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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Crawfish River at Milford 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: 9
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 13.35 ft on 06/16/2008
(2) 11.15 ft on 04/06/1959
(3) 10.06 ft on 04/02/1979
(4) 9.79 ft on 03/26/1975
(5) 9.40 ft on 03/21/2019
(6) 9.36 ft on 04/23/1993
(7) 9.10 ft on 03/24/1986
(8) 8.88 ft on 04/01/1962
(9) 8.88 ft on 03/17/1946
(10) 8.78 ft on 10/04/1986
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 8.38 ft on 10/09/2019 (P)
(2) 9.40 ft on 03/21/2019
(3) 8.05 ft on 10/15/2018 (P)
(4) 8.62 ft on 09/08/2018 (P)
(5) 6.58 ft on 01/28/2017
(6) 5.23 ft on 12/19/2015
(7) 5.73 ft on 04/14/2015 (P)
(8) 6.47 ft on 07/04/2014
(9) 8.71 ft on 04/20/2013
(10) 7.49 ft on 03/27/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.39 ft on 09/22/2005
(2) 1.50 ft on 09/12/2003
(3) 1.50 ft on 06/18/2012
(4) 1.82 ft on 09/18/2013
(5) 2.01 ft on 09/17/2015
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12.8 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. Some homes in Milford are affected by floodwaters. There is widespread agricultural land flooding as well as flooding in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
11.88 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. Water is near homes in Milford. There is widespread flooding in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford. There is widespread flooding of agricultural land.
10.91 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 are near some homes in Milford. There is widespread flooding in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
10.3 Water approaches some homes in Milford. There is widespread flooding of roads in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
9.47 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 approach some homes in Milford. There is widespread flooding of roads in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
9 Water approaches some homes in Milford. There is widespread flooding of roads in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
8.21 There is widespread flooding of agricultural land and lowland. There is widespread flooding in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford. This level is considered to be about a 20 percent chance flood meaning there is a 20 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
7 There is widespread flooding of lowland and agricultural land. There is widespread flooding of roads in Riverbend Campground about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
6.19 There is minor lowland flooding. This level is 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. Water is over some roads adjacent to the river in the Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
6 There is minor flooding in the Milford area. Water covers some roads adjacent to the river in Riverbend Campground, about 5 miles upstream of Milford.
5 There is minor lowland flooding in the Milford area. About 5 miles upstream, minor flooding starts in Riverbend Campground.
Photos
(1) Aerial photo looking east-Crawfish R.-Milford, WI
(2) Aerial photo looking southwest-Crawfish R.-Milford, WI

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