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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Sugar River at Brodhead 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: 10
Moderate Flood Stage: 8
Flood Stage: 5
Action Stage: 4.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.40 ft on 09/13/1915
(2) 10.07 ft on 03/07/1937
(3) 10.06 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(4) 10.00 ft on 03/14/1929
(5) 9.90 ft on 02/06/1938
(6) 9.86 ft on 03/16/1943
(7) 9.80 ft on 02/28/1948
(8) 9.78 ft on 02/23/1922
(9) 9.76 ft on 03/22/1975
(10) 9.72 ft on 03/31/1960
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.53 ft on 10/05/2019 (P)
(2) 10.06 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(3) 5.65 ft on 02/07/2019 (P)
(4) 8.63 ft on 10/04/2018 (P)
(5) 6.26 ft on 09/22/2018 (P)
(6) 6.60 ft on 09/06/2018 (P)
(7) 9.29 ft on 08/23/2018 (P)
(8) 5.02 ft on 06/22/2018
(9) 9.59 ft on 02/21/2018
(10) 8.72 ft on 07/23/2017
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) -0.16 ft on 09/19/1959
(2) 0.10 ft on 09/09/2003
(3) 0.35 ft on 09/13/2005
(4) 0.46 ft on 09/14/2012
(5) 0.59 ft on 07/10/2012
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13 In Illinois, residences at the west end of Haas Rd northwest of Shirland may be threatened. Widespread inundation of the floodplain may reach over 1 mile from the river between Durand and Shirland.
12 In Illinois, Yale Bridge Rd may be threatened west of the river northwest of Shirland.
9.1 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. There is widespread flooding of lowland and agricultural land in the Brodhead area. Floodwaters cover roads about 6 miles downstream in Avon Township of Rock County. In the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, there is flooding in Sugar River Park. Floodwaters are over Highway T in Rock County.
8.8 There is widespread agricultural land flooding in the Brodhead area. Downstream in the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, there is flooding in Sugar River Park. Floodwaters are over Highway T in Rock County.
8 Floodwaters are over Highway T in Rock County, and there is flooding in Sugar River Park in the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County. There is widespread agricultural and lowland flooding in the Brodhead area. In Illinois, structures at Sugar Shores Camping Resort may be threatened.
7.6 A stage of 7.4 feet can be considered to be about a 50 percent chance flood meaning there is a 50 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level. There is widespread agricultural and lowland flooding in the Brodhead area. Downstream in the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, there is flooding in Sugar River Park.
7 Some roads are flooded about 6 miles downstream in Avon Township of Rock County.
6.5 There is widespread flooding of lowland and agricultural land. Downstream in the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, there is flooding in Sugar River Park. Some roads are flooded in Avon Township, about 6 miles downstream of Brodhead.
6 Some roads are flooded about 6 miles downstream in Avon Township of Rock County. In the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, flooding is occurring in Sugar River Park. In Illinois, Winslow Rd is threatened near the river between Durand and Shirland. Low lying areas of Sugar Shores Camping Resort may be inundated.
5.5 Some roads are flooded about 6 miles downstream in Avon Township in Rock County. In the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, flooding is occurring in Sugar River Park.
5 Some roads become flooded about 6 miles downstream in Avon Township in Rock County. In the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, some minor flooding develops in Sugar River Park, including the boat ramp.
4.5 In Illinois, low-lying areas in the Sugar River Forest Preserve and Colored Sands Forest Preserve may be inundated.

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