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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the West Fork Des Moines River above Windom 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: 25
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 19
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 24.70 ft on 07/10/1969
(2) 23.40 ft on 07/07/2018
(3) 23.01 ft on 03/23/2019
(4) 23.00 ft on 09/24/2010
(5) 21.90 ft on 04/04/1984
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.13 ft on 04/17/2023
(2) 17.64 ft on 06/13/2022
(3) 12.57 ft on 04/12/2021
(4) 19.77 ft on 03/10/2020
(5) 23.01 ft on 03/23/2019
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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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30 The bridge at the gage location on Country Club Dr is overtopped and nearby homes are flooded. Portions of County Road 13 begin to flood.
27 The main levee at the golf course in Windom is overtopped.
25 Water approaches Hwy 71 in Windom.
24 Water reaches the bottom beams of the bridge on Country Club Dr.
23 Water begins to approach at least a couple home and businesses in Windom. Water also approaches River Rd southeast of 15th Ave and at least one private driveway is flooded off of Country Club Dr.
22 Water begins to approach or flood some some outbuildings near Valley Ln and also south of 6th St.
21 The lower portions of the road through Island Park are overtopped and water approaches a couple of the gravel parking lots on the east side of Hwy 71 in Windom.
19 Lowland flooding begins along several stretches of the river and Island Park in Windom floods in several areas.
18 The boat launch area off of River Rd begins to flood.
17 The lower parking lot on the south side of Island Park begins to flood.
15 The lower banks at Island Park begin to overflow.
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(2) Downstream View

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Data prior to 1995 is from old staff gage downstream of Island Park in Windom. New zero datum and established flood stage at current gage location were estimated by correlating readings of current and previous gage.
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