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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Wisconsin River at Wisconsin Dells 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: 18.9
Moderate Flood Stage: 17.6
Flood Stage: 16
Action Stage: 13
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 23.83 ft on 09/14/1938
(2) 20.70 ft on 03/16/1973
(3) 19.22 ft on 04/05/1967
(4) 18.95 ft on 04/15/1965
(5) 18.16 ft on 06/24/1993
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.90 ft on 04/21/2019 (P)
(2) 11.75 ft on 06/15/2017
(3) 14.19 ft on 05/21/2017
(4) 16.32 ft on 03/19/2016
(5) 14.05 ft on 12/17/2015
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.99 ft on 06/12/2012
(2) 2.04 ft on 09/08/2003
(3) 2.15 ft on 08/25/2013
(4) 2.21 ft on 09/21/2005
(5) 2.23 ft on 09/22/2015
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18.21 Floodwaters affect cabins and trailers southeast of Wisconsin Dells along Levee Road, Van Hoosen Road, Indian Trail Parkway, Ingebretson Road and Norway Drive. Water from the Wisconsin River backs into Hulburt Creek causing floodwaters to affect the back yards of some businesses in downtown Wisconsin Dells near Highway 13. This level is the 4 percent chance flood meaning that there is a 4 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
17.6 Floodwaters affect cabins and trailers southeast of Wisconsin Dells along Levee Road, Van Hoosen Road, Indian Trail Parkway, Ingebretson Road and Norway Road. Water from the Wisconsin River backs into Hulburt Creek causing floodwaters to affect the backyards of some businesses in downtown Wisconsin Dells near Highway 13.
17 Floodwaters affect cabins and trailers southeast of Wisconsin Dells along Levee Road, Van Hoosen Road, Indian Trail Parkway, Ingebretson Road and Norway Drive.
16.93 Floodwaters affect cabins and trailers southeast of Wisconsin Dells along Levee Road, Van Hoosen Road, Indian Trail Parkway, Ingebretson Road and Norway Drive. This level is the 10 percent chance flood meaning there is a 10 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
16 There is widespread flooding to agricultural land and wooded land in the Wisconsin Dells area.
15.64 There is widespread flooding to lowland and agricultural land in the Wisconsin Dells area. This level is the 20 percent chance flood meaning there is a 20 percent chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
15 There is widespread lowland and agricultural land flooding.
14 There is minor lowland flooding.
13.5 There is minor lowland flooding.
13 There is minor lowland flooding
12.91 There is minor lowland flooding in the Wisconsin Dells area. 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.

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