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Wisconsin River above Rhinelander Pool (ft)Observed: 1555.45 ft at 7:00AM May 24, 2024Highest Observation: 1555.49 ft at 7:00AM May 26, 2024Observed: 1555.45 ft at 7:00AM May 27, 2024RHIW3(plotting HPIRZ) Graph Created (5:35AM May 28, 2024)ObservedLatest observed value: 1555.45 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 27-May-2024. Flood Stage is 1559 ft
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NOTE: Graphical forecasts are not available for the Wisconsin River above Rhinelander. 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: 1561
Moderate Flood Stage: 1560
Flood Stage: 1559
Action Stage: 1558
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

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1561 Structures and homes may be surrounded by several feet of water along Ash and Norway Streets.
1560 Some piers may be underwater in Boom Lake...up to a foot of water is surrounding structures downstream of the Rhinelander Dam.
1559 Floodwaters are approaching structures downstream of the Rhinelander Dam.
1558 Lowland flooding is occurring.
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Latitude: 45.641667° N, Longitude: 89.421667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 1559 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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