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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Saginaw River at Saginaw 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: 24
Moderate Flood Stage: 19
Flood Stage: 17
Action Stage: 16
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.90 ft on 03/30/1904
(2) 24.30 ft on 03/31/1916
(3) 24.16 ft on 09/15/1986
(4) 24.10 ft on 05/24/1912
(5) 24.05 ft on 03/29/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.26 ft on 09/23/2021 (P)
(2) 18.73 ft on 01/12/2020
(3) 17.35 ft on 04/20/2019
(4) 18.37 ft on 03/17/2019
(5) 17.76 ft on 04/14/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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22 Some basements in downtown stores flood.
19 Adjacent lowlands begin to flood.
18 Houses on Riverside Drive begin to flood. Wickes Park and Green Point Nature Area in Saginaw also flood.
17 Water begins to flow onto the access road behind houses on Riverside Drive from both ends.

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