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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at St. Paul are issued routinely during the navigation season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at Fridley abv 37th Ave NE Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Hastings -- Below Lock and Dam 2
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 26.01 ft on 04/16/1965
(2) 24.52 ft on 04/15/1969
(3) 23.76 ft on 04/18/2001
(4) 23.20 ft on 04/30/2001
(5) 22.37 ft on 04/13/1997
(6) 22.02 ft on 04/16/1952
(7) 20.19 ft on 03/31/2019
(8) 20.13 ft on 06/26/2014
(9) 19.15 ft on 06/26/1993
(10) 19.02 ft on 03/29/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.93 ft on 05/20/2023
(2) 18.13 ft on 04/26/2023
(3) 13.32 ft on 05/20/2022
(4) 7.70 ft on 04/16/2021
(5) 14.41 ft on 04/06/2020
(6) 20.19 ft on 03/31/2019
(7) 13.66 ft on 07/01/2018
(8) 14.38 ft on 05/01/2018
(9) 10.59 ft on 05/29/2017
(10) 9.96 ft on 09/30/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.65 ft on 01/20/1976
(2) 2.85 ft on 06/19/2021
(3) 2.93 ft on 03/29/2015
(4) 3.06 ft on 09/28/2020
(5) 3.08 ft on 07/31/2017
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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31 Top of Right Bank Levee in St Paul across from the city side.
29 **Updated level from the USACE - Top of Right Bank Levee in the city of South St Paul
18 Warner Road may become impassable due to high water.
17.5 Harriet Island begins to become submerged.
14 Portions of the Lilydale park area begin to experience flooding.
13.3 Water begins to encroach on Water St.
(1) Looking Upriver
(2) Looking Downriver
(3) Smith Ave Bridge
(4) Smith Ave Bridge 2

Other Real-time and/or Archive Data Sources:

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  • Flow data is not reliable below 6 ft due to backwater from Lock and Dam #2.
  • USGS webcam page for St. Paul
  • Webcam image from city of St. Paul
  • Low water probability graphic
  • Link to river gage data along Navigational Mississippi River from Twin Cities to Lock and Dam 10
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