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Forecasts for the Kickapoo River at La Farge are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 19.42 ft on 08/29/2018
(2) 15.78 ft on 06/09/2008
(3) 15.16 ft on 07/21/2017
(4) 14.92 ft on 07/01/1978
(5) 14.17 ft on 09/22/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.06 ft on 07/20/2019
(2) 19.42 ft on 08/29/2018
(3) 15.16 ft on 07/21/2017
(4) 14.17 ft on 09/22/2016
(5) 12.62 ft on 08/14/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 11/03/1939
(2) 2.02 ft on 06/14/1978
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14 There is significant flooding in and around La Farge.
13 Some roads are under water and several residences and businesses are affected. However the majority of the people in town are still dry.
12 Agricultural land adjacent to the river is flooded and minor flooding affects some residences and commercial properties. Water may also go over Highway 131 south of La Farge near Ski Hill Road, and also over Winchell Valley Road at Bridge 8.
(1) Upstream view at La Farge, May 13th, 2010, Stage = 6.01 ft
(2) Downstream view at La Farge, May 13th, 2010, Stage = 6.01 ft

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