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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Wabasha - Pool 4 are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.

Vertical Datum is the USACE 1912 datum

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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Lock and Dam 4 - Alma
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.05 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 18.22 ft on 04/16/2001
(3) 17.63 ft on 04/16/1969
(4) 17.03 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
(5) 16.71 ft on 04/18/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.03 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
(2) 12.37 ft on 10/11/2019 (P)
(3) 13.89 ft on 05/24/2019
(4) 15.54 ft on 04/02/2019
(5) 12.68 ft on 05/23/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.65 ft on 01/10/1944
(2) 4.20 ft on 01/14/1945
(3) 4.24 ft on 12/11/1960
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20.05 The water reaches the flood of record set in 1965.
20 The Dairyland Power Cooperative steam generation plant becomes inoperative.
18 Highway 30 and Hiawatha Drive will go under water.
16.5 The railroad goes out of operation.
15.3 Grant Boulevard between Maiden Avenue and Bridge Avenue is closed.
15 Lock and Dam 4 goes out of operation and damages may begin to occur in Alma Wisconsin.
14.4 Flooding begins near East Main Street.
14 Wisconsin Highway 35 between Maiden Rock and Stockholm may experience flooding.
13.5 Water begins to go over highway 60. Flooding also impacts the lower level of slippery's restaurant.
13 The railroad underpass on Highway 60 may be flooded. Flooding is also possible along Lawrence Boulevard and Main Street East. Some businesses near the river may be flooded.
12.5 Flooding occurs in the field west of the grocery store on Hiawatha Drive.
12 The river affects low lying areas.
(1) Upstream view at Wabasha, September 9th, 2011
(2) Downstream view at Wabasha, September 9th, 2011

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  • Link to text page with Hourly River Stage Level and Water Temperatures
  • Link to river gage data along Navigational Mississippi River from Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10
  • Link to Lock & Dam data and other locations in USACE€™s St. Paul District
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