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Minnesota River at Jordan Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)direct link to USGS for this siteJDNM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (9:30PM Feb 26, 2021)ObservedFlood Stage is 25 ft
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Datum: NGVD29
NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 48 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Minnesota River at Jordan are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 34
Moderate Flood Stage: 28
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 35.07 ft on 04/11/1965
(2) 33.52 ft on 06/24/1993
(3) 33.25 ft on 06/25/2014
(4) 33.11 ft on 04/18/2001
(5) 33.07 ft on 09/30/2010
(6) 32.85 ft on 04/14/1969
(7) 32.24 ft on 04/12/1997
(8) 32.20 ft on 04/29/2001
(9) 32.11 ft on 03/25/2019 (P)
(10) 31.81 ft on 03/28/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 25.29 ft on 10/10/2019 (P)
(2) 32.11 ft on 03/25/2019 (P)
(3) 26.46 ft on 09/28/2018 (P)
(4) 29.21 ft on 06/29/2018 (P)
(5) 27.76 ft on 04/29/2018 (P)
(6) 24.47 ft on 05/28/2017
(7) 26.62 ft on 09/29/2016
(8) 17.01 ft on 06/27/2015
(9) 33.25 ft on 06/25/2014
(10) 26.15 ft on 07/01/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.66 ft on 11/22/1935
(2) 3.03 ft on 09/13/1976
(3) 3.27 ft on 09/15/1988
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29.5 Highway 41 at Chaska may close when the river reaches this stage.
26.7 The bridge at Scott County Road 9 and Carver County Road 11/Jonathan Carver Parkway will be closed.
25 Low lying areas and some roads along the river begin to flood and private sanitary sewers may experience problems.
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Latitude: 44.693056° N, Longitude: 93.641667° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 25 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 29 690 ft 715 ft 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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