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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sangamon River at Riverton are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 29
Moderate Flood Stage: 26
Flood Stage: 23
Action Stage: 17
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.04 ft on 10/04/1926
(2) 31.52 ft on 05/19/1943
(3) 30.15 ft on 09/11/1926
(4) 30.13 ft on 12/31/2015
(5) 30.07 ft on 05/14/2002
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 18.33 ft on 03/05/2023 (P)
(2) 18.30 ft on 07/10/2022
(3) 15.99 ft on 05/07/2022
(4) 18.88 ft on 04/05/2022
(5) 19.47 ft on 02/23/2022
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.34 ft on 07/10/2012
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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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30 All lanes of Business 55 covered by water at Riverside Park just north of Springfield.
29.5 IL Route 54 East of Bridge under water.
29 Damage begins to residences at the Holiday Estates subdivision in Spaulding.
28.5 Water begins to impact Riverton sewage treatment plant at 100 E. Jefferson Street.
27 Water enters the Dawson water treatment plant at 8313 Mechanicsburg Road.
19.9 Oak Crest Road just east of the river begins to flood.
19 Large areas of farmland inundated.
18 Waters inundate agricultural land near the river.
17.5 Water starts encroaching on Wheeland Park Campground.
(1) Looking Upstream (Stage: 18.99 ft)
(2) Looking Downstream (Stage: 18.99 ft)

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