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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Yellow River (WI) at Babcock are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Necedah
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16.6
Moderate Flood Stage: 15.9
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.43 ft on 09/24/2010
(2) 17.38 ft on 04/02/1952
(3) 17.05 ft on 03/31/1967
(4) 16.03 ft on 03/27/1963
(5) 15.95 ft on 04/18/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.41 ft on 04/02/2023
(2) 12.25 ft on 03/24/2022
(3) 15.92 ft on 08/29/2021
(4) 11.77 ft on 03/14/2020
(5) 13.03 ft on 07/21/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 08/30/1985
(2) 1.60 ft on 09/20/1948
(3) 1.62 ft on 07/15/1983
(4) 1.68 ft on 08/11/2007
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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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18.43 Highway 80 is closed near Babcock. About a foot of water is covering the Highway 80 bridge over the river and most of the town of Babcock. Up to 6 inches of water covers a portion of the Ocean Spray Company .
17 Highway 80 is closed near the town of Babcock. Widespread wooded land along the river is flooded.
15.6 Floodwaters are near a couple of homes in the Babcock area near Highway 173.
14 Widespread flooding is occurring in wooded lowland and agricultural areas.
12 Flooding is confined mainly to agricultural...wooded lowland and marshes.
10 There is minor flooding to lowland and agricultural land. Flood stage is at 12 feet.
2 or about 1.5 feet below normal stage of 3.5 feet...submerged rocks and structures may become more hazardous to boaters over more sections of the river.
(1) Upstream from the Babcock gage at 10.2 feet.

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