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Milwaukee River at Waubeka Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)Observed: 3.32 ft at 7:32AM Apr 10, 2018Observed: 3.27 ft at 7:50AM Apr 11, 2018Observed: 3.34 ft at 8:12AM Apr 12, 2018Observed: 3.85 ft at 8:30AM Apr 14, 2018Highest Observation: 4.44 ft at 7:00AM Apr 15, 2018Observed: 4.25 ft at 7:36AM Apr 16, 2018Observed: 4.14 ft at 7:35AM Apr 17, 2018Observed: 4.3 ft at 7:14AM Apr 18, 2018Observed: 4.29 ft at 7:17AM Apr 19, 2018WAUW3(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (10:15AM Apr 19, 2018)ObservedLatest observed value: 4.29 ft at 7:17 AM CDT 19-Apr-2018. Flood Stage is 9.5 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 Milwaukee River at Waubeka. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10.5
Flood Stage: 9.5
Action Stage: 8.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.35 ft on 03/23/1975
(2) 10.67 ft on 03/14/2007
(3) 10.61 ft on 06/13/2004
(4) 10.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(5) 10.42 ft on 06/13/2008
(6) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2008
(7) 8.97 ft on 05/23/2004
(8) 8.87 ft on 04/12/2013
(9) 7.86 ft on 03/12/2010
(10) 7.21 ft on 03/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.87 ft on 04/12/2013
(2) 7.21 ft on 03/23/2011
(3) 5.76 ft on 02/20/2011
(4) 6.20 ft on 07/16/2010
(5) 7.86 ft on 03/12/2010
(6) 10.42 ft on 06/13/2008
(7) 10.49 ft on 06/09/2008
(8) 6.59 ft on 04/13/2008
(9) 7.06 ft on 03/16/2008
(10) 9.77 ft on 01/09/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.13 ft on 09/07/2005
(2) 2.37 ft on 06/27/2012

For more information on your flood risk go to www.floodsmart.gov.

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11 Streets affected by floodwaters in the Waubeka area include River Street, County Highway Z and Memorial Drive. Much of Waubedonia and Marie Kraus Parks are flooded. Floodwaters affect low spots in Fredonia. This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning there is a 4 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
10 There is widespread flooding of back yards of homes in the Waubeka area along Second Street and County Highway Z. There is extensive flooding downstream in Waubedonia and Marie Kraus Parks.
9.76 Water approaches some homes in Waubeka in the area of Second Street and County Highway Z. There is significant flooding downstream in Waubedonia Park and Marie Kraus Park. This level is the 10 percent chance flood meaning there is a 10 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
9 There is flooding of back yards of homes along Second Street and County Highway Z in the Waubeka area. There is flooding downstream in Waubedonia and Marie Kraus Parks.
8.7 Floodwaters are in the back yards of some homes along Second Street and County Highway Z in Waubeka. Downstream, floodwaters are into Waubedonia and Marie Kraus Parks. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning there is a 20 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
8.5 There is minor flooding of back yards of homes along Second Street and County Highway Z in Waubeka. There is minor flooding downstream in Waubedonia Park.
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(1) Aerial photo 1 of Milwaukee River-Waubeka, WI
(2) Aerial photo 2 of Milwaukee River-Waubeka, WI
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Latitude: 43.472700° N, Longitude: 87.990300° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9.5 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 NULL NULL  
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Automated readings are not available. Readings are taken from a manual gauge. Readings taken only once a week during winter months.
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Dousman, WI 53118
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