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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 Winona are issued routinely during the warm season, and as needed at other times of the year.
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Upstream Gauge - at Winona Dam 5a Upstream Gauge Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Trempealeau
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.77 ft on 04/19/1965
(2) 20.07 ft on 04/17/2001
(3) 19.44 ft on 04/19/1969
(4) 18.30 ft on 04/11/1997
(5) 17.93 ft on 04/20/1952
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.13 ft on 05/25/2019
(2) 17.30 ft on 04/03/2019
(3) 13.44 ft on 05/24/2017
(4) 15.52 ft on 07/02/2014
(5) 16.58 ft on 04/15/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.95 ft on 01/27/1944
(2) 3.57 ft on 01/05/1946
(3) 3.60 ft on 02/03/1945
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25 Water levels reach the top of the emergency dike.
24 Water overtops the levee downtown.
22 Water levels reach the designed dike protection level.
20.77 The water reaches the flood of record set in 1965.
20.5 Railroad lines go under water.
17 Some railroad lines may become inoperative.
16.6 Lock and Dam 6 goes out of operation.
16 Lock and Dam 5A goes out of operation.
13 Prairie Island Park begins to flood. Pumping operations are underway by the city of Winona, and dike patrols are started.
9 East Riverfront Street is closed due to flooding.
Photos
(1) Upstream view at Winona, October 4th, 2011, Stage = 5.56 ft
(2) Downstream view at Winona, October 4th, 2011, Stage = 5.56 ft

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