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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Chippewa River below Mt. Pleasant 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: 13
Moderate Flood Stage: 11
Flood Stage: 8
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.58 ft on 09/12/1986
(2) 14.77 ft on 06/23/2017
(3) 12.78 ft on 03/08/1946
(4) 12.30 ft on 02/06/1938
(5) 12.30 ft on 03/20/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.83 ft on 12/31/2019
(2) 10.10 ft on 03/15/2019
(3) 8.81 ft on 02/21/2018
(4) 14.77 ft on 06/23/2017
(5) 7.49 ft on 04/02/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.70 ft on 10/08/1966
(2) 2.78 ft on 07/28/1965
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15.6 Expect widespread major flooding of residences located in Northern and Western Mt. Pleasant. Parks and golf courses adjacent to the river are under high water. South Leaton Road is underwater near the bridge that crosses the Chippewa River.
15 Expect widespread major flooding of residences located in Northern and Western Mt. Pleasant. Parks and golf courses adjacent to the river are under high water.
11 Expect moderate flooding of residences located in the north part of Mt. Pleasant.
10 Expect minor flooding of residences located in the north part of Mt. Pleasant, with many homes surrounded by high water.
8 Expect minor flooding of Island Park and Nelson Park in western Mt. Pleasant.
6 River is bankfull. Expect minor flooding of low lying areas adjacent to the river including portions of the Mount Pleasant Country Club Golf Course.
Photos
(1) USGS River Gaging Station on the Chippewa River near Mt. Pleasant.
(2) Chippewa river near Mt. Pleasant looking upstream from gage and South Leaton Rd. Bridge.
(3) Chippewa river near Mt. Pleasant looking downstream from gage and South Leaton Rd. Bridge.

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