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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Baraboo River near Baraboo are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - at West Baraboo Upstream Gauge
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23.1
Moderate Flood Stage: 22
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 14
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 27.48 ft on 06/13/2008
(2) 25.10 ft on 03/26/1917
(3) 24.47 ft on 09/02/2018 (P)
(4) 23.93 ft on 09/08/2018 (P)
(5) 22.78 ft on 07/18/1993
(6) 22.68 ft on 02/13/1966
(7) 22.04 ft on 06/02/2000
(8) 21.35 ft on 04/05/1959
(9) 21.16 ft on 03/29/1950
(10) 20.96 ft on 07/06/1978
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 20.68 ft on 03/18/2019 (P)
(2) 18.06 ft on 10/11/2018 (P)
(3) 23.93 ft on 09/08/2018 (P)
(4) 24.47 ft on 09/02/2018 (P)
(5) 19.74 ft on 05/06/2018
(6) 19.85 ft on 07/25/2017
(7) 13.57 ft on 06/27/2017
(8) 13.69 ft on 01/25/2017
(9) 20.36 ft on 09/27/2016
(10) 18.05 ft on 09/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.00 ft on 10/06/1950
(2) 6.68 ft on 09/05/2005
(3) 6.75 ft on 09/12/2003
(4) 6.92 ft on 07/14/2012
(5) 6.97 ft on 08/28/2015
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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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24.5 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business, a wayside park, and an auto auction business about 5 miles downstream of the gauge near the Highway 33 bridge. Water is just up to Cty X bridge. If Portage is up to ~16 ft also, water approaches or on I-90/94 and Hwy 33 intersection and I-90/94 and Hwy 33 intersection. Water onto Manchester St bridge. This level is the 1 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 1 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
24 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business, a wayside park, and an auto auction business about 5 miles downstream of the gauge near the Highway 33 bridge. Water up to Manchester St Bridge. If Portage is up to ~16 ft also, water approaches I-90/94 and Hwy 33 intersection and I-90/94 and Hwy 33 intersection. This level is the 2 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 2 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
23.2 This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 4 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level. Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business, a wayside park, and an auto auction business about 5 miles downstream near the Highway 33 bridge.
23.1 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business and a road wayside park about 5 miles downstream near the Highway 33 bridge. Floodwaters also affect an auto auction business near Highway I-94. If WI River at Portage at or above 18 ft water approaches or on I90/94 and Hwy 33.
22.1 This level is the 10 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 10 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level. Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business and a road wayside park about 5 miles downstream of the gauge near the Highway 33 bridge. Floodwaters also affect an auto auction business near Highway I-94 about 5 miles downstream of the gauge.
22 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business and a road wayside park about 5 miles downstream near the Highway 33 bridge. Floodwaters also affect an auto auction business near Highway I-94. Ochsner Park is flooded.
20.8 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business and a road wayside park about 5 miles downstream near the Highway 33 bridge. Floodwaters also affect an auto auction business near Highway I-94. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 20 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
19 Floodwaters affect a trailer rental business and a road wayside park about 5 miles downstream near the Highway 33 bridge. Also, water affects an auto auction business near Highway I-94.
18 If Wisonsin River at Portage up to 17 feet also, water approaches gravel of I-39 off ramp to Cascade Mt Rd. There is widespread flooding of agricultural land.
17 If Wisonsin River at Portage up to 17 feet also, water impacts parking lots near Hwy 33 and water over Tritz Rd near Hwy 33. There is widespread flooding of agricultural land.
16 The effects of flooding at this level are confined mainly to agricultural land.
15 There is minor lowland and agricultural land flooding.
14 Minor lowland flooding occurs.
Photos
(1) Photo of record flooding-Baraboo River near Baraboo-June 2008.
(2) Aerial photo of Baraboo River about 5 miles east of Baraboo.
(3) Aerial photo of Baraboo River in area of river gauging station...about 5 miles east of Baraboo.
(4) River gauging station at HWY X about 5 miles east of Baraboo.

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