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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 Lansing are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Locations Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Lynxville
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 20
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.50 ft on 04/24/1965
(2) 19.93 ft on 04/21/2001
(3) 19.90 ft on 06/20/1880
(4) 18.88 ft on 04/22/1969
(5) 18.46 ft on 06/30/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.03 ft on 05/01/2019
(2) 17.83 ft on 04/26/2019
(3) 17.89 ft on 04/04/2019
(4) 17.61 ft on 04/18/2011
(5) 19.93 ft on 04/21/2001
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.39 ft on 03/13/1938
(2) 4.19 ft on 01/23/1944
(3) 6.09 ft on 11/27/1942
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24 The water reaches the top of the dikes.
23 Interstate Power steam plant becomes inoperative.
22.5 The water reaches the flood of record set in 1965.
21 Dairyland Power becomes inoperative.
20 The Wisconsin Highway 82 river crossing between Highway 35 and Lansing is closed.
19.8 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 700 block of South Front Street.
18.8 Water begins to cover Highway X52 by the wastewater treatment plant.
18.6 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 400 block of South Front Street.
18.2 Lock and Dam 9 goes out of operation.
17.89 Water from the storm sewer system reaches the 300 and 500 blocks of South Front Street.
17.6 Water from the storm sewer system covers the 600 block of South Front Street.
14.9 River water back flows into Hogan Park by the sewer by-pass.
14.5 River water back flows onto the ball park diamond via the lift station bypass.
Photos
(1) Upstream view at Lansing, September 28th, 2011
(2) Downstream view at Lansing, September 28th, 2011

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