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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Portage River at Vicksburg 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: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7
Flood Stage: 5.5
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 6.18 ft on 02/22/2018
(2) 5.81 ft on 06/02/1989
(3) 5.78 ft on 08/18/2016
(4) 5.66 ft on 06/21/2019
(5) 5.66 ft on 04/07/1947
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 5.66 ft on 06/21/2019
(2) 5.20 ft on 05/20/2019
(3) 5.49 ft on 05/19/2018
(4) 5.49 ft on 05/19/2018
(5) 6.18 ft on 02/22/2018
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 2.00 ft on 09/12/1964
(2) 3.04 ft on 08/03/1977
(3) 3.08 ft on 08/14/1946
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8 Expect major flooding of several homes built adjacent to the river.
7 Expect moderate flooding of several homes built adjacent to the river. Water covers south 29th Street just south of EW Avenue.
6 Expect minor basement flooding of several homes built adjacent to the river.
5.5 Minor basement flooding begins at the first house near the gage.
5 Expect overflows into wooded areas and farmland adjacent to the river.
4.5 River is near bankfull.
Photos
(1) USGS Wire Weight Gage on the Portage River near Vicksburg.
(2) Portage River near Vicksburg looking upstream from gage and W Ave. Bridge.
(3) Portage River near Vicksburg looking downstream from gage and W Ave. Bridge.
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