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Cedar Creek at Cedarburg, WI (CDRW3)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

811.216.1
810.215.1
809.214.1
808.213.1
Record Crest: 12.25 ft
807.212.1

Major Flooding Begins

806.211.1

Moderate Flooding Begins

805.210.1

Minor Flooding Begins

804.29.1

Near Flooding Begins


Below Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
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6.7 ft at 12/05/2019 20:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 12
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 10
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 12.25 ft on 03/30/1960
(2) 11.70 ft on 04/01/1959
(3) 11.40 ft on 03/20/1952
(4) 11.13 ft on 03/15/2019 (P)
(5) 11.10 ft on 03/27/1950
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.13 ft on 03/15/2019 (P)
(2) 10.00 ft on 08/29/2018 (P)
(3) 10.72 ft on 02/22/2018
(4) 8.51 ft on 01/22/2017
(5) 7.76 ft on 12/16/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.87 ft on 09/05/2005
(2) 4.93 ft on 09/29/2012
(3) 4.96 ft on 07/11/2012
(4) 4.96 ft on 09/12/2003
(5) 5.15 ft on 08/27/2015
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.

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14.31 Floodwaters affect Riveredge Drive, Washington Avenue, Turner Street, Hanover Avenue and Mill Street in Cedarburg. Parks that are flooded include Grafton Lions Park, Cedar Creek Park and Legion Memorial Park. This level is the 1 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 1 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
13.41 Floodwaters are in the back yards of some homes and businesses along Sheboygan Road in Cedarburg. Portland Road in the Cedar Creek Park area is flooded. Parks in Cedarburg that are flooded include Grafton Lions Park, Cedar Creek Park and Legion Memorial Park. Roads affected are parts of Riveredge Drive, Washington Avenue, Turner Street, Hanover Avenue and Mill Street. This level is the 2 percent flood meaning that there is a 2 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
12.48 Floodwaters are in the back yards of some homes and businesses along Sheboygan Road in Cedarburg. A portion of Portland Road in the Cedar Creek Park area is flooded. This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 4 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
11.2 Water is in the back yards of some homes and businesses along Sheboygan Road in Cedarburg. A portion of Portland Road near Cedar Creek Park is flooded. This level is the 10 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 10 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
11 Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg is flooded. A portion of Portland Road in the Cedar Creek Park area is flooded.
10.6 Water is well into Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg.
10.16 Water is into Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 20 percent of the river reaching this level in any given year.
10 Water is into Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg.
9.5 There is minor lowland flooding in the Cedarburg area. Water affects the outer edges of Cedar Creek Park in Cedarburg.
9 There is minor lowland flooding in the Cedarburg area.
8.51 There is minor lowland flooding in the Cedarburg area. This level is the 50 percent flood meaning that there is a 50 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
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(1) Aerial photo looking north-Cedar Creek near Cedarburg, WI
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Graphical representation of flood inundation for NWS flood categories are based on steady state hydraulic modeling of water surface elevations for incremented discharges. Map shows approximate inundation areas for given water surface elevations and should not be used for navigation or permitting or other legal purposes, but strictly as a planning reference tool.