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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the St. Joseph River (MI/IN) at Three Rivers 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: 11
Moderate Flood Stage: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.80 ft on 06/03/1989
(2) 11.37 ft on 02/24/2018
(3) 10.69 ft on 03/21/1982
(4) 10.60 ft on 04/27/1950
(5) 10.52 ft on 02/27/1985
(6) 9.76 ft on 05/20/2020
(7) 9.75 ft on 04/10/1985
(8) 9.55 ft on 03/12/2009
(9) 9.52 ft on 01/01/1993
(10) 9.44 ft on 01/12/2008
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.41 ft on 04/05/2023
(2) 7.24 ft on 02/21/2022
(3) 6.70 ft on 07/01/2021
(4) 9.76 ft on 05/20/2020
(5) 7.06 ft on 05/04/2019
(6) 11.37 ft on 02/24/2018
(7) 7.76 ft on 04/10/2017
(8) 6.75 ft on 08/18/2016
(9) 7.63 ft on 06/18/2015
(10) 7.76 ft on 03/23/2014
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.50 ft on 09/12/1964
(2) 1.98 ft on 07/14/2012
(3) 2.27 ft on 07/26/2002
(4) 2.32 ft on 08/25/2020
(5) 2.66 ft on 10/05/2010
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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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11.8 Major flooding of Scidmore Park and residences in Three Rivers can be expected.
10.6 Expect moderate flooding of Scidmore Park. Flooding of the basements of several homes and businesses along south Main Street in the vicinity of the lumber yard can be expected.
9 Moderate flooding of Scidmore Park can be expected. Evacuation of some animals in the park zoo can also be expected. High water affects several businesses and floods the basements of homes along south Main, Green, and Jackson Streets.
8 Minor flooding of apartments near the river along Mechanic Street, the River Glen Condos on east Michigan Ave, and basements of several homes along River Drive can be expected.
7 Expect minor flooding of the Scidmore Park picnic facilities in Three Rivers.
(1) Downstream view from gauge site
(2) Light house in park
(3) Upstream view from gauge site

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Gauge zero transitioned from 781.34 NGVD29 to 780.88 NAVD88 on July 9, 2020.
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