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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 Keithsburg are issued routinely year-round.
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.5
Flood Stage: 14
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.49 ft on 06/17/2008
(2) 24.15 ft on 07/09/1993
(3) 22.95 ft on 06/02/2019
(4) 22.62 ft on 07/05/2014
(5) 21.97 ft on 05/03/2019 (P)
(6) 20.72 ft on 05/12/2001
(7) 20.60 ft on 04/22/2013
(8) 20.46 ft on 04/28/1965
(9) 20.35 ft on 05/02/2008
(10) 19.35 ft on 04/25/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.29 ft on 06/07/2020 (P)
(2) 22.95 ft on 06/02/2019
(3) 21.97 ft on 05/03/2019 (P)
(4) 19.17 ft on 04/10/2019 (P)
(5) 14.24 ft on 02/08/2019
(6) 17.27 ft on 09/09/2018
(7) 16.57 ft on 06/01/2017
(8) 17.30 ft on 09/30/2016
(9) 15.03 ft on 03/30/2016
(10) 14.75 ft on 06/18/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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26 Water reaches the top of the Bay Island levee.
23.8 Water reaches the top of the Oquawka levee.
21 Water reaches the top of the Keithsburg levee. Water also affects grain elevators in New Boston.
20 Water affects Keithsburg's boat club building. Water also reaches the top of the Henderson Drainage Districts agricultural levee.
19.5 Water affects the Illinois Power facilities along Marina Drive in Oquawka.
19 Seepage behind Keithsburgs levee affects businesses on 4th Street and affects Keithsburg Road at Pope Creek.
18.5 Water affects Marina Drive just south of Oquawka.
18 Water is over Pope street north of Keithsburg.
17.5 Water affects most houses on 1st Street in Oquawka.
17 Seepage behind Keithsburgs levee affects Jackson Avenue south of 4th Street.
16.5 Water affects houses on 1st Street in Oquawka.
16 Water is over the campground and boat ramp in Keithsburg.
14.5 Water affects low lying areas in Oquawka.
14 Water affects a campground along the river at Keithsburg.
13.5 Water is over the local access road to summer cottages in the Huron Township.
13 Water affects agricultural land and unpaved county roads.
12 Water affects low-lying areas.

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