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Michigamme River near Republic Stage (ft)BNGM4(plotting HGIRZ) Graph Created (4:45PM May 20, 2024)Flood Stage is 9 ft
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NOTE: River forecasts for this location take into account past precipitation and the precipitation amounts expected approximately 24 hours into the future from the forecast issuance time.

NOTE: Forecasts for the Michigamme River near Republic 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: 12.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 8.4
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.02 ft on 04/24/1985
(2) 12.86 ft on 04/20/2002
(3) 11.44 ft on 04/08/1986
(4) 11.41 ft on 05/10/1965
(5) 11.04 ft on 04/29/1979
(6) 10.84 ft on 04/27/2019
(7) 10.84 ft on 04/20/1976
(8) 10.67 ft on 05/07/1972
(9) 9.76 ft on 05/06/1975
(10) 9.76 ft on 04/22/1971
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.84 ft on 04/27/2019
(2) 8.00 ft on 04/21/2015 (P)
(3) 9.10 ft on 05/12/2014
(4) 9.70 ft on 05/04/2013
(5) 6.77 ft on 04/17/2011
(6) 5.07 ft on 03/22/2010
(7) 6.97 ft on 05/02/2009
(8) 9.10 ft on 04/26/2008
(9) 6.44 ft on 04/04/2007
(10) 7.91 ft on 04/17/2006
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

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19.6 At this level...Bengtson bridge will be completely under water
14.7 Water reaches the bottom of Bengtson bridge
12.8 Water reaches the level from April of 2002
10 Portions of County Roads 601...LE and LG experience significant flooding
7.7 Water begins to impact the yards of homes near Bengtson bridge on County Road LI in South Republic
(1) Looking downstream at 9.5 feet
(2) Looking upstream at 9.5 feet.
(3) Looking Downstream - Stage 4.2 feet
(4) Looking Upstream - Stage 4.2 feet
(5) Staff Gauge near South Republic
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Latitude: 46.358611° N, Longitude: 87.975833° W, Horizontal Datum: NAD83/WGS84

River Stage
Reference Frame
Gauge Height Flood Stage Uses
NWS stage 0 ft 9 ft Interpreting hydrographs and NWS watch, warnings, and forecasts, and inundation maps
Vertical Datum Elevation
(gauge height = 0)
(gauge height = flood stage)
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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
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