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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Milwaukee River near Cedarburg 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: 14
Moderate Flood Stage: 13
Flood Stage: 11
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 15.33 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(2) 13.98 ft on 06/13/2008
(3) 13.11 ft on 05/24/2004
(4) 12.88 ft on 06/18/1996
(5) 12.27 ft on 01/13/1988
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.33 ft on 03/16/2019 (P)
(2) 11.40 ft on 09/03/2018 (P)
(3) 12.20 ft on 08/29/2018 (P)
(4) 12.24 ft on 01/23/2017
(5) 8.34 ft on 12/16/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 5.20 ft on 07/09/1999
(2) 5.20 ft on 11/27/2012
(3) 5.34 ft on 10/07/2005
(4) 5.44 ft on 08/25/2015
(5) 5.45 ft on 07/01/2012
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13.31 Floodwaters affect Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area. Water is over Elm St, Green Bay Rd, North Cedarburg Rd in Thiensville. The following roads and intersections are flooded and closed: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village of Saukville. This level is the 1 percent chance flood meaning there is a 1 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
13 Floodwaters affect Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area. Water is over Elm St, Green Bay Rd, N Cedarburg Rd in Thiensville and into Thiensville village Park. The following roads and intersections are flooded and closed: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Blueberry Drive and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village and Town of Saukville.
12.93 Floodwaters affect Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area. Water is over Elm St, Green Bay Rd, North Cedarburg Rd in Thiensville. The following roads and intersections may be flooded: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village and Town of Saukville.
12.53 Floodwaters are into the back yards of homes in the Thiensville area. Water is into Thiensville Village Park. The following roads and intersections may be flooded: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive, Blueberry Drive and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village of Saukville. This level is the 4 percent flood meaning there is a 4 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
12 Floodwaters spread into the back yards of homes in the Thiensville area. Water is over Elm St, Green Bay Rd, and N Cedarburg Rd, and into Thiensville Village Park. The following roads and intersections are flooded and closed: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Blueberry Drive and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village and Town of Saukville. Water is near some homes along Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area.
11.86 The following roads and intersections may be flooded: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Blueberry Drive and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village and Town of Saukville. Water is near some homes along Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area. This level is the 10 percent flood meaning there is a 10 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
11.3 The following roads and intersections may be flooded: Highway Y and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Blueberry Drive and Hawthorne Drive in the Town of Saukville, Highway W between Highway 33 and Highway 57 in the Village and Town of Saukville. Water approaches some homes along Klug Lane just south of Highway C in Thiensville. Water is near some homes along Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area.
11.13 Floodwaters approach some homes along Klug Lane and just south of Highway C. About 2 1/2 miles downstream, water approaches some homes along Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 20 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
11 Water approaches some homes along Klug Lane just south of Highway C. At equivalent stage 2 1/2 miles downstream, water approaches homes along Island Drive and Shoreland Parkway in the Mequon area.
10.5 There is minor lowland flooding.
10 Minor lowland flooding occurs.
9.88 There is minor lowland flooding in the Cedarburg and Thiensville area. This level is the 50 percent flood meaning that there is a 50 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
Photos
(1) Aerial photo looking east-Milwaukee R. near Cedarburg, WI
(2) Aerial photo looking south-Milwaukee R. near Cedarburg, WI

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