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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Floyd River at Merrill 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: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.00 ft on 09/18/1926
(2) 18.40 ft on 06/07/1934
(3) 18.00 ft on 06/08/1953
(4) 17.60 ft on 03/15/2019 (P)
(5) 17.00 ft on 06/16/1983
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 17.60 ft on 03/15/2019 (P)
(2) 17.00 ft on 09/21/2018
(3) 12.20 ft on 07/31/2010
(4) 10.00 ft on 04/14/2001
(5) 8.70 ft on 03/12/1997
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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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24 Plymouth County Highway C44 at the east of the bridge at the gage will be flooded.
21 The bridge on County Road C38 is overtopped, and water reached the low steel on the bridge on Plymouth County Highway C44.
20.5 The railroad tracks at the bridge 750 feet upstream of the gage are flooded.
19 Approximately 2200 acres of farm land are flooded.
18 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge on County Road C38.
17.5 The levees protecting the sewage treatment lagoons on the left bank of the river are overtopped.
16 Flooding begins to affect the eastern edges of the city of Merrill, and about 2000 acres of farm land are flooded.
15.5 The west approach to the bridge on Plymouth County Highway C44 at the gaging location begins to flood.
14 Approximately 1600 acres of farm land are flooded.
12 Flooding of the low lying farm land begins.
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