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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 Wisconsin Rapids 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: 14.5
Moderate Flood Stage: 13.5
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 18.80 ft on 06/15/1880
(2) 14.80 ft on 09/25/2010
(3) 14.10 ft on 03/24/1935
(4) 14.00 ft on 09/12/1938
(5) 13.68 ft on 04/19/2019
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.03 ft on 08/29/2021
(2) 9.68 ft on 03/31/2020
(3) 13.68 ft on 04/19/2019
(4) 12.40 ft on 03/18/2016
(5) 12.90 ft on 04/12/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.28 ft on 04/21/2010
(2) 2.28 ft on 07/31/2007
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15.5 Up to 3 feet of water is covering 2nd Avenue near the State Office Building. Up to 3 feet of water covers 1st and 2nd Streets with floodwaters spreading into 3rd Street and Market Street. The Grand Avenue and Jackson Street bridges may be closed.
14.8 The water current is extremely dangerous at 78500 cubic feet per second downstream of the dam. Floodwaters are near the bottom of the Jackson Street and Grand Avenue bridges. Up to 2 feet of water covers 1st and 2nd Streets and floodwaters reach the county courthouse. Up to 2 feet of water cover sections of Gaynor Avenue and South Second Avenue near a roundabout by the state office building.
14.5 Up to a foot of water covers portions of 2nd Avenue near Gaynor Avenue and up to a foot of water covers 1st and 2nd Streets just downstream of the dam.
13.5 Floodwaters cover 1st Street and approach 2nd Street. Floodwaters also approach 2nd Avenue near Gaynor Avenue. The current is fast, especially downstream of the dam.
12 Water is near a building at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and Gaynor Avenue. Playground equipment in Lions Park is surrounded by water.
10 Water covers a walkway in Lions Park in Wisconsin Rapids. Flood stage is at 12 feet.
8.5 Water approaches a few trees in low-lying areas.
(1) Flood levels near 14 feet at the Federal building
(2) Normal stage. Grand Avenue bridge.
(3) downstream of WIRw3
(4) upstream of WIRw3

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