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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Cedar River at Austin are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:15
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 25.00 ft on 09/16/2004
(2) 23.40 ft on 07/10/2000
(3) 22.40 ft on 06/12/2008
(4) 21.90 ft on 07/17/1978
(5) 21.30 ft on 08/15/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.80 ft on 09/23/2016
(2) 15.50 ft on 06/19/2014
(3) 20.60 ft on 09/24/2010
(4) 22.40 ft on 06/12/2008
(5) 25.00 ft on 09/16/2004
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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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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26 The protective dike is overtopped.
20 Serious flooding is likely.
18 Numerous homes and businesses may be threatened by high water.
15 The city of Austin takes specific actions to warn people and businesses.
(1) Upstream view at Austin, May 3rd, 2010, Stage = 3.6 ft
(2) Downstream view at Austin, May 3rd, 2010, Stage = 3.6 ft
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