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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Oconto River near Oconto 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: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 12
Flood Stage: 9
Action Stage: 7
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 14.53 ft on 04/21/1952
(2) 14.51 ft on 04/15/1986
(3) 13.24 ft on 03/29/2004
(4) 11.89 ft on 04/19/2019
(5) 11.24 ft on 03/13/1990
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 10.19 ft on 05/14/2022 (P)
(2) 7.42 ft on 03/13/2021
(3) 9.55 ft on 05/19/2020 (P)
(4) 10.73 ft on 03/29/2020
(5) 11.89 ft on 04/19/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 3.52 ft on 07/23/2009
(2) 3.60 ft on 09/05/1999
(3) 3.61 ft on 08/16/2007
(4) 3.68 ft on 08/08/2005
(5) 3.69 ft on 10/10/1989
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16 About a foot of water is likely covering Highway 41 in the city of Oconto adjacent to the river.
15 Water begins to spread over Highway 41 adjacent to the river in Oconto. Widespread agricultural flooding is occurring.
14.5 In the city of Oconto...water reaches the intersection of Park Avenue and Adams Street. Widespread agricultural land and lowland is flooded.
14 Water reaches portions of Adams Street and Pecor Street near the Cruisers buildings. Widespread flooding is occurring over agricultural land and lowland.
13 A campground and park are under several feet of water. Water approaches homes on Farnsworth Street and Holtwood Way. There is widespread moderate flooding of lowland and agricultural land.
11 Up to 2 feet of water is covering a campground in Oconto. Floodwaters begin to reach city streets adjacent to the river.
10 Up to a foot of water surrounds structures in a campground in the City of Oconto.
9 Floodwaters begin to spread into a public campground in the City of Oconto. Water approaches the backyards of several homes along the river in Oconto...and there is widespread lowland flooding.
8.5 Floodwaters mainly impact wooded lowland. Water approaches structures in a public campground in the City of Oconto.
7 There is a build up of ice and water within the banks of the river.
7 There is a build up of ice and water within the banks of the river.
7 Water approaches a public campground in the City of Oconto and there is flooding of lowland. Flood stage is at 9 feet.
(1) Holwood Way. Stage near 13 feet.
(2) Normal stage in Oconto. Photo stage 4.56 feet.
(3) March 2004 Flood in Oconto. Photo stage 13.25 feet.

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