PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 5.76 ft at 11:45PM Sep 17, 2019Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.75 ft at 12:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.74 ft at 12:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.74 ft at 1:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.73 ft at 1:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.72 ft at 1:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.72 ft at 2:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.71 ft at 2:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.7 ft at 2:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.7 ft at 3:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.69 ft at 3:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.69 ft at 4:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.68 ft at 4:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.67 ft at 5:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.67 ft at 5:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.66 ft at 5:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 6:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 6:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 6:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 6:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 7:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 8:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.66 ft at 8:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.65 ft at 9:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.64 ft at 9:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.63 ft at 10:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.63 ft at 10:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.62 ft at 10:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.61 ft at 10:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.61 ft at 11:00AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:15AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:30AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.6 ft at 11:45AM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.59 ft at 12:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 12:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 1:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 1:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 2:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 3:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 3:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 3:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 3:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 4:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 4:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 4:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 4:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 5:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 5:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 7:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 7:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 7:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 7:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 8:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 8:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 8:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 8:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.58 ft at 9:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.57 ft at 9:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.56 ft at 9:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 10:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 10:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.54 ft at 10:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.54 ft at 10:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:00PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:15PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.53 ft at 11:30PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 11:45PM Sep 18, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 12:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 12:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.51 ft at 12:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 12:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.5 ft at 1:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.49 ft at 1:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.49 ft at 1:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.49 ft at 1:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.48 ft at 2:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 2:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 2:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 2:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 3:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 3:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 4:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 5:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.43 ft at 6:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 6:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 6:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 7:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 7:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.47 ft at 8:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.46 ft at 8:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.45 ft at 9:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.44 ft at 9:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.43 ft at 9:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.42 ft at 10:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.41 ft at 10:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.41 ft at 11:00AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:15AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:30AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 11:45AM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 12:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 12:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 1:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 2:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 3:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 4:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 5:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 6:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 6:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 6:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 7:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.4 ft at 8:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.39 ft at 8:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.38 ft at 9:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.37 ft at 9:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 9:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.36 ft at 10:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 10:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 10:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 11:00PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 11:15PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 11:30PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 11:45PM Sep 19, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 12:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 1:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 2:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 3:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 3:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 4:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 4:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 5:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 6:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 6:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 6:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 7:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 7:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 7:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.35 ft at 7:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.34 ft at 8:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.32 ft at 9:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.31 ft at 9:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 9:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 10:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.28 ft at 10:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.28 ft at 10:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.27 ft at 10:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.27 ft at 11:00AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:15AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.26 ft at 11:30AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.25 ft at 11:45AM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.25 ft at 12:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.25 ft at 12:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.25 ft at 12:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.24 ft at 12:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.24 ft at 1:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.24 ft at 1:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.23 ft at 1:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 2:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 3:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 4:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 4:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 4:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 4:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 5:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 5:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 5:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.24 ft at 5:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.25 ft at 6:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.26 ft at 6:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.27 ft at 6:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.28 ft at 6:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 7:45PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:00PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:15PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:30PM Sep 20, 2019Observed: 5.29 ft at 8:45PM Sep 20, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDETM4(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (10:17PM Sep 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 5.29 ft at 8:45 PM EDT 20-Sep-2019. 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 48 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
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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
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Elevation
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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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