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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 near Aitkin 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: 18
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13
Action Stage: 12
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 22.49 ft on 05/20/1950
(2) 19.50 ft on 07/06/1905
(3) 19.30 ft on 04/29/1916
(4) 18.80 ft on 06/09/1944
(5) 18.77 ft on 04/27/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 13.02 ft on 05/05/2017
(2) 14.17 ft on 07/15/2016
(3) 12.26 ft on 05/27/2015
(4) 14.59 ft on 05/14/2014
(5) 13.34 ft on 05/07/2013
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 0.60 ft on 09/01/1961
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26 The BNSF Railroad track becomes impassable.
25 The transformer station becomes inoperable.
23.5 The power and water plants in Aitkin become inoperative.
21 The power plant at Aitkin needs emergency protection.
20.5 Portions of Highway 169 northeast of Aitkin become impassable.
19 The transformer station needs emergency protection.
18 The Aitkin sewage plant becomes inoperative.
17 Pumping begins at the wastewater treatment plant. Sandbagging begins at Aitkin city transformer. Water tops the levees on the North side of Aitkin.
15 A few homes become surrounded by water in the Cedarbrook neighborhood near Eagle Rd. The Aitkin city park becomes flooded.
13 The boat ramp at Aitkin city park floods. A few driveways become covered with water in the Cedarbrook area. Minor flooding of farmland occurs in the Cedarbrook community.

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