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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 Minnesota City 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 Winona Dam 5a
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 665
Moderate Flood Stage: 662
Flood Stage: 660
Action Stage: 657
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 667.85 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 665.70 ft on 04/16/2001
(3) 665.45 ft on 04/11/1997
(4) 665.10 ft on 04/18/1969
(5) 664.30 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 664.30 ft on 04/25/2023 (P)
(2) 660.29 ft on 06/01/2019
(3) 662.16 ft on 04/23/2019
(4) 662.62 ft on 04/02/2019
(5) 660.96 ft on 07/01/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 645.46 ft on 07/23/1936
(2) 647.77 ft on 02/24/1944
(3) 649.32 ft on 12/16/1938
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670 Water begins to flow over portions of the protective earthen dike.
667.85 Water levels reach the flood of record.
665 Lock gates and walls at Dam 5 go underwater.
664.5 Lock and dam 5 is closed to navigation.
656.2 Water begins to impact campsites along river downstream at Merrick State Park.
(1) Upstream view at Minnesota City, September 11th, 2012
(2) Downstream view at Minnesota City, September 11th, 2012

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