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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the North Central River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Mississippi River at Hwy 169 at Champlin 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: 17
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 9
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 17.96 ft on 04/12/1965
(2) 17.66 ft on 04/17/1965
(3) 17.56 ft on 03/06/1984
(4) 15.81 ft on 03/29/1957
(5) 15.46 ft on 04/15/1952
(6) 14.76 ft on 04/09/1997
(7) 14.29 ft on 04/20/2023 (P)
(8) 13.66 ft on 06/17/1966
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 14.29 ft on 04/20/2023 (P)
(2) 11.87 ft on 05/18/2022
(3) 8.04 ft on 04/16/2021
(4) 13.11 ft on 01/13/2020
(5) 11.94 ft on 03/31/2019
(6) 9.59 ft on 04/28/2018
(7) 9.11 ft on 10/10/2017
(8) 10.76 ft on 04/10/2011
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
(1) 4.14 ft on 08/17/2023
(2) 4.17 ft on 10/16/2022
(3) 4.19 ft on 10/21/2021
(4) 4.33 ft on 06/29/2020
(5) 4.50 ft on 08/23/2018
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17.8 Anoka - Rum River begins flooding River Avenue and Madison Street
17.3 Anoka - Rum River begins flooding 2nd Avenue and Adams Street.
17 Champlin - water backs up through sewer manholes at Applewood Pointe on Dayton Road
14.6 Anoka - water begins flooding Rice Street and Levee Avenue.
14.2 Anoka - water begins flooding the Rum River boat launch walkway.
13.5 Champlin - flooding begins on West River Parkway upstream from gage
11.26 Watercraft restrictions begin.
11 Champlin - flooding begins upstream of gage at Galloway Park
10.8 Champlin - some flooding downstream of gage on Mississippi Drive
9.4 Champlin - some flooding 3-4 miles downstream of gage below West River Road
9 Champlin - low parking lot off 411 Dayton Road begins to flood.
8.8 Champlin - low areas of Mississippi Point Park begin to flood.

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