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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Baraboo River at Rock Springs are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.
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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at West Baraboo
Zoom Level:16
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 23
Moderate Flood Stage: 21
Flood Stage: 18.5
Action Stage: 13.5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 28.73 ft on 06/11/2008
(2) 27.60 ft on 08/31/2018
(3) 26.40 ft on 09/06/2018
(4) 22.60 ft on 09/25/2016
(5) 22.17 ft on 03/15/2019
(6) 21.71 ft on 06/02/2000
(7) 21.57 ft on 07/24/2017
(8) 21.37 ft on 08/21/2007
(9) 20.99 ft on 05/25/2004
(10) 20.67 ft on 09/10/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 22.17 ft on 03/15/2019
(2) 18.79 ft on 10/11/2018
(3) 26.40 ft on 09/06/2018
(4) 27.60 ft on 08/31/2018
(5) 20.00 ft on 05/05/2018
(6) 21.57 ft on 07/24/2017
(7) 16.27 ft on 06/26/2017
(8) 13.49 ft on 06/24/2017
(9) 16.43 ft on 01/24/2017
(10) 13.81 ft on 12/01/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 6.54 ft on 09/12/2003
(2) 6.71 ft on 09/04/2005
(3) 6.83 ft on 07/13/2012
(4) 7.07 ft on 08/27/2015
(5) 7.11 ft on 09/15/2013
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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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28.5 Water about 5 feet deep over Highways DD, 154 and 136 and Elm St, 2nd St, 1st St, River St, and Ash St. Busser Park along Highway 136 and the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD are covered with water 5 feet deep. Floodwaters are up to or over first floor windows of some businesses, including the Post Office, along Highway 154 near the river.
27 Water about 3-4 feet deep over Highways DD, 154 and 136 and Elm St, 2nd St, 1st St, River St and Ash St. Busser Park along Highway 136 and the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD are covered with water 3-4 feet deep. Floodwaters impact the first floor of some businesses, including the Post Office, along Highway 154 near the river.
25 Water about 2-3 feet deep over Highways DD, 154 and 136 and Elm St, 2nd St, 1st St, River St and Ash St. Busser Park along Highway 136 and the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD are covered with water about 2 feet deep. Floodwaters are up to or impact the first floor of some businesses, including the Post Office, along Highway 154 near the river.
23 Floodwaters touch the base of the river gauge house in Rock Springs. Floodwaters cover much of Highways DD and 136 and is up to the centerline on 154. Water affects some businesses, including the Post Office, along Hwy 154. Busser Park along Highway 136 and the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD are covered with 3-4 ft of water.
22 Floodwaters affect the edges of Highways DD, 154 and 136 in Rock Springs as well as Busser Park along Highway 136. Water is about 3 feet deep in the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD. Floodwaters affect some businesses, including the Post Office, on Highway 154 in Rock Springs.
21 Floodwaters are about 2 feet deep in the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD. Water is over portions of Highways DD, 154 and 136 in Rock Springs.
20 Floodwaters are about 1 foot deep in the baseball diamond in Fireman's Park along Highway DD. Water is over portions of Highway DD in Rock Springs.
19 The river is well out of its banks and floodwaters affect a low spot on Highway DD in Rock Springs. Farm fields are flooded in the Loganville area.
17 Farm fields adjacent to the river are flooded in the Loganville area.
16 There is minor lowland flooding in the Rock Springs area.
14 There is minor lowland flooding in the Rock Springs area.
13.5 There is minor lowland flooding in the Rock Springs area.
Photos
(1) Photo of June 2008 record flooding in Rock Springs, WI. Water levels rose about 2 more feet later.
(2) High Water Mark sign on public building in Rock Springs, WI.
(3) Baraboo River-Rock Springs flooding Sept. 24, 2016
(4) Baraboo River-Rock Springs flooding Sept. 24, 2016
(5) Baraboo River-Rock Springs flooding Sept. 24, 2016
(6) Baraboo River-Rock Springs flooding Sept. 24, 2016
(7) Aerial photo of Rock Springs, WI
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