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Web Portal Changes: The Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service (AHPS) hosted at will be replaced by the National Water Prediction Service (NWPS), with a target of March 2024. Existing AHPS content and features will be preserved and expanded within NWPS.

Experimental National Water Center Products: Flood Inundation Mapping services are now available for 10% of the U.S. population. Please visit for more information. The National Hydrologic Discussion, Area Hydrologic Discussion, Flood Hazard Outlook, and real-time geospatial services depicting River Forecast Center and National Water Model forecasts, continue to be accessible via the URL above, as described in the StoryMap here.

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Embarras River (IL) at Newton Stage (ft)Observed: 4.04 ft at 7:00AM Sep 21, 2023Highest Observation: 4.08 ft at 7:00AM Sep 22, 2023Observed: 3.99 ft at 7:00AM Sep 23, 2023Observed: 3.98 ft at 7:00AM Sep 24, 2023Observed: 3.9 ft at 7:00AM Sep 25, 2023Highest Observation: 4.08 ft at 7:00AM Sep 26, 2023Observed: 4 ft at 7:00AM Sep 27, 2023NTNI2(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (7:37PM Sep 27, 2023)ObservedLatest observed value: 4 ft at 7:00 AM CDT 27-Sep-2023.
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Gauge readings received once daily during low-water and more frequently during high water.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Embarras River (IL) at Newton. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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(1) Looking Downstream (Stage: 4.69 ft)
(2) Looking Upstream (Stage: 4.69 ft)
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Latitude: 38.996111° N, Longitude: 88.145278° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

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NWS stage 0 ft Not Available Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
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NAVD88 462.15 ft 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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