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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Pecatonica River at Darlington are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - near Blanchardville
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 16
Moderate Flood Stage: 15
Flood Stage: 13.5
Action Stage: 10
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 20.71 ft on 07/16/1950
(2) 19.80 ft on 06/29/1990
(3) 19.16 ft on 06/30/1969
(4) 18.22 ft on 07/06/1993
(5) 17.65 ft on 02/28/1948
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 15.88 ft on 10/03/2019 (P)
(2) 14.31 ft on 09/14/2019 (P)
(3) 17.62 ft on 03/15/2019 (P)
(4) 13.95 ft on 10/12/2018 (P)
(5) 15.42 ft on 10/03/2018 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 11/29/1966
(2) 1.72 ft on 09/12/2003
(3) 1.74 ft on 09/14/2005
(4) 1.92 ft on 09/21/2012
(5) 1.99 ft on 08/27/2015
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20.8 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. There is major urban flooding in Darlington. The Wisconsin Power and Light substation in Darlington is flooded.
19.39 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. There is major urban flooding in darlington. Highways 23 and 81 are flooded and closed as are some other streets in downtown Darlington. The Wisconsin Power and Light substation in Darlington is flooded.
19 There is major urban flooding in Darlington. The Wisconsin Power and Light substation in Darlington is flooded.
18.3 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. There is major urban flooding in Darlington.
18.25 There is major urban flooding in Darlington.
17.3 There is major urban flooding in Darlington.
17.1 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. There is major urban flooding in Darlington.
16.3 There is major urban flooding in Darlington. Highways 23 and 81 are flooded and closed as are other streets in downtown Darlington.
16 There is major urban flooding in Darlington. Highways 23 and 81 are flooded and closed as are some streets in downtown Darlington.
15.8 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. Highways 23 and 81 in Darlington are flooded and closed as is Main Street. The Lafayette County Fairgrounds are flooded.
15.5 There is flooding in Calamine, Wisconsin, about 5 miles upstream of Darlington. Highways 23 and 81 are flooded and closed in Darlington as is a good part of Main Street. The Lafayette County Fairgrounds are flooded.
15 Highways 23 and 81 are flooded and closed in Darlington. A portion of Main Street in Darlington is flooded. A good part of the Lafayette County Fairgrounds is flooded.
13.9 This level is about a 50 percent chance flood meaning there is a 50 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level. Floodwaters cover a portion of Main Street in Darlington. A part of the Lafayette County Fairgrounds is flooded.
13.5 Floodwaters touch Main Street in Darlington. A part of the Lafayette County Fairgrounds has 2 to 3 feet of water over it.
13 There is minor urban flooding in Darlington.
12 There is flooding of agricultural land in the Darlington area.
11 There is flooding of agricultural land and lowland.
10 There is minor lowland flooding in the Darlington area.

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