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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 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: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 13.5
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): 4

Historic Crests
(1) 18.26 ft on 08/31/1941
(2) 17.50 ft on 07/24/1912
(3) 13.85 ft on 09/18/1942
(4) 13.23 ft on 04/11/2011
(5) 13.04 ft on 04/02/1967
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 11.65 ft on 06/13/2017 (P)
(2) 12.25 ft on 05/19/2017 (P)
(3) 11.43 ft on 03/17/2016
(4) 13.23 ft on 04/11/2011
(5) 12.23 ft on 09/25/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 09/15/1910
(2) 2.86 ft on 08/06/2005
(3) 2.90 ft on 08/11/2009
(4) 3.28 ft on 08/13/2007
(5) 3.35 ft on 08/10/1934
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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 The Merrill sewage disposal plant...area parks and lowland are flooded. The western approach of Highway 64 bridge is covered with floodwaters.
16 The west approach to the highway 64 bridge becomes flooded.
13 Several feet of water may be covering area parks and lowland in Merrill. Floodwaters reach the base of the river gauging station.
11 Flooding mainly affects Merrill area parks and agricultural land.
10 There is minor lowland flooding. Flood stage is at 11 feet.
3.5 About 2 feet below normal stage...submerged rocks and structures may become more hazardous to boaters over more sections of the river .
(1) Riverside park in Merrill at 12.35 feet
(2) Downstream looking at the Business 51 bridge. Stage at 6.94 feet.

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