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Buffalo River (MN) near Dilworth Stage (ft)Forecast: 19.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 07, 2020Forecast: 19.7 ft 1:00AM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 19.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 19.9 ft 1:00PM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 19.9 ft 7:00PM Apr 08, 2020Forecast: 20 ft 1:00AM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 20 ft 7:00AM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 20.1 ft 1:00PM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 20.2 ft 7:00PM Apr 09, 2020Forecast: 20.3 ft 1:00AM Apr 10, 2020Forecast: 20.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 20.5 ft 1:00PM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 20.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 10, 2020Highest Forecast: 20.5 ft 1:00AM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 20.4 ft 7:00AM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 20.3 ft 1:00PM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 20.1 ft 7:00PM Apr 11, 2020Forecast: 20 ft 1:00AM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 19.8 ft 7:00AM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 19.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 19.4 ft 7:00PM Apr 12, 2020Forecast: 19.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 13, 2020Forecast: 19 ft 7:00AM Apr 13, 2020Forecast: 18.7 ft 1:00PM Apr 13, 2020Forecast: 18.5 ft 7:00PM Apr 13, 2020Forecast: 18.2 ft 1:00AM Apr 14, 2020Forecast: 17.9 ft 7:00AM Apr 14, 2020USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesDILM5(plotting HGIR2) Graph Created (4:04PM Apr 7, 2020)ObservedForecast (issued 7:59AM Apr 7)Latest observed value: 20.76 ft at 12:45 PM CDT 2-Apr-2020. Flood Stage is 13 ft
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 20
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.10 ft on 07/02/1975
(2) 27.02 ft on 04/06/1997
(3) 25.86 ft on 03/25/2009
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.92 ft on 10/19/2019 (P)
(2) 23.08 ft on 04/03/2019 (P)
(3) 10.72 ft on 04/17/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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25 US Highway 10 east of Glyndon is flooded. Extensive flooding to agricultural areas.
22 The approach road on the north side of the bridge begins to flood.
17 Some agricultural flooding begins.
15.8 Road west of gage begins to flood.
15 Gage not accessible above 15 feet.
14.9 Bottom of steel bridge causes upstream road to flood.
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Latitude: 46.961111° N, Longitude: 96.661111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 878.31 ft 890.31 ft Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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