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Crawfish River at Columbus Stage (ft)CUSW3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (4:15PM Feb 6, 2023)Flood Stage is 17.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Gauge readings unavailable - awaiting repair.

NOTE: Gauge readings may be inaccurate during periods of extreme cold.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Crawfish River at Columbus. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Milford
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 19.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 18.5
Flood Stage: 17.5
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.10 ft on 06/10/2008
(2) 17.95 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 15.48 ft on 07/14/2015
(4) 14.70 ft on 04/11/2015
(5) 13.42 ft on 07/22/2017

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.95 ft on 03/15/2019
(2) 13.42 ft on 07/22/2017
(3) 15.48 ft on 07/14/2015
(4) 14.70 ft on 04/11/2015
(5) 20.10 ft on 06/10/2008

(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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Currently none available.

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17 Hwy 16 and 60 bridge may be closed. Water may affect roads or homes along River Rd and Campbell Rd.
15 Flooding in low areas in the parks and on the golf course. Water just below the Hwy 16-60 bridge in Columbus.
(1) Aerial photo looking northwest-Crawfish River-Columbus, WI
(2) Aerial photo of Hwy. 73 bridge over Crawfish River
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Latitude: 43.341390° N, Longitude: 89.010890° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 17.5 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
Elevation information source
NAVD88 817.32 ft 834.82 ft 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
Other Not Available Not Available  
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