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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wisconsin River at Muscoda are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

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Upstream Gauge - at Portage Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - below Lock and Dam 10 - Guttenberg
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 10
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.48 ft on 09/16/1938
(2) 11.10 ft on 06/11/1881
(3) 10.60 ft on 04/16/1922
(4) 10.36 ft on 03/20/1973
(5) 10.34 ft on 06/26/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 9.48 ft on 04/24/2019
(2) 9.57 ft on 09/30/2010
(3) 8.62 ft on 06/15/2008
(4) 8.20 ft on 06/18/2004
(5) 8.18 ft on 05/17/2003
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.22 ft on 09/25/1976
(2) 0.01 ft on 08/05/1944
(3) 0.28 ft on 07/30/2006
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13.8 The water reaches the low steel on the Highway 80 Bridge over the river.
11 Widespread lowland flooding is likely, but the town of Muscoda should remain above the flood waters.
10 There is extensive lowland flooding. However no flooding has been reported in Muscoda in previous years.
9.6 Homes on W Lakeshore Drive and E Lakeshore Drive along Avoca Lake (inlet of Wisconsin River) begin sandbagging.
9.5 Flooding may impact some homes in Boscobel.
9 The river begins to go out of its banks in some locations with only minor flooding.

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