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Pipestone Creek below Pipestone Stage (ft)Highest Observation: 1599.99 ft at 8:45PM Mar 19, 2019Observed: 1598.41 ft at 5:45AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1598.32 ft at 6:00AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1598.15 ft at 6:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1598.02 ft at 6:30AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1599.62 ft at 7:15AM Mar 20, 2019Observed: 1598.37 ft at 7:30AM Mar 20, 2019Minnesota DNRPSTM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (8:03AM Mar 20, 2019)ObservedLatest observed value: 1598.37 ft at 7:30 AM CDT 20-Mar-2019. Flood Stage is 1595 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Pipestone Creek below Pipestone. During times of high water, forecast crest information can be found in the text products.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 1598
Moderate Flood Stage: 1596
Flood Stage: 1595
Action Stage: 1594
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 1,595.40 ft on 09/21/2018
(2) 1,593.70 ft on 10/04/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 1,595.40 ft on 09/21/2018
(2) 1,593.70 ft on 10/04/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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1598 CR 20 begins to flood, and there is major flooding of crop and pasture land.
1596 Wdiespread flooding of pasture lands begins.
1595 The ditches fill and pasture lands start to flood.
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Latitude: 43.987055° N, Longitude: 96.428250° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1595 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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NAVD88 Not Available Not Available Survey grade GPS equipment, FEMA flood plain maps, newer USGS topographic maps
NGVD 29 Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, NGVD29 benchmarks
MSL Not Available Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
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