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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the La Moine River at Ripley are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at Colmar Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 27
Moderate Flood Stage: 23
Flood Stage: 22
Action Stage: 18
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 32.59 ft on 04/21/2013
(2) 29.15 ft on 05/18/1995
(3) 29.07 ft on 03/07/1985
(4) 29.07 ft on 05/08/1996
(5) 28.96 ft on 06/23/1990
(6) 28.63 ft on 11/19/1985
(7) 28.42 ft on 09/27/1970
(8) 28.41 ft on 05/15/2002
(9) 28.10 ft on 10/07/1986
(10) 27.43 ft on 09/26/1961
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.59 ft on 10/25/2021 (P)
(2) 23.17 ft on 05/23/2021
(3) 22.52 ft on 04/15/2021
(4) 23.67 ft on 03/19/2021
(5) 22.22 ft on 04/26/2020
(6) 23.86 ft on 06/25/2019
(7) 25.58 ft on 06/01/2019
(8) 23.37 ft on 05/21/2017
(9) 24.17 ft on 05/01/2017
(10) 25.81 ft on 12/29/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -15.00 ft on 10/06/1994
(2) 3.40 ft on 05/01/1980
(3) 3.81 ft on 08/26/2012
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29.5 Illinois State Highway 103 just east of the U.S. Highway 24 intersection begins flooding near this height.
28 Illinois State Highway 103 just east of the U.S. Highway 24 intersection begins flooding near this height.
26 Extensive pasture flooding downstream of the gauge along Highway 103 east of U.S. Highway 24.
24.5 County Road 1600E (Levy Road) is closed just west of LaGrange Lock Road.
24 Township road, downstream of the gage on the right bank, begins to flood.
23 Moderate flooding begins. Extensive cropland is flooded below the gauge near the LaGrange Lock Road bridge.
22 FLOOD STAGE. Farmland flooding and rural damages begin.
17 Banks begin to overflow.
Photos
(1) Property just west of Scott's Mill bridge during the record flood of April, 2013.
(2) House just west of Scott's Mill bridge during the record flood of April, 2013.
(3) County Road near Scott's Mill Bridge in Brown County during the record flooding of April, 2013.
(4) Property one mile south of Scott's Mill bridge looking north during the record flood of April 2
(5) Scott's Mill bridge along during the record flood of April, 2013.
(6) Scott's Mill bridge looking northeast during the record flood of April, 2013.
(7) Scott's Mill bridge looking northeast during the record flood of April, 2013.
(8) Intersection of U.S. Hwy 24 and Illinois Route 103 on April 20, 2013 at stage near 32.05 feet.
(9) Intersection of U.S. Hwy 24 and Illinois Route 103 on April 20, 2013 at stage near 32.05 feet.
(10) Just upstream of LaGrange Lock Rd. bridge along CR 1600E on April 20, 2013 at a stage near 31.3 ft.
(11) Illinois State Highway 103 northeast of Ripley on May 19, 2009 at a stage of 26.8 ft.
(12) Brown County Road 1600 E just west of LaGrange Lock Road on May 19, 2009 at 26.8 ft.
(13) Cropland just east of LaGrange Lock Road on May 19, 2009 at 26.8 ft.
(14) Cropland along LaGrange Lock Road in southern Schuyler County on May 19, 2009 at 26.8 ft.
(15) Flooded yard at intersection of LaGrange Lock Rd. and County Rd. 1600 E on May 19, 2009 at 26.8 ft.
(16) Pastureland along State Highway 103 northeast of Ripley on May 19, 2009 at 26.8 ft.
(17) Property along Illinois State Highway 103 on May 19, 2009 at a stage of 26.8 ft.
(18) Looking upstream from the gage on May 19, 2009 at a stage of 26.76 ft.
(19) Looking downstream from the gage on May 19, 2009 at a stage of 26.76 ft.
(20) Gaging shelter at the LaMoine River at Ripley.
(21) Wire weight gage and sampling equipment on the LaMoine River at Ripley on May 19, 2009.

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