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Sheyenne River at Valley City Stage (ft)Observed: 6.67 ft at 3:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 3:15PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 3:30PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 3:45PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 4:00PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 4:15PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 4:30PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 4:45PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 5:00PM Mar 19, 2019Highest Observation: 6.68 ft at 5:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 5:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 5:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.67 ft at 6:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 6:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.66 ft at 7:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 7:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.65 ft at 7:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.64 ft at 7:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.64 ft at 8:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.64 ft at 8:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 8:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.63 ft at 8:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 9:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.62 ft at 9:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.61 ft at 9:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 9:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.6 ft at 10:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 10:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:00PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:15PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:30PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 11:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 12:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.59 ft at 12:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.58 ft at 12:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.58 ft at 12:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.58 ft at 1:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 1:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.57 ft at 2:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 3:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 3:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 4:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 5:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 5:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 6:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 7:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 8:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 8:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 9:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 9:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 9:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 10:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 10:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 10:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 10:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 11:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.52 ft at 12:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 12:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.53 ft at 1:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.54 ft at 1:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.55 ft at 2:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.56 ft at 2:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 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6.43 ft at 9:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.43 ft at 9:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 9:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.42 ft at 10:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 10:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.41 ft at 10:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.4 ft at 10:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.4 ft at 11:00PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.4 ft at 11:15PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 11:30PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 11:45PM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 6.39 ft at 12:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 12:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 12:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 12:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.38 ft at 1:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 1:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 1:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.37 ft at 1:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 2:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 2:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.36 ft at 2:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 2:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 3:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.35 ft at 3:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 3:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 3:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.34 ft at 4:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 5:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.33 ft at 6:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 6:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 6:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 7:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 8:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 9:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 10:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 10:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 10:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 10:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:00AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.32 ft at 11:15AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.31 ft at 11:30AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.3 ft at 11:45AM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.29 ft at 12:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.28 ft at 12:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.27 ft at 12:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.26 ft at 12:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.24 ft at 1:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.21 ft at 1:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.19 ft at 1:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.16 ft at 1:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.13 ft at 2:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.1 ft at 2:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.08 ft at 2:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.04 ft at 2:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 6.01 ft at 3:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.97 ft at 3:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.94 ft at 3:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.91 ft at 3:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.87 ft at 4:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.85 ft at 4:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.82 ft at 4:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.78 ft at 4:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.59 ft at 6:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.55 ft at 6:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.52 ft at 6:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.48 ft at 6:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.33 ft at 8:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.3 ft at 8:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.28 ft at 8:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.26 ft at 8:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.24 ft at 9:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.22 ft at 9:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.2 ft at 9:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.18 ft at 9:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.17 ft at 10:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.15 ft at 10:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.14 ft at 10:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.13 ft at 10:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.11 ft at 11:00PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.1 ft at 11:15PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.09 ft at 11:30PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.08 ft at 11:45PM Mar 21, 2019Observed: 5.07 ft at 12:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.06 ft at 12:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.05 ft at 12:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.04 ft at 12:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.04 ft at 1:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.03 ft at 1:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.02 ft at 1:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5.01 ft at 1:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 5 ft at 2:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.99 ft at 2:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.98 ft at 2:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.97 ft at 3:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.96 ft at 3:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.95 ft at 4:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.94 ft at 4:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.93 ft at 5:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.92 ft at 5:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.92 ft at 6:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.91 ft at 6:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.9 ft at 6:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.89 ft at 8:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 8:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 9:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 9:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 10:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 10:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:00AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.88 ft at 11:15AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:30AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 11:45AM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.87 ft at 12:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.86 ft at 12:45PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:00PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.85 ft at 1:15PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.84 ft at 1:30PM Mar 22, 2019Observed: 4.83 ft at 1:45PM Mar 22, 2019USGS--Water Resources of the United StatesVCRN8(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (2:48PM Mar 22, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.83 ft at 1:45 PM CDT 22-Mar-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: Gauge reading may be affected by ice during freezing weather from November to April.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Sheyenne River at Valley City 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.69 ft on 04/13/2009
(2) 20.66 ft on 04/18/2011
(3) 20.00 ft on 04/01/1882
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.32 ft on 04/25/2017
(2) 8.07 ft on 06/18/2016
(3) 9.87 ft on 05/20/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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24 Top of I-94 bridge.
20.69 RECORD FLOOD. April 13, 2009.
20 Elevation of the top of the emergency dikes. Low steel in I-94 bridge.
18 Actions are taken to protect electrical distribution equipment.
17.2 The City of Valley City installs removable floodwalls in the University district.
17 MAJOR FLOOD. Levees and low spots are re-enforced.
16 MODERATE FLOOD. Storm drains are closed.
15 MINOR FLOOD. Actions are taken to protect the power plant.
14 Diking required to keep river in channel. Highway 10 in Valley City flooded.
12.5 ACTION STAGE/FLOOD SERVICE STAGE.
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Latitude: 46.915556° N, Longitude: 98.010556° 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
(gauge height = 0)
Elevation
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 1200.44 ft 1215.44 ft Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 1199.27 ft 1214.27 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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