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Forecasts for the Fox River at Waukesha 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: 8
Flood Stage: 6
Action Stage: 5
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 8.85 ft on 06/09/2008
(2) 8.00 ft on 04/01/1960
(3) 7.82 ft on 06/19/2009
(4) 7.67 ft on 07/25/2010
(5) 7.42 ft on 04/22/1973
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 6.39 ft on 04/03/2024 (P)
(2) 7.28 ft on 09/12/2022 (P)
(3) 6.35 ft on 05/19/2020
(4) 6.38 ft on 10/04/2019
(5) 6.21 ft on 09/13/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 1.10 ft on 06/03/1994
(2) 2.56 ft on 09/05/2005
(3) 2.59 ft on 10/07/2012
(4) 2.61 ft on 09/09/2023
(5) 2.63 ft on 07/11/2012
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11 Barstow St, Corrina Blvd, E St Paul Ave, W St Paul Ave, Union St, Bank St, W Main St, Buckley St, Baxter St, Marshall St, N Prairie Ave are flooded. Water hits the bridge at Bartown St, Bank St. Water may hit the bridge at N Prairie Ave, Broadway and the pedestrian bridges along the riverwalk. Frame Park is flooded. The neighborhood along Bethesda Park is flooded.
9.8 Water hits the base of Barstow St bridge and Bank St bridge. Corrina Blvd, Buckley St, Baxter St, W Main St is flooded. Water impacts Bank St and E St Paul Ave. Frame Park is flooded. There is widespread flooding around homes in the Bethesda Court area about one half mile south of downtown Waukesha. This level is the 0.2 percent flood meaning there is a 0.2 chance of the river reaching this level in any given year.
8.6 Water approaches the base of Bastow St bridge and Bank St bridge. Water impacts Corrina Blvd, Buckley St, W Main St and northern Bank St. Frame Park is flooded. Floodwaters are around some homes in the Bethesda Court area about one half mile south of downtown Waukesha. 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.
8 Water is into Frame Park and floodwaters are at least 3 feet deep on land near the shoreline. About one half mile south of downtown Waukesha, water is 3-4 feet deep and covering much of the backyards of some homes in the Bethesda Court area. Water approaches Corrina Blvd and Union St. 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.
7.2 Water is over the banks of Frame Park and floodwaters are at least 2 feet deep on land near the shoreline. About one half mile south of downtown Waukesha, water is 2 to 3 feet deep and covering much of the back yards of 6 or 7 homes in the Bethesda Court area of Waukesha. 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.
6.8 Floodwaters are over the banks in Frame Park and floodwaters are about 2 feet deep on land near the shoreline. About one half mile south of downtown Waukesha, water is 2-3 feet deep and covering much of the back yards of 6 or 7 homes in the Bethesda Court area of waukesha. 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.
6 There is minor lowland flooding in the Waukesha area. This level is about the 50 percent flood meaning there is a 50 percent chance in any given year of the river reaching this level.
5 There is minor lowland flooding in the Waukesha area.
Photos
(1) Aerial photo 1 of Fox River-Waukesha, WI
(2) Aerial photo 2 of Fox River-Waukesha, WI

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Forecasts for the Fox River at Waukesha are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available
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