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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sugar Creek (E-IL) at Milford are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Chebanse
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 26
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 18
Action Stage: 15
Low Stage (in feet): 2.5

Historic Crests
(1) 28.66 ft on 01/08/2008
(2) 28.49 ft on 02/21/2018
(3) 28.16 ft on 04/12/1994
(4) 26.32 ft on 12/29/2015
(5) 25.85 ft on 06/18/1996
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.88 ft on 03/28/2021
(2) 16.25 ft on 03/19/2021
(3) 16.36 ft on 06/29/2020
(4) 20.64 ft on 05/18/2020
(5) 16.76 ft on 04/30/2020
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.90 ft on 10/01/2007
(2) 1.94 ft on 07/01/2012
(3) 2.24 ft on 08/30/2013
(4) 2.60 ft on 10/01/1990
(5) 2.68 ft on 12/29/2020
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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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28 Structures threatened in Woodland. IL-1 (Chicago Street) threatened in Milford.
27.5 Numerous residences threatened in southwest Milford. County road 1400N threatened in Woodland.
27 County road 980N threatened in Milford.
26 Widespread inundation of structures and roadways begins in southwest Watseka. County road 1200N threatened south of Woodland.
25 Structures threatened in southwest Watseca. County road 980N threatened west of Milford. Widespread flooding of agricultural areas.
24 US-24 (Lafayette Street) threatened in west Watseka.
19 Structures threatened in southwest Milford.
18 County road 1090N threatened east of the river north of Milford. Recreation fields inundated near the river in southwest Milford. Roadways are threatened at Legion Park in Watseka.
17 Low-lying sections of Legion Park are inundated in Watseka.
15 Low-lying areas near the river begin to flood.
(1) Looking upstream from bridge 10/14/2010. Gage height 3.09 ft.
(2) Looking downstream where Mud Creek joins Sugar Creek. 10/14/2010. Gage height 3.09 ft.
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2.0 River nears zero flow.
2.5 Approximate stage of the 1-in-10 annual chance flow (7-day average).

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