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Milwaukee River at Saukville Stage (ft)SAKW3(plotting HGIRP) Graph Created (7:30PM Apr 23, 2024)Flood Stage is 13.5 ft
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Datum: NAVD88
NOTE: Automatic observations from this river gage have been discontinued due to loss of funding. Contact webmaster at the link below if you can help.

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

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14.5
Flood Stage: 13.5
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.75 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 15.59 ft on 03/17/2019
(3) 15.22 ft on 10/02/2019
(4) 13.86 ft on 08/27/2018
(5) 13.65 ft on 04/12/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.22 ft on 10/02/2019
(2) 15.59 ft on 03/17/2019
(3) 13.86 ft on 08/27/2018
(4) 11.97 ft on 02/26/2018
(5) 11.70 ft on 01/23/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.93 ft on 06/26/2012
(2) 6.00 ft on 08/30/2013

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16 There is some evacuation of homes along Mill Street and Park Street in Saukville due to major flooding. Other streets that are at least partially flooded include Highway W to Mink Ranch Rd, Green Bay Avenue and South Riverside Drive. Parks that are flooded include Peninsula Park, Grady Park and Schowalter Park.
14.5 Floodwaters affect parts of Green Bay Avenue, Park Street, Mill Street, South Riverside Drive and Highway W in Saukville. Parks that are flooded are Peninsula Park, Grady Park and Schowalter Park.
13.5 Floodwaters affect parts of Highway W a little north of Saukville. Floodwaters are into the back yards of some homes along Mill Street in Saukville.
12 There is general overflow of the lowest river banks resulting in lowland flooding in the Saukville area.
11 There is minor overflow of the lowest riverbanks in the Saukville area resulting in minor lowland flooding.
(1) Aerial photo 1 of Milwaukee River-Saukville, WI
(2) Aerial photo 2 of Milwaukee River at Saukville, WI
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Latitude: 43.381500° N, Longitude: 87.933500° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 13.5 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 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 749.86 Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other Not Available Not Available  
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