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ALERT: December 5th update on the status of the nationwide data transmission error preventing stream gauge data collected at affected locations from being displayed on the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services (AHPS) webpages. As of 11/08/2018, The USGS has restored all impacted operational stream gauges to transmitting status. The status map of gauge outages from other agencies is here. The outage map will be updated each Thursday. We apologize for the service interruption and hope to have the data restored as soon as possible.



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Baraboo River at Reedsburg Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 8.15 ft at 8:00AM Dec 02, 2018Highest Observation: 8.8 ft at 8:00AM Dec 03, 2018Observed: 8.77 ft at 8:00AM Dec 04, 2018Observed: 8.3 ft at 8:00AM Dec 05, 2018Observed: 8.11 ft at 8:00AM Dec 06, 2018Observed: 7.42 ft at 7:00AM Dec 09, 2018RBGW3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (12:45AM Dec 11, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 7.42 ft at 7:00 AM CST 9-Dec-2018. Flood Stage is 14 ft
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NOTE: Manual gauge readings are only available once a week during the winter months.

NOTE: Automated gauge readings are unavailable, readings taken manually.

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

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 16
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 21.85 ft on 08/29/2018
(2) 21.00 ft on 06/10/2008
(3) 19.20 ft on 09/05/2018
(4) 16.90 ft on 09/24/2016
(5) 16.00 ft on 07/23/2017
(6) 15.80 ft on 09/09/2016
(7) 14.84 ft on 05/05/2018
(8) 14.38 ft on 04/15/2014
(9) 13.83 ft on 12/17/2015
(10) 13.18 ft on 04/12/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.20 ft on 09/05/2018
(2) 21.85 ft on 08/29/2018
(3) 14.84 ft on 05/05/2018
(4) 11.64 ft on 01/24/2018
(5) 16.00 ft on 07/23/2017
(6) 11.98 ft on 01/24/2017
(7) 11.92 ft on 12/05/2016
(8) 11.85 ft on 10/27/2016
(9) 16.90 ft on 09/24/2016
(10) 15.80 ft on 09/09/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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22 Several inches of water over Main St Bridge. Several feet of water over roads and neighborhoods along the river near Anna Stone Park, Granite St, Webb St, etc.
21 Floodwaters are just going over the Main St. (HWY 23) bridge in downtown Reedsburg. The South Webb Ave. bridge is closed and impassable. 1-3 ft water in neighborhood west of river around Anna Stone Park. Water is 4 feet deep in the Public Works Building. There is several feet of water in downtown Reedsburg.
20 1-3 feet of water in the neighborhood west of the river around Anna Stone Park. Water is up to Main St bridge. There is widespread major flooding in Reedsburg. The South Webb Ave. bridge in downtown Reedsburg is impassable. Granite Avenue, West Second, North Webb and Division Streets have several feet. Water is 3 feet deep in the Public Works Building.
19 1-2 feet of water affect the neighborhood west of the river near Anna Stone park. Granite Avenue and South Webb Avenue along the river. Floodwaters are 2 feet deep in the Public Works Building. South Park next to the wastewater plant is underwater. Floodwaters are into the swimming pool control room in Webb Park. Floodwaters are 5 to 5.5 feet deep in the Public Works Yard.
18 1-2 ft of water in neighborhood west of river near Anna Stone park. Floodwaters affect Granite Avenue and South Webb Avenue. 2 feet deep on North Webb Avenue by cinema and bank. Floodwaters are onto the concrete deck of the South Webb Avenue bridge. Water is 1 foot deep in the Public Works Building. South Park next to the wastewater plant is underwater. Floodwaters are into the swimming pool control room in Webb Park. Floodwaters are 4 to 4.5 feet deep in the Public Works Yard.
17 Water covers the neighborhood west of river near W Main St and S Albert Ave (Hwy23). Streets include W 2nd St, James St. etc. 1-2 feet of water on N Webb Ave near bank and cinema. Water is close to the overhead doors at the Public Works Building. South Park next to the Wastewater Plant is underwater. Water touches the lowest part of the concrete deck of the Webb Avenue bridge. Floodwaters are into the swimming pool control room in Webb Park. Floodwaters are 3 to 3.5 feet deep in the Public Works Yard.
16 There is widespread inundation of lowland in the Reedsburg area. Floodwaters affect West Second Street, Granite Avenue and South Webb Avenue along the river. Water affects the concrete deck of the South Webb Avenue bridge. Floodwaters are into Webb Park and Smith Conservancy. The Public Works Yard is under 2 to 2.5 feet of water.
15 Floodwaters affect Granite Avenue and South Webb Avenue along the river. There is general inundation of lowland in the Reedsburg area. The walking path in Webb Park and Smith Conservancy is covered with water. The Public Works Yard is under 12-18 inches of water.
14.5 There is general inundation of lowland in the Reedsburg area. The walking path in Webb Park and Smith Conservancy is covered with water. The Public Works yard is under 6 to 12 inches of water.
14 There is general inundation of lowland in the Reedsburg area. The walking path adjacent to the river in Webb Park and Smith Conservancy is mostly covered with water. The public works yard is under several inches of water.
12.5 Water covers low spots of a walking path adjacent to the river in Webb Park and Smith Conservancy
12 Water overflows the lowest riverbanks in the Reedsburg area
Photos
(1) Aerial photo of major flooding in downtown Reedsburg-June 2008
(2) Aerial photo of major flooding in downtown Reedsburg-June 2008
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Latitude: 43.532560° N, Longitude: 90.011300° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
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Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 14 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 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
Other Not Available Not Available  
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Data courtesy of City of Reedsburg-Wastewater Treatment Plant employees, National Weather Service-Sullivan, WI. River forecasts are not available for this location. Data available only once a week during winter months.
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Milwaukee/Sullivan Weather Forecast Office
N3533 Hardscrabble Road
Dousman, WI 53118
(262) 965-2074
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