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Cottonwood River (MN) near Lamberton Stage (ft)Flow (cfs)USGS link to gage infoLGPM5(plotting HGIRG) Graph Created (1:00PM Feb 27, 2021)ObservedFlood Stage is 7 ft
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NOTE: Stage may be affected by ice.

NOTE: Forecasts are not available for the Cottonwood River (MN) near Lamberton. Only observed stages are available for this point.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
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Historic Crests
(1) 19.85 ft on 07/04/2018 (P)
(2) 19.00 ft on 09/24/2010
(3) 17.60 ft on 04/24/2001
(4) 17.14 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
(5) 17.00 ft on 03/23/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.14 ft on 03/22/2019 (P)
(2) 19.85 ft on 07/04/2018 (P)
(3) 15.53 ft on 06/22/2018 (P)
(4) 13.43 ft on 10/04/2017 (P)
(5) 12.92 ft on 05/23/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.

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Latitude: 44.254722° N, Longitude: 95.311111° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft Not Available 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 Not Available Older USGS topographic maps, MSL benchmarks
Other 1043.34 Not Available  

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