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Fox River near New Munster, WI (NMSW3)


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Inundation Levels
NAVD88 Stage

754.519.0
753.518.0
Record Crest: 17.47 ft
752.517.0
751.516.0
750.515.0
749.514.0

Major Flooding Begins

748.513.0

Moderate Flooding Begins

747.512.0
746.511.0

Minor Flooding Begins

745.510.0

Near Flooding Begins

* = Extended rating
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5.7 ft at 08/15/2018 00:00:00 UTC
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.47 ft on 07/13/2017
(2) 15.18 ft on 06/15/2008
(3) 14.98 ft on 08/24/2007
(4) 14.50 ft on 04/20/2013
(5) 13.73 ft on 05/24/2004
(6) 13.68 ft on 06/15/1999
(7) 13.37 ft on 02/21/2018
(8) 12.82 ft on 04/28/2009
(9) 12.81 ft on 07/26/2010
(10) 12.79 ft on 06/28/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.37 ft on 06/28/2018
(2) 11.69 ft on 06/22/2018
(3) 12.43 ft on 05/16/2018
(4) 13.37 ft on 02/21/2018
(5) 17.47 ft on 07/13/2017
(6) 10.87 ft on 12/16/2015
(7) 10.87 ft on 12/02/2015
(8) 10.92 ft on 11/28/2015
(9) 9.52 ft on 06/16/2015
(10) 10.65 ft on 04/11/2015 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.72 ft on 07/16/2012
(2) 4.99 ft on 10/08/2012
(3) 5.20 ft on 09/07/2015
(4) 5.39 ft on 09/17/2015
(5) 5.55 ft on 09/15/2013

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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17.45 There is widespread flooding adjacent to the river in the Towns of Wheatland, Trevor and the Village of Salem Lakes. Floodwaters are into the lower levels of many homes in those areas...including along Shorewood Drive, Riverside Drive, 101st Street and Shorewood Terrace in the village of Salem Lakes. Highway 50 is closed due to floodwaters over the highway. This level is the 2 percent chance flood meaning there is a 2 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
16.43 There is widespread flooding in the Town of Salem, Town of Trevor and Village of Salem Lakes. Many home have floodwaters in their main levels. Many roads are closed including Shorewood Driver and Riverside Drive in the Village of Salem Lakes area. This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 4 percent chance of the Fox River reaching this level in any given year.
16 Many county highways are closed or impassable. Highway 50 is closed. There is widespread flooding in the Towns of Wheatland, Trevor...and Village of Salem Lakes. Many homes have floodwaters in their main levels especially in Town of Wheatland along 77th St.
15 Highway 50 is closed due to floodwaters over the highway. There is widespread flooding in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes. Floodwaters are into the lower levels of some homes in those areas along Riverside Drive, Shorewood Drive, 101st Street and Shorewood Terrace.
14.99 There is widespread flooding of the lower levels of homes in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes areas along Riverside Drive, Shorewood Drive, 101st Street and Shorewood Terrace. Highway 50 is closed due to floodwaters over the highway. 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.
14 There is widespread flooding of the lower levels of homes in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes areas long Riverside Drive, Shorewood Drive, 101st Street and Shorewood Terrace.
13.78 Floodwaters are into the lower levels of some homes in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes areas along Riverside Drive and Shorewood Drive. 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.
12.2 Water is up to the first floor levels of some homes in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes area along Riverside Drive and Shorewood Drive.
12.1 Water is up to the first floor levels of some homes in the Town of Wheatland and Village of Salem Lakes area along Riverside Drive and Shorewood Drive.
11.78 Floodwaters surround a home at the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway W in the Town of Wheatland area. Water is about 8 inches deep over 77th Street in the Town of Wheatland area. Water is in the back yards of some homes in the Village of Salem Lakes area. This level is the 50 percent chance flood meaning there is a 50 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
11.6 Water surrounds a home near the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway W in the Town of Wheatland area. Water is in the back yards of some homes in the Village of Salem Lakes and Town of Wheatland areas. Floodwaters are about 6 inches deep over 77th Street in the Town of Wheatland area.
11.5 Water is in the yards of some homes in the Village of Salem Lakes and Town of Wheatland areas. There are 3-4 inches of water over 77th Street in the Town of Wheatland.
11.4 There are about 2 inches of water over 77th Street in the Town of Wheatland area. Floodwaters are near some homes along Highway W in the Village of Salem Lakes area.
11 Floodwaters begin to affect 77th St. in the Town of Wheatland. Floodwaters are near some homes along Highway W in the Village of Salem Lakes and Town of Wheatland areas.
10.8 Floodwaters are near some homes along Highway W in the Village of Salem Lakes and Town of Wheatland areas.
10 Floodwaters are near some homes along Highway W in the Village of Salem Lakes and Town of Wheatland areas.
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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.