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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Guttenberg are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 21
Moderate Flood Stage: 18
Flood Stage: 15
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.65 ft on 04/24/1965
(2) 21.68 ft on 04/21/2001
(3) 20.15 ft on 06/30/1993
(4) 19.98 ft on 04/27/2019
(5) 19.84 ft on 04/22/1969
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.26 ft on 10/13/2019 (P)
(2) 17.59 ft on 05/31/2019
(3) 19.98 ft on 04/27/2019
(4) 16.14 ft on 05/28/2017
(5) 15.22 ft on 09/29/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.82 ft on 02/23/1964
(2) 2.83 ft on 11/07/1976
(3) 2.98 ft on 08/01/2006
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29.6 The water begins to overtop the protective levee.
24 Water begins to flow over the lock walls and the protective earthen dikes.
23.65 Water levels reach the flood of record.
21 Flooding of some residential areas occurs. Lock and Dam 10 is closed to navigation.
20 Some basements may begin to experience flooding due to seepage, with most problems occurring on the approaches to town.
19 The water is over Island Road.
18 Sewer and street flooding begins to occur in Glen Haven, Wisconsin.
15.5 The water is over Marina Road.
15 Minor lowland flooding begins to occur.
(1) Upstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft
(2) Downstream view at Guttenberg, September 28th, 2011, Stage = 11.17 ft

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