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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Root River at Racine are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Upstream Gauge - near Raymond Upstream Gauge
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Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 8
Moderate Flood Stage: 7.5
Flood Stage: 7
Action Stage: 6
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 11.29 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 8.54 ft on 03/05/1974
(3) 8.13 ft on 02/12/1966
(4) 7.88 ft on 04/22/1973
(5) 7.80 ft on 05/19/2020 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 7.80 ft on 05/19/2020 (P)
(2) 5.59 ft on 04/11/2015 (P)
(3) 5.29 ft on 03/23/2011
(4) 4.82 ft on 02/21/2011
(5) 6.91 ft on 07/24/2010
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.90 ft on 08/09/1988
(2) 1.93 ft on 09/17/2005
(3) 1.97 ft on 10/13/2012
(4) 2.04 ft on 09/12/2003
(5) 2.08 ft on 07/10/2012
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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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8 Lincoln Park and Horlick Park in Racine are flooded and closed. Water over Dominik Dr in Lincoln Park. There is basement flooding to around 250 homes in Racine. There is a 1 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
7.5 Lincoln Park and Horlick Park in Racine are flooded and closed. Water over Dominik Dr in Lincoln Park. Floodwaters are in the back yards of some homes and there is some basement flooding. 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.
7 There is flooding in Lincoln Park and Horlick Park in Racine. 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.
6.5 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 minor flooding in Lincoln Park and Horlick Park in Racine.
6 There is minor lowland flooding. There is a 20 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
5.4 This level is the 50 percent chance flood meaning there is a 50 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year. There is minor lowland flooding in the Racine area.

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