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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wisconsin River at Rothschild 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: 28
Moderate Flood Stage: 27
Flood Stage: 25
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.30 ft on 09/01/1941
(2) 29.46 ft on 09/24/2010
(3) 29.18 ft on 04/18/2019
(4) 28.29 ft on 06/14/1990
(5) 28.17 ft on 04/11/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 19.65 ft on 04/13/2021
(2) 25.34 ft on 03/30/2020
(3) 29.18 ft on 04/18/2019
(4) 22.96 ft on 04/26/2018
(5) 25.84 ft on 05/19/2017 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 11.82 ft on 06/15/1988
(2) 11.88 ft on 12/15/1976
(3) 11.92 ft on 10/15/1948
(4) 11.99 ft on 09/09/2009
(5) 12.04 ft on 10/20/1989
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30 Up to a foot of water is covering portions of Business 51 between Imperial and Schmidt Avenues. Between 1 to 2 feet are covering several businesses along Business 51 in Rothschild.
29.5 About 6 inches of water is covering portions of Business Highway 51 between Schmidt and Imperial Avenues in Rothschild.
29 Floodwaters approach Business 51 between Imperial Avenue and Schmidt Avenue. Up to a foot of water is covering a parking lot of a business between Business 51 and the Wisconsin River. Water is approaching some buildings east of business Highway 51.
28 Floodwaters approach a business between Business Highway 51 and the Wisconsin River in Rothschild.
27.5 Floodwaters approach low-lying areas around homes and businesses along highway 51.
25 A public boat landing on the west side of the river is covered with water.
23 Water may be approaching structures adjacent to the river.
20.5 There is widespread lowland flooding.
18 There is minor lowland flooding. Flood stage is at 25 feet.
18 There is a buildup of ice and water.
12.5 Submerged objects may become more hazardous to boaters.
(1) Business 51 in Rothschild-stage 28.9 feet.
(2) View downstream of Rothschild at low levels
(3) View upstream at the Dam at low levels

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